While I usually like to make meals from scratch, some days are busier than others and it’s simply more important to be able to whip up a quick meal so I can spend those extra few minutes with my family instead. While it’s easy to fall into the “let’s order out” trap on these days, skimping on time shouldn’t mean skimping on quality or taste. This is why I love having a repertoire of recipes that fuse made from scratch elements with quick and easy pre-made/purchased shorts.

With our upcoming family road trip planned, I’ve been cramming next weeks work into this week’s schedule. Because of this, I was able to come up with a new short-cut recipe that I’d love to share with you. Combining fresh baked Garlic Parmesan Crusted Chicken with your favorite pasta sauce over veggie enriched pasta, this is my Easy 20 Minute Chicken Parmigiana recipe.

20 Minute Garlic Parmesan Panko Crusted Chicken Parmigiana Recipe

easy chicken parmigiana recipe

20 Minute Garlic Parmesan Panko Crusted Chicken Parmigiana Recipe
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins

Combining fresh baked Garlic Parmesan Crusted Chicken with your favorite pasta sauce over veggie enriched pasta, this is my Easy 20 Minute Chicken Parmigiana recipe.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chicken, Italian
Servings: 4
Author: Jeana Shandraw
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1 tbsp garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 1/3 cup fresh parmesan cheese shredded
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp Italian Seasoning
  • 1 jar pasta sauce warmed
  • 1 box pasta cooked
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. At same time start a pot of boiling water for pasta. 

  2. Spray aluminum covered baking sheet with with cooking spray.
  3. To reduce cooking time, filet chicken breasts so that you have 8 thinner slices. Sprinkle salt and pepper on chicken breasts and set aside.

  4. Saute garlic and olive oil about 3-5 minutes or until fragrant. Remove from heat. Don't forget to add pasta to your boiling water!

  5. Mix Panko, parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning, and garlic powder in a shallow dish (I like to use sandwich size tupperware.)

  6. I like to leave the garlic oil in the pan instead of dirtying up another dish, but if you really want to you can place the mixture into a shallow dish as well.
  7. Dredge both sides of a chicken breasts in olive oil mixture. Then turn to coat in breadcrumb mixture.

  8. Place in single layer on baking sheet.
  9. Bake 15-20 minutes until chicken is cooked through and juices run clear.
  10. Place cooked pasta (I used Barilla® Veggie mixed with Barilla® White Fiber) on plate. Top with sauce and 1-2 chicken breasts slices.

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This easy 20 Minute Recipe for Garlic Parmesan Panko Crusted Chicken Parmigiana is sooooo good! Perfect for busy weeknight dinner


  1. Something this delicious made in 20 minutes? I am loving it already. Parmesan crusted anything is always good. Adding this to our meal plan for next week. I am sure it will land a place in the list of family favorites.

  2. Looks like a really delicious chicken dish to me! I will include this in my meal plan this week. My family will love this but of course, I will tell them to give you all the credit for this dish.

  3. I’m starting to like the Garlic Parmesan Panko Crusted Chicken Parmigiana. I will cook this on our family dinner, I know they’ll love this dish so much. Thanks for sharing the recipe!!

  4. This recipe looks fantastic and I love that it only takes 20 minutes to cook!

    What do you do to give back in your local community?

    Unfortunately due to time I have not done enough. However I have been in contact with the people responsible for Arbor Love in Philly and I hope one day to bring a program like that over to MA.

  5. Sounds absolutely delish! I love using panko to bread my chicken, and this sounds like it will have delicious flavor! Thank you for taking the time to link it up with Mouthwatering Mondays. Have a delicious week!

    We give back by giving our time, donating to charities, teaching our kids to give of their time and their talents to help others.

  6. This is the ultimate definition of comfort food in my book! And who doesn’t love an easy weeknight dinner? So delicious. Stopping by from Totally Talented Tues.


  7. We have donated services and food items for a local soup kitchen that provides meals to anyone in our community.

  8. What I do to give back in my community is help at the church food pantry every Tue. We feed about 200 family’s a weeks!

  9. We volunteer with the local Sherriff’s department, donate to local charities, and support efforts to help veterans and local school children.

  10. I do a lot of animal rescue and return as well as caring for a feral cat community in town. I also volunteer at 2 animal shelters in the area.

  11. I donate to our local food banks and when my children outgrow things, I give them to the local pregnancy and children center that gives them out to local families at no cost.

  12. I give back by donating things to the local women’s shelter. I always have items that someone else could use more than me.

  13. My wife and I have a small clothing store. At the end of every season we donate a majority of our leftover merchandise. We also do donations throughout the year with shelters and other such organizations who need clothing.

  14. I honestly need to get more involved. We moved here last summer and I have been spending the last 8 or so months just establishing myself here and I would love to give back. Thanks for the push!

  15. We organized a winter coat drive last November for our annual family Giving Back project. We collected over 100 coats to be given out to the community!

  16. To give back to the local community I volunteer admin. time at the local domestic violence shelter. I have a real soft spot for those kiddos who end up in there.

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