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
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chicken, Italian
Servings: 4
Author: Jeana
  • 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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  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.

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