Yield: 2

Parmesan Baked Chicken Breasts

One of the best chicken breast recipes is baked chicken breasts.

One of the best chicken breast recipes in oven is bake chicken breast with Parmesan cheese. These juicy and tender chicken breasts are marinated with olive oil and garlic-lemon seasonings. So delicious!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 1 lb. (0.4 kg) skinless and boneless chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1.5 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • ground black pepper
  • 3 dashes cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt or more to taste
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • lemon wedges, for serving


    Marinate the chicken breasts with olive oil, garlic powder, lemon juice, black pepper, cayenne pepper and salt. The marinade will be paste-y and not liquidy, like the picture below. 

    While the chicken breasts are marinating, preheat oven to 400°F (207°C)

    Top the marinated chicken breasts with the grated Parmesan cheese evenly. Bake the chicken for about 20-30 minutes, until a meat thermometer hits 165 degrees Fahrenheit when inserted into the thickest part of the breasts. 

    Remove the Parmesan baked chicken from the oven. Serve immediately with fresh lemon wedges, squeeze the juice on the chicken for extra flavors. You may also serve the chicken with your favorite hot sauce.


Watch the cooking video on this page for step-by-step guide.

Do not use bottle Parmesan cheese.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 498Total Fat 27gSaturated Fat 7gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 18gCholesterol 162mgSodium 892mgCarbohydrates 7gFiber 1gSugar 1gProtein 58g