Easy Never-Fail Breaded Chicken

Total Time
Prep 7 mins
Cook 30 mins

This is the most simple chicken recipe I've ever made. My mom came up with it and I tweaked it a tiny bit and we eat it at least 3 times a month. I honestly don't see how anyone could dislike this chicken. I recommend serving it with homemade mashed potatoes!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 3 -4 chicken breasts, cut into approx. 2-inch strips
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted (not margarine)
  • 1 cup progresso brand Italian seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 14 cup shredded parmesan cheese (NOT the stuff in a can!)


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Melt 2 T butter and pour into shallow baking dish.
  3. Melt remaining 4 T butter in small bowl.
  4. Dip chicken in butter (in bowl, not baking dish) and then dredge in bread crumbs.
  5. Place coated chicken into baking dish.
  6. Sprinkle cheese on top of chicken.
  7. Cooking times vary according to the thickness of the chicken and your individual oven, so start checking for doneness after about 25 minutes. It takes about 35-40 in my oven.
  8. Chicken is done when juices run clear and you can easily cut it with a fork.


Most Helpful

We had this for dinner tonight. Very easy and very fast to make. However, I thought it needed a little something more. Maybe if I had a dipping sauce or something? It was moist and DS liked it, that's why I gave it 3 stars, but I don't think I'll be making it again.

FKHamer July 22, 2010

This chicken is really fast and easy to make, but I added some seasonings for flavor. I also baked mine halfway through and then added the cheese on top so the cheese wouldn't burn.

nmj September 24, 2008

My neighbor's little girl is always asking me to cook up something good. I let her help me make this recipe so that she could take it on a picnic with her Gram. She want to suprise everyone. They all loved it and so did I. Thanks for sharing

School Chef September 21, 2008

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