Parmesan Baked Chicken

chicken, parmesan cheese



  • ¾ cup breadcrumbs
  • 3 tbsp. parmesan cheese
  • 3 tbsp. slivered or ground almonds
  • 1 tbsp. flour
  • 1 tsp. salt/seasoned salt and pepper
  • ½ tsp. thyme/oregano or both
  • ¼ cup each, oil and butter
  • 2 to 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 lbs. of chicken – breast, thighs, or legs – or 8 small serving pieces
  • fresh parsley for garnish, optional




  1. Mix the first 6 dry ingredients together in a shallow dish or deep pie plate.
  2. Heat oil and butter with the garlic, until the garlic turns a golden colour. You can use the microwave if you wish.
  3. Cut chicken into small serving pieces (plan on 2 pieces per person) and pat dry.
  4. Dip the chicken in the butter and oil mixture and then in the breadcrumb mixture to coat evenly all over.
  5. Place each piece on a greased baking sheet or low rimmed baking dish. Leave distance between the pieces so they can crisp on all sides.
  6. Bake in pre heated 375 degree oven for 40 – 50 minutes until cooked through. Cooking time will depend on how small the pieces are and whether the pieces have bones.   Bone in chicken takes longer to cook than boneless chicken.
  7. Drizzle with left over oil and butter mixture if you notice chicken is drying out.
  8. Let sit for 5 minutes before serving and sprinkle with chopped parsley if desired.