Parmesan-Crusted Chicken

A cracker and Parmesan cheese mixture combined with a trio of spices forms a delicious crust in this baked chicken main-dish recipe.

Parmesan-Crusted Chicken
Servings: 4 Prep 15 mins Bake 30 mins


  • 12 multigrain saltine crackers
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon each salt and black pepper
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 1-1/2 pounds)

Make It

1. Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Place baking rack on a baking sheet; set aside.

2. Place crackers in a large resealable storage bag and crush with a rolling pin. Add Parmesan, parsley, basil, paprika, salt and pepper to bag; shake to combine. Pour crumbs into shallow pie plate; set aside.

3. Place buttermilk in a shallow pie plate. Dip chicken in the buttermilk, then coat both sides of chicken in cracker mixture.

4. Place chicken on rack on baking sheet and bake at 400 degrees F for 25 to 30 minutes or until internal temperature registers 160 degrees F on an instant-read thermometer. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 4; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 253, Fat, total (g): 5, chol. (mg): 104, sat. fat (g): 2, carb. (g): 7, fiber (g): 1, pro. (g): 42, sodium (mg): 440, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.