Panko Parmesan Chicken is an easy oven baked chicken dinner recipe that will quickly become a family favorite comfort food. Chicken thighs are smothered with fresh chopped tomatoes, panko breadcrumbs, shredded Parmesan and seasonings and then baked to perfection. Easy for a weeknight dinner and impressive enough for entertaining too!
Easy Baked Chicken
Our panko chicken casserole is a fabulously delicious comfort food recipe that will quickly become a family favorite. Chicken thighs are a juicy flavorful part of the chicken and make this dish extra tasty. If you prefer chicken breasts, they would work well in this recipe also.
Chicken is smothered with fresh chopped tomatoes, panko breadcrumbs, shredded Parmesan and seasonings and baked to perfection. Ok, now we’re talking about a baking dishful of comfort food folks!
The ease of this recipe will astound you every time you make it. Not only are these breaded chicken thighs easy to make, they are so pretty and impressive to serve too making this an ideal recipe for your next get together.
Your family will thank you over and over again and your guests will be hoping for many more invitations when you serve Panko Parmesan Chicken Casserole!
Here are some ingredients you can substitute in this recipe.
For bone-in chicken thighs, you can substitute the following:
- bone-in chicken breasts
- boneless chicken thighs
- boneless chicken breasts
Just be sure to adjust your cooking time, if necessary, so that your chicken is cooked through and registers on a meat thermometer at 165 degrees.
For shredded Parmesan cheese, you can substitute the following:
- grated Parmesan cheese
- shredded mozzarella cheese
- your favorite grated cheese
- your favorite shredded cheese
For plum tomatoes, you can substitute:
- canned tomatoes, drained
- cherry tomatoes
- grape tomatoes
- vine-ripened tomatoes
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Ingredients you will need to make this recipe
- bone-in chicken thighs
- dried Italian seasoning
- kosher salt
- garlic powder
- plum tomatoes
- panko breadcrumbs
- Parmesan cheese
- olive oil
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Smothered Panko Parmesan Chicken is an easy recipe for dinner. Juicy chicken thighs are smothered with fresh chopped tomatoes, panko breadcrumbs, shredded Parmesan and seasonings and baked to perfection.
Preheat oven to 425F.
Arrange chicken thighs in roasting pan or baking dish. Sprinkle with 1/2 tsp. Italian seasoning, 1/2 tsp. kosher salt and garlic powder.
Combine tomatoes, panko, Parmesan, 3 Tbs. olive oil and remaining 1/2 tsp. Italian seasoning and remaining 1/2 tsp. kosher salt. Spoon tomato mixture over chicken. Drizzle with remaining 1 Tbs. olive oil.
Bake 45 minutes or until topping is golden and chicken is cooked through and meat thermometer registers 165F.
Makes 6 servings.