Weeknight Winner: One Pan Parmesan Chicken is a Family Hit

A hassle-free dinner solution that is one of my family's favorites

By Jennifer Hill, publisher of Macaroni KID Fremont, Calif. October 25, 2023

One Pan Parmesan Chicken is a hassle-free dinner solution that is one of my family's favorites. If you're like me and believe that fewer dishes equal a culinary victory, then this recipe is tailor-made for you! 

This One Pan Parmesan Chicken dish not only keeps your kitchen cleanup to a minimum but also delivers a mouthwatering meal that everyone will love. Here's how to make it:

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One Pan Parmesan Chicken


  • 3 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 tsp. seasoned salt
  • 3 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper

Optional Ingredients:

  • Sliced mushrooms
  • Sliced red or green peppers
  • Broccoli florets


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a 9x13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a bowl, mix the sour cream, garlic powder, seasoned salt, and 1 cup of shredded parmesan cheese until thoroughly combined.
  3. Place chicken breasts in the baking dish — try not to overlap.
  4. Spread the cheese mixture over each chicken breast. 
  5. Prepare and add any optional ingredients.
  6. Sprinkle the remaining 1/2 cup of parmesan cheese and the pepper over the top of the chicken.
  7. Bake, uncovered, for 25-30 minutes, until chicken is fully cooked through. For a nice crispy finish turn the oven to broil and open the oven door slightly for the final 5 minutes of cooking time. Watch closely as it will go from golden crisp to burnt very quickly.

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Enjoy! We love serving this One Pan Parmesan Chicken with mashed potatoes or pasta and roasted vegetables to complete a yummy meal.

Jennifer Hill is the publisher of Macaroni KID Fremont, Calif.