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Chicken Thigh Parmesan – Best Bone In Baked

Chicken Thigh Parmesan – This easy bone in chicken thigh parmesan recipe consists of a juicy garlicky parmesan-flavored chicken with crunchy panko breading.

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Chicken Thigh Parmesan – Tips

Dredge, don’t drown – Don’t over-dip your chicken in the egg mixture, as this can lead to a soggy coating.

Toast those crumbs – For extra crunch, toast your breadcrumbs in a pan with olive oil before using.

Let it rest – After cooking, let the chicken rest for a few minutes before serving. This allows the juices to redistribute, resulting in a more tender bite.

Spice it up – Add a pinch of red pepper flakes to the breadcrumbs for a touch of heat.

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Recipe Variations

  • Go gourmet – Swap marinara for pesto, Alfredo sauce, or even a creamy mushroom sauce.
  • Get cheesy – Try different types of cheese like mozzarella, provolone, or even a blend for added flavor.
  • Veggie delight – Add roasted vegetables like zucchini, peppers, or eggplant to the baking sheet for a complete meal.
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How to Serve This Bone In Chicken Thigh Parmesan?

  • Pair your chicken parm with a side of spaghetti, marinara sauce, and a sprinkle of fresh parmesan.
  • Serve over a bed of spinach or mixed greens with a light vinaigrette dressing.
  • Cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces and serve with dipping sauce like marinara or ranch.
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Chicken Thigh Parmesan – FAQs

Is this healthy?

It can be! Opt for whole-wheat breadcrumbs, low-fat cheese, and a light marinara sauce for a healthier twist.

Can I make this ahead of time?

Yes! Prepare everything up to the baking step, then store in the fridge and bake when ready.

What are some good substitutes for chicken thighs?

Boneless, skinless chicken breasts work, but they won’t be as flavorful. Tofu or eggplant parmesan are delicious vegetarian alternatives.

Yield: 4

Chicken Thigh Parmesan

chicken thigh parmesan

Chicken Thigh Parmesan - This easy bone in chicken thigh parmesan recipe consists of a juicy garlicky parmesan-flavored chicken with crunchy panko breading.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


  • 4 bone-in chicken thighs, skinless
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided)
  • 1 cup jarred marinara sauce
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 slices mozzarella cheese (or provolone)
  • 1/4 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons chopped basil, optional
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, freshly grated


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Pat dry the chicken with paper towels and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Place the rack in the middle part of the oven. Heat a skillet on medium-high heat.
  4. Add oil, once hot. Add the chicken and cook until deep golden brown for about 5 minutes. Flip and cook for 2 more minutes.Add the marinara with water. Stir to combine until coated with the chicken.
  5. Place the pan in the oven with the lid on, and broil on high until the chicken is cooked through for about 15 minutes.
  6. In a bowl, add the panko crumbs, remaining olive oil, and parmesan cheese.
  7. Take out the pan from the oven and remove the lid. Place provolone cheese (1/2 slice) on top of each chicken thigh. Now evenly add the panko mixture on top.
  8. Place the chicken back in the oven and broil for about 4 to 5 minutes or until bubbly and the breadcrumbs are toasted.
  9. Garnish with chopped basil on top and serve immediately over rice or pasta.

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Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 402Total Fat 25gSaturated Fat 7gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 17gCholesterol 155mgSodium 1053mgCarbohydrates 11gFiber 2gSugar 4gProtein 34g

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