Quick, Easy & Freezer Friendly Parmesan Garlic Chicken


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This Quick, Easy & Freezer Friendly Parmesan Garlic Chicken Recipe is another family favorite recipe. You will want to double the recipe and add a batch to your freezer so you have delicious chicken dinner ready to go on busy nights.

Parmesan Garlic Chicken Easy Recipe to Double for the Freezer from SimplifyLiveLove.com

I first got the inspiration for Parmesan Garlic Chicken in one of my favorite cookbooks Don’t Panic–More Dinner’s in the Freezer: A Second Helping of Tasty Meals You Can Make Ahead. I really like this cookbook not only because there are very tasty, freezer friendly recipes included in it, but it also calculates the amounts necessary if you were to make the recipe time x3, x6, or x9 for freezer meals.

My basic math skills aren’t too shabby, but having the figures pre-calculated for tripling a recipe is really handy. That’s my plug for the cookbook Don’t Panic–More Dinner’s in the Freezer if you’re into freezer cooking!

Regardless of if you like freezer meals, you need to serve up this parmesan garlic chicken for dinner tonight! It’s a huge hit with both kids and adults. It’s so easy to make – yet looks fancier than it is. And it’s sure to be a hit at any family meal or dinner party. If you’re looking for an easy recipe that freezes well and tastes just as good after it’s frozen, I highly recommend this easy and delicious parmesan garlic chicken.

Quick, Easy & Freezer Friendly Parmesan Garlic Chicken

Let’s get busy!

First, prepare to cook by putting olive oil in one bowl and cheese, seasonings, and garlic in another. Dredge the chicken through the olive oil first and then through the cheese mixture.
Arrange chicken on a baking pan.


Bake chicken for 40-60 minutes, until cooked through an no longer pink. The internal temperature of the chicken should be 165 degrees to be properly cooked.

Freeze a Batch for Another Day

A quick and easy freezer friendly recipe for parmesan garlic chicken. Make one batch for dinner and another batch to freeze.

To make an extra batch for the freezer, follow the recipe but don’t bake. Instead, place each piece of dredged chicken on a piece of parchment paper and flash freeze. Then remove to a freezer container and freeze! The day before you’d like to cook it, thaw overnight in the fridge and then cook for the recommended amount of time, or bake it frozen, but add at least 20 minutes to your baking time.

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Yield: 6-8 servings

Parmesan Garlic Chicken

Parmesan Garlic Chicken Easy Recipe to Double for the Freezer from SimplifyLiveLove.com

Delicious, freezer friendly chicken recipe with a quick prep and clean up.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour


  • 6 bonesless, skinless chicken breasts. I also use thigh fillets sometimes and honestly like them better.
  • 1 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese. Pecorino Romano is delicious in this recipe, as is Asiago. Get crazy and use the cheese you like best!
  • 1 1/2 tbs Italian seasoning
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup olive oil


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Mix the cheese, Italian seasonsing, and garlic in one shallow bowl.
  3. Put the olive oil in another shallow bowl.
  4. Dredge the chicken pieces in the oil, then cover with the cheese mix.
  5. Arrange the chicken pieces on a pan and bake in preheated, 40-60 minutes for fatter chicken breasts, and 30-40 minutes for thinner pieces.
  6. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 400Total Fat: 26gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 118mgSodium: 443mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 39g

Nutritional information is not always correct.

Did you make this recipe?

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Enjoy! What’s your favorite way to cook chicken?

About Michelle Marine

Michelle Marine is the author of How to Raise Chickens for Meat, a long-time green-living enthusiast, and rural Iowa mom of four. She empowers families to grow and eat seasonal, local foods; to reduce their ecological footprint; and to come together through impactful travel.

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  1. mmmmm. Sound yummy!! One of my favorites is VERY similar! Make a marinade (spl?) with olive oil, lots of minced garlic, fresh lemon juice, oregano, and salt and pepper to taste. Mix with chicken and let it sit for a little while, I just mix it up in the am and stick it in the fridge until I need it. If using chicken breast, go ahead and butterfly them. They will soak up so much more flavor and cook faster. Grill, saute, or roast!! I love to serve this over Tabouleh. Another good thing, use this for potato!! Cut red potatoes into small cubes and cook in the oven with this marinade until tender. OMG!! Too good!!!

    1. I love to freeze uncooked, but marinated chicken. I have read the lemon juice might react strangely in the freezer though. But this sounds delish!! Thanks for sharing, Cara!

  2. This sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing. I feel your pain about the photography part of blogging. I’m not a photographer either.:)

  3. Made this tonight and it was a huge hit! Served it with broccoli and twice-baked potatoes, and there was total silence at the table for at least five minutes!

  4. soooo, this might be a silly question but can you cook it from it’s frozen state or do you thaw it overnight before hand?

    1. Hi Tiffany, Not a dumb question at all! I think you could do it either way, but I recommend thawing it first. Just pull it out of your freezer the morning you want to cook or, or even the night before, and thaw it in your fridge. 🙂 Thanks for the question!!

  5. I have this cookbook, but have not tried this recipe yet – I will have to give it a try! I am slowly getting back into freezer cooking and found your blog via Money saving Mom’s FB post. I love freezer cooking. Two days ago I quadrupled a soup recipe so that we would have leftovers for tonight and I was able to freeze some too! Looking forward to checking out your blog more!