Easy Chicken Parmesan

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Easy to make and oh so delicious Chicken Parmesan…aka the perfect weeknight dinner all year long! Crispy pan fried chicken breasts, coated homemade tomato sauce, and topped with freshly parmesan cheese, a few slices of fresh mozzarella, and baked until the cheese is all melty and just starting to brown. This dish to quick to make, so simple, but full of the best flavors. Perfect for hot summer months, cozy fall dinners, cold winter nights, or even during the spring! Simply the best dinner for any and every occasion. Be sure to serve this chicken parmesan with your favorite pasta, a simple salad, or even roasted cherry tomatoes for a wonderful dinner that the whole family will enjoy!

overhead shot of four chicken parmesan on white platter with roasted tomatoes and basil leaves on top, plate of roasted tomatoes, herbs around, bowl of bread crumbs, and stack of white paltes beside on marble surface

About The Recipe

We’re back with another cozy dinner recipe and, just to be honest, I am so excited to finally share it with all of you! My mom has been making this recipe for the last 25+ years and it has always been a hit. Whether that was in her restaurant, when she was catering, or just whipping up a delicious dinner for friends and family.

It’s our tried and true Chicken Parmesan!

Honestly, this is my brother’s absolute favorite meal. Whenever we ask him what he wants to eat for dinner, one of the first things he asks for is this chicken parmesan. If we go out to a restaurant that has a chicken parmesan on the menu, that’s what he’s ordering!

Though, since we’ve been doing so much baking lately, my mom and I haven’t really been spending a lot of time making healthy, filling dinners like we should be.

So, we thought there was no better way to get back to enjoying dinner again than making one of our favorite recipes! It’s been so long since the last time we made this that I genuinely forgot how delicious it was.

cropped close up of chicken parmesan on white platter with roasted tomatoes on top, stack of plates behind

Every bite is juicy, a touch spicy, cheesy, and just melt-in-your-mouth delicious! Especially when served over pasta or with a side salad (which, is my personal favorite!).

Oh, and the best part? This recipe is ready in less than an hour and makes for a great busy weeknight or lazy weekend dinner.

What is Chicken Parmesan?

Chicken Parmesan is an italian dish that consists of breaded chicken breast, coated in tomato sauce, and finished with parmesan, mozzarella, or even provolone cheese. Our take on the dish is close to traditional, but with our own spin on it. We also like to add parmesan and mozzarella to ours to make it extra cheesy!

Reasons You Will Love This Chicken Parmesan

  • It’s super simple to make!
  • Ready in 45 minutes or less.
  • Healthy-ish and Full of flavor.
  • A meal the whole family will love!
  • Perfect for anytime of year.
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Equipment Needed

Ingredients

(Full ingredient amounts and instructions can be found in the recipe card at the bottom of the post)

grated parmesan, bread crumbs, seasoned flour, beaten eggs, raw chicken breasts, tomato sauce, mozzarella slices, and olive oil on marble surface

How To Make Chicken Parmesan

Step 1: Bread chicken breasts

Working with one at a time, coat chicken in seasoned flour. Dip into beaten eggs. Place on bread crumbs and coat well. Repeat until all chicken breasts have been breaded.

Step 2: Fry

Place two chicken breasts in hot oil and fry on each side until golden brown, about 1 – 2 minutes per side. Set aside to drain.

Step 3: Bake

Place fried and drained chicken breasts in greased casserole. Spoon tomato sauce over the top of each chicken breast.

Sprinkle with parmesan cheese and bake for 15 minutes.

Remove from the oven and top with mozzarella slices. Bake for another 10 minutes, or until mozzarella is bubbly and melted.

What To Serve With Chicken Parmesan

You can serve this chicken parmesan with almost anything and have it be delicious. Though, here’s a quick list of a few of our favorite things to make alongside this dish.

  • Fettuccine or Bucatini Pasta
  • Zoodles (zucchini noodles)
  • Fettuccine Alfredo
  • Mac and Cheese
  • Roasted Vegetables (such as our Roasted Brussel Sprouts!)
  • Salad

How To Store

The great thing about this chicken parmesan is that it stores well! We often make this recipe up to Step 11, place in freezer safe containers, and freeze until we want it for dinner. It’s a great way to meal prep for busy days ahead. Though, if the chicken parmesan is already made, you can store it in an airtight container and keep in the fridge for about 1-2 days.

Substitutions

  • You can use store-bought tomato sauce for this recipe.
  • Plain bread crumbs can be used, but remember to season with italian dried herbs before coating the chicken breasts.
  • If you don’t have olive oil for frying, you can use vegetable oil.
  • Pre-grated parmesan can be used instead of freshly grated, but it will not melt as well.
  • Shredded mozzarella can also be used instead of fresh mozzarella slices.

Looking for more recipes like this? Here are a few you may like: Tomato Arugula and Feta Pizza, Mixed Greens Steak Salad, Easy Zucchini Lasagna, Margherita Pizza

overhead shot of four chicken parmesans on white platter with on the vine roasted tomatoes and basil on top

Expert Tips

  • Make sure to use thinly sliced chicken breasts (also known as cutlets) for this recipe!
  • Be sure to thoroughly coat the chicken breasts with the flour, egg, and bread crumbs.
  • When frying the chicken, be careful! You do not need to cook them entirely in the oil, just to brown the bread crumbs.
  • Cheese amounts will vary depending on taste.
  • Each oven bakes differently, keep an eye on the chicken while it’s baking.
  • To make this a full meal, serve this with pasta or even a salad!

When you make this Easy Chicken Parmesan, leave a comment down below! We love hearing from you and answering any questions you might have! Also, be sure to tag us on social media and hashtag it #BakersTable.

overhead shot of four chicken parmesan on white platter with roasted tomatoes and basil leaves on top, plate of roasted tomatoes, herbs around, bowl of bread crumbs, and stack of white paltes beside on marble surface

Easy Chicken Parmesan

Traci
Super simple to make, extra cheesy, full of flavor, healthy-ish, and SO. GOOD. This Easy Chicken Parmesan is the perfect crowd pleasing dinner to make all year long.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Additional Time 10 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian/American
Servings 4
Calories 586 kcal

Ingredients
 

  • 4 thinly sliced chicken breasts
  • ½ cup all purpose flour seasoned to taste with salt and pepper
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 ½ cups italian-style bread crumbs
  • 2 cups tomato sauce
  • 4 ounces parmesan cheese, shredded
  • 12 ounces fresh mozzarella, sliced
  • Olive oil, for frying

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Spray a 10"x14"x3" casserole dish with cooking spray. Set aside.
  • Working with one at a time, coat both sides of chicken breast in seasoned flour.
  • Dip in egg wash, making sure to coat both sides.
  • Coat both sides with bread crumbs.
  • Heat olive oil (about ¼" depth) in skillet.
  • Fry chicken breasts 1-2 minutes on each side, until golden.
  • Drain.
  • Place chicken breasts in prepared casserole.
  • Spoon ½ cup tomato sauce over each chicken breast.
  • Top each breast with 1 ounce grated parmesan.
  • Bake for 15 minutes.
  • Remove from oven.
  • Top each chicken breast with fresh mozzarella.
  • Return to oven and bake for another 10 minutes.

Notes

Substitutions:
  • You can use store-bought tomato sauce for this recipe.
  • Plain bread crumbs can be used, but remember to season with italian dried herbs before coating the chicken breasts.
  • If you don’t have olive oil for frying, you can use vegetable oil.
  • Pre-grated parmesan can be used instead of freshly grated, but it will not melt as well.
  • Shredded mozzarella can also be used instead of fresh mozzarella slices.
 
Expert Tips:
  • Make sure to use thinly sliced chicken breasts (also known as cutlets) for this recipe!
  • Be sure to thoroughly coat the chicken breasts with the flour, egg, and bread crumbs.
  • When frying the chicken, be careful! You do not need to cook them entirely in the oil, just to brown the bread crumbs.
  • Cheese amounts will vary depending on taste.
  • Each oven bakes differently, keep an eye on the chicken while it’s baking.
  • To make this a full meal, serve this with pasta or even a salad!

Nutrition

Serving: 1chicken breastCalories: 586kcalCarbohydrates: 29gProtein: 64.6gFat: 24.7gSaturated Fat: 13.6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 11.1gCholesterol: 171mgSodium: 1638mgFiber: 2.9gSugar: 0.9g

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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3 Comments

  1. This so AMAZING! This is a dish that I would totally make for myself and probably keep for myself. My grandmother used to make something similar when I was a little girl.