Chicken Parmesan Recipe – Crispy parmesan crusted chicken breasts are topped with marinara sauce and cheeses for an easy, classic Italian favorite. Ready in 30 minutes!

Chicken Parmesan Recipe - Crispy chicken is topped with marinara sauce, Parmesan and mozzarella cheeses for an easy, classic Italian favorite. Ready in 30 minutes! // addapinch.com

Classic Chicken Parmesan is always a favorite Italian dish to order in restaurants. While I love to order it when I visit that restaurant, I’d much rather make this easy, delicious dish at home. That parmesan coated chicken combined with the savory sauce is definitely the star attraction in this recipe in my house!

Chicken Parmesan Recipe

As I said, good Italian food is one of my all time favorites. And this dish is at the top of the list. I’ve tested this recipe for a long time and believe that I’ve perfected the make at home version of this classic dish. Even better, you can have it on the table for your family in 30 minutes, which is less time than any delivery food I’ve seen!

How to Make Chicken Parmesan

Chicken Parmesan Recipe - Crispy chicken is topped with marinara sauce, Parmesan and mozzarella cheeses for an easy, classic Italian favorite. Ready in 30 minutes! // addapinch.com

Start by pounding your chicken to 1/2-inch thick with a rolling pin or meat mallet, or simply carefully slicing your chicken breasts in half lengthwise. Then, sprinkle Stone House Seasoning on each chicken breast.

Chicken Parmesan Recipe - Crispy chicken is topped with marinara sauce, Parmesan and mozzarella cheeses for an easy, classic Italian favorite. Ready in 30 minutes! // addapinch.com

Coat both sides of your chicken in flour

Chicken Parmesan Recipe - Crispy chicken is topped with marinara sauce, Parmesan and mozzarella cheeses for an easy, classic Italian favorite. Ready in 30 minutes! // addapinch.com

Then into the beaten egg

Chicken Parmesan Recipe - Crispy chicken is topped with marinara sauce, Parmesan and mozzarella cheeses for an easy, classic Italian favorite. Ready in 30 minutes! // addapinch.com

And finally into the Panko and Parmesan mixture.

Chicken Parmesan Recipe - Crispy chicken is topped with marinara sauce, Parmesan and mozzarella cheeses for an easy, classic Italian favorite. Ready in 30 minutes! // addapinch.com

Lightly press the coating into the chicken to help it adhere.

Chicken Parmesan Recipe - Crispy chicken is topped with marinara sauce, Parmesan and mozzarella cheeses for an easy, classic Italian favorite. Ready in 30 minutes! // addapinch.com

Brown the chicken on both sides. Just look at that crispy chicken!

Chicken Parmesan Recipe - Crispy chicken is topped with marinara sauce, Parmesan and mozzarella cheeses for an easy, classic Italian favorite. Ready in 30 minutes! // addapinch.com

Transfer the chicken to a baking dish and top each piece with marinara.

Chicken Parmesan Recipe - Crispy chicken is topped with marinara sauce, Parmesan and mozzarella cheeses for an easy, classic Italian favorite. Ready in 30 minutes! // addapinch.com

Then top with cheeses.

Chicken Parmesan Recipe - Crispy chicken is topped with marinara sauce, Parmesan and mozzarella cheeses for an easy, classic Italian favorite. Ready in 30 minutes! // addapinch.com

Bake until the chicken is cooked through and reaches 165º F when check with an internal meat thermometer.

Chicken Parmesan Recipe - Crispy chicken is topped with marinara sauce, Parmesan and mozzarella cheeses for an easy, classic Italian favorite. Ready in 30 minutes! // addapinch.com

Top with chopped basil and serve.

How Do You Serve Chicken Parmesan?

You can serve this so many different ways, according to your preference. It’s delicious atop a favorite pasta or egg noodle. It’s also great served on top of mashed potatoes. If you want to serve it a little bit lighter side, you can always eat it over zoodles, such as this recipe for scrumptious Olive Oil Garlic Zucchini Noodles.

What Do You Serve With This?

I love to serve a good salad with this recipe. A couple of my favorites are my Grilled Caesar Salad with Homemade Caesar Salad Dressing or a green salad loaded with veggies and my Italian Dressing.

More Delicious Chicken Recipes

Easy Baked Chicken – excellent with sides or as a base to so many chicken recipes!

Chicken Enchiladas – a classic favorite!

Chicken Salad with Grapes – a definite family favorite!

Another recipe to try if you love Italian food or are looking for a meat free meal is my Eggplant Parmesan Recipe. It’s delicious too!

Here’s my family’s favorite Chicken Parmesan Recipe. I hope you enjoy it too!

Chicken Parmesan Recipe - Crispy chicken is topped with marinara sauce, Parmesan and mozzarella cheeses for an easy, classic Italian favorite. Ready in 30 minutes! // addapinch.com

Classic Chicken Parmesan Recipe

Chicken Parmesan Recipe - Crispy chicken is topped with marinara sauce, Parmesan and mozzarella cheeses for an easy, classic Italian favorite. Ready in 30 minutes!

Review Recipe

Print Recipe

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 4
Course Main Course
Calories: 325kcal
Serving Size 1g
Cuisine American, Italian
Author: Robyn Stone

Ingredients

  • 4 skinless boneless chicken breasts
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 large eggs lightly beaten
  • 1 1/2 cups panko bread crumbs
  • 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3/4 cup olive oil for frying
  • 1 cup marinara or tomato sauce
  • 8 slices mozzarella cheese
  • 8 slices provolone cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 bunch fresh basil (about 1/2 cup) chopped

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 450º F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. Prepare a 9x13 baking dish by spraying with nonstick cooking spray or misting with olive oil. Set aside.
  • Place the chicken breasts onto a heavy cutting board and between two pieces of parchment paper or into a heavy plastic zip top bag. Pound the chicken to 1/2-inch in thickness using a meat mallet or rolling pin. Season the chicken with Stone House Seasoning.
  • Arrange three flat bottomed dishes for dredging the chicken: (1) flour, (2) egg, and (3) Panko + parmesan cheese. Dip the prepared chicken breast into the flour, taking care to coat both sides of the chicken. Then, dip into the beaten egg, and finally into the Panko and parmesan mixture, making sure to press the Panko into the chicken. Place the coated chicken onto the parchment lined baking sheet.
  • Meanwhile, pour olive oil into a medium skillet set over medium heat. Allow the olive oil to heat until it has a light shimmer and a sprinkle of water sizzles when dropped into the oil. Carefully place the chicken into the oil and cook until golden brown, about 2-3 minutes per side. Remove from the skillet with tongs and place into the prepared baking dish. 
  • Top each piece of chicken with 1/4 cup of the tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese and provolone cheese. Place into the oven and cook until the chicken has cooked through and reaches 165º F when checked with an internal thermometer, about 18-20 minutes. Remove from the oven, top with basil and serve.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1breast | Calories: 325kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 17g | Sodium: 852mg | Potassium: 470mg
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Enjoy!
Robyn xo

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2 Comments Leave a comment or review

    1. Sarah,
      I would follow the recipe completely until the chicken reaches a temp of 165ºF and then cover and store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. When ready to serve, reheat. There is a risk of bacteria if you store the dish without cooking the chicken to a 165ºF temp. Hope this helps!

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