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Chicken Parmesan Recipe

Chicken Parmesan Recipe

Chicken Parmesan Recipe - fried and breaded chicken breast smothered with tomato sauce and cheeses then baked until bubbly and gooey. One of the best comforting baked chicken you'll ever have!
Course Main
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken, chicken parmesan, quick and easy
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 slices
Calories 325kcal
Author Immaculate Bites


For the Breadcrumbs:

  • 2 tablespoon melted butter
  • ¾ cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 teaspoon granulated onion
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 small lemon , grated (about ¼ teaspoon)
  • 2 chicken breasts, sliced in half , or 4 thin chicken breasts
  • Italian Seasoning , salt and pepper to taste
  • 1-2 eggs
  • Olive oil , as needed

For the Toppings:

  • 1 cup pasta sauce
  • ¼ cup Parmesan , grated
  • ½ -1 cup shredded mozzarella
  • basil , for topping
  • 1 lemon , quartered, to serve


  • Heat a skillet or pan over medium-heat and add melted butter. After 1-2 minutes, add panko breadcrumbs, granulated onion, Italian seasoning, garlic powder and grated lemon. Mix well until combined. Remove from heat once breadcrumbs turn into light brown - around 2-3 minutes. Set aside.
  • Preheat oven at 400  degrees F  and lightly grease a baking try or baking dish with cooking oil spray. Set aside.
  • Cut 2 slices of chicken into 4 halves. Then season with Italian seasoning and salt and pepper. 
  • On a slightly shallow plate, whisk egg and dip chicken breast on it and coat it on a plate with the breadcrumb mixture. Make sure every surface of the chicken is covered. Shake any excess. You may let it rest in the fridge for 10 minutes or overnight to allow the coating to cling well.
  • Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat and fry chicken until golden and crispy - about 4-5 minutes per side).
  • Then place chicken on the greased baking tray and top each chicken breast with 1/3 cup of homemade pasta sauce, Parmesan and mozzarella cheeses and basil.
  • Baked chicken for 15-20 minutes or until cheese is melting and bubbling and the chicken all cooked through. Serve with lemon on the side or top it off with parsley.


Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.


Calories: 325kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 131mg | Sodium: 651mg | Potassium: 682mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 580IU | Vitamin C: 21.9mg | Calcium: 109mg | Iron: 1.6mg