Easy Chicken Parmesan

Easy Chicken Parmesan
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  • Total: 44 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 34 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
1102 Calories
51g Fat
79g Carbs
75g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 1102
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 51g 66%
Saturated Fat 16g 80%
Cholesterol 404mg 135%
Sodium 1507mg 66%
Total Carbohydrate 79g 29%
Dietary Fiber 6g 22%
Protein 75g
Calcium 452mg 35%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This top-rated chicken Parmesan recipe makes a delicious, satisfying family meal with spaghetti and a simple salad. The best part is, it's easy to prepare and bake. The chicken is breaded, browned and then baked with spaghetti sauce along with Parmesan and mozzarella cheese.


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  • 4 boneless chicken breast halves (about 1 1/2 pounds)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup Italian seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 8 slices mozzarella cheese
  • 1 (24-ounce) jar pasta sauce
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese (grated)
  • 8 ounces pasta (spaghetti or linguine)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Chicken Parmesan Ingredients
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  2. Heat the oven to 350 F/180 C/Gas 4.

  3. Lightly grease a 9 x 13-inch baking dish.

    Greased pan
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  4. Put the chicken breasts between sheets of plastic wrap and gently pound to about 1/2 inch in thickness.

    Pounding chicken cutlets
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  5. Whisk together the egg and milk in a bowl.

    Whisking milk and eggs
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  6. Put the seasoned breadcrumbs in a different, wide, shallow bowl.

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  7. Dip the chicken breasts in milk and egg mixture and then in breadcrumbs, turning to coat thoroughly.

    Breading chicken breasts
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  8. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet or saute pan over medium-high heat.

  9. Brown the chicken in the hot oil on both sides until golden brown, about 3 to 4 minutes on each side. Arrange the chicken in the prepared baking dish.

    Frying chicken cutlets
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  10. Slice 8 pieces of mozzarella cheese and put two on each chicken breast. Pour 1 jar of your favorite spaghetti sauce over all. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese and a little more mozzarella and bake for about 25 to 30 minutes, or until bubbly.

    Making chicken parmesan
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  11. Meanwhile, cook the spaghetti or linguine in boiling salted water following package directions. Drain well.

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  12. Serve with spaghetti, garlic bread, and a tossed green salad.

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  13. Enjoy!


  • Flatten the chicken breasts to cook quickly and evenly or slice them horizontally to make two thin cutlets for each chicken breast. If the chicken breasts are very large, you might only need 2 or 3 for a meal. Alternatively, buy thinly sliced chicken breasts or cutlets.
  • To flatten the chicken, place a chicken breast between two sheets of plastic wrap or in a food storage bag. Using the smooth side of a meat tenderizer or a rolling pin, pound gently until uniform in thickness.

Recipe shared by Colleen Haass