Easy Chicken Parmesan

Easy Chicken Parmesan

The Spruce / Ahlam Raffii

Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 25 mins
Total: 45 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
841 Calories
32g Fat
57g Carbs
77g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 841
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 32g 41%
Saturated Fat 10g 51%
Cholesterol 177mg 59%
Sodium 1979mg 86%
Total Carbohydrate 57g 21%
Dietary Fiber 6g 22%
Total Sugars 14g
Protein 77g
Vitamin C 4mg 20%
Calcium 585mg 45%
Iron 6mg 34%
Potassium 1258mg 27%
*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.)

Boneless chicken breasts are coated in a light, crispy breading, sauteed in olive oil, then topped with spaghetti sauce and mozzarella and parmesan cheeses. Use homemade spaghetti sauce or your favorite brand from a jar.

Serve this chicken parmesan with Caesar salad and garlic bread.


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts

  • 2 cups Panko

  • 2 egg whites, lightly beaten

  • Kosher salt, to taste

  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

  • 3 cups spaghetti sauce

  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

  • 1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

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  2. Preheat oven to 450 F. Heat olive oil in an oven-safe (such as cast iron) skillet over medium-high heat.

    oil in a cast iron skillet

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  3. Cut chicken breasts in half. Pound chicken breasts to a thickness of 1/2-inch. Alternatively, buy thinly-sliced chicken breasts and skip this step.

    chicken breast cut in half

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  4. Place Panko in a shallow dish, spreading out in an even layer.

    panko in a shallow bowl

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  5. Dip each chicken breast first in the egg whites, then in Panko. Place in heated oil.

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  6. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Let chicken cook until golden, about 4 minutes. Flip and season other side with salt and pepper. Let chicken cook through, another 3 to 5 minutes. If skillet isn't big enough, you may have to cook chicken in batches. If so, return all the chicken pieces to skillet when done.

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  7. Pour sauce over chicken. Top with cheeses.

    chicken in the skillet with sauce and cheese on top

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  8. Bake on center rack of preheated oven for 10 to 15 minutes until cheese is browned and bubbly.

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