Easy Chicken Parmesan

Chicken parmesan

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  • Total: 45 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 25 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
1026 Calories
46g Fat
74g Carbs
74g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 1026
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 46g 59%
Saturated Fat 14g 72%
Cholesterol 174mg 58%
Sodium 1142mg 50%
Total Carbohydrate 74g 27%
Dietary Fiber 5g 16%
Protein 74g
Calcium 456mg 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.)

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 chicken breasts (boneless skinless)
  • 2 cups Panko (Japanese bread crumbs)
  • 2 egg whites (lightly beaten)
  • Kosher salt and black pepper
  • 3 cups spaghetti sauce
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese (shredded)
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese (shredded)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Preheat oven to 450 F.

  3. Heat olive oil in an oven-safe (such as cast iron) skillet over medium-high heat.

  4. Cut chicken breasts in half to form easier-to-eat pieces. Pound chicken breasts to a thickness of 1/2-inch. Or buy thinly-sliced chicken breasts and skip this step.

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

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

  7. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Let the chicken cook until golden, about 4 minutes. Flip. Season the other side with salt and pepper. Let chicken cook through, another 3 to 5 minutes.

  8. If the skillet isn't big enough, you may have to cook the chicken in batches. If so, return all the chicken pieces to the skillet when done.

  9. Pour the spaghetti sauce over chicken. Top with the cheeses.

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

  11. Serve and enjoy!