Chicken Parmesan

Chicken Parmesan

5 from 1 vote
This chicken parmesan recipe features a deliciously crisp chicken breast smothered in a rich homemade tomato sauce and beautifully melted cheese. A winning family dish that is perfect for a cosy dinner at home.
Chicken Parmesan

Chicken parmesan, also known as chicken parmigiana, is a well-known and much-loved family recipe. A delicious chicken dinner for the whole family.

With origins in the United States, chicken parmesan is made with breaded chicken breast, tomato sauce, and cheese, usually parmesan or mozzarella.

I love chicken and it is often a feature ingredient in many of my dinner recipes such as chicken pot pie, chicken spaghetti, and so many more.

The problem with chicken is that it can sometimes become too dry or lack in flavour if it is not seasoned properly. With this recipe, you don’t need to worry about either of these things.

This chicken parmesan recipe has several steps, but each step is critical to producing an excellent chicken parmesan.

The breading is the first step in making a delicious chicken parmesan. I always like to use Panko breadcrumbs.

Panko breadcrumbs are a type of Japanese breadcrumb that can be found in most major supermarkets. They are drier than regular breadcrumbs, so less oil is absorbed, resulting in a crisper, crunchier crumb.

The tomato sauce in this recipe is made from scratch. It can be substituted with store-bought marinara sauce, but for a more flavourful and fresher dish, you are better off making it from scratch.

As canned tomatoes are the main component of the sauce, make sure that you use high-quality canned tomatoes. Chopped tomatoes vary in salt content, so make sure to adjust the seasoning as needed to compensate.

Although chicken parmesan is not intended to be spicy, paprika and chilli powder can be added for some fiery heat.

Once the sauce is ready, layer it in a glass baking dish. Sprinkle with parmesan and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and golden brown.

It is critical that the chicken parmesan not be overbaked. Chicken breast dries out quickly, so stick to the cooking times that have been specified for juicy, moist chicken.

Allow the chicken to rest for at least 15 minutes after cooking to allow all the juices to redistribute within the chicken. Serve with a side of pasta and salad to enjoy as part of a balanced meal.

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Chicken Parmesan

Chicken Parmesan

by Nabeela Kauser
This chicken parmesan recipe features a deliciously crisp chicken breast smothered in a rich homemade tomato sauce and beautifully melted cheese. A winning family dish that is perfect for a cosy dinner at home.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American, Western
Servings 4
Calories 606 kcal


For the Chicken:

For the Tomato Sauce:


  • Preheat the oven to 200°C (180°C fan)/Gas mark 6.
  • Season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper.
  • Place the flour in a shallow bowl. Beat the eggs in a second shallow bowl. In a third shallow bowl, mix the breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese, garlic powder, oregano, basil, salt, and pepper.
  • Dip each chicken breast in the flour, then in the egg, and finally in the breadcrumb mixture, pressing the breadcrumbs onto the chicken to coat it well.
  • Heat the oil for shallow frying in a large frying pan over medium heat. Cook the chicken breasts for 3-4 minutes on each side until golden brown and set aside.
  • In a separate pan, heat up the olive oil and add the minced garlic, sauté for 1 minute until fragrant.
  • Add the chopped tomatoes, oregano, basil, sugar, salt and pepper. Bring to a simmer and cook for 5-7 minutes until the sauce has thickened slightly.
  • Spread a thin layer of tomato sauce in the bottom of a baking dish. Place the chicken breasts on top of the sauce, and spoon more sauce over the chicken. Top with grated mozzarella cheese.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  • Garnish with fresh basil leaves and serve with spaghetti or your favourite pasta. Enjoy!


Nutritional facts:
The provision of nutritional information is done so merely as a courtesy and should not be taken as a guarantee.


Calories: 606kcalCarbohydrates: 47gProtein: 63gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0.04gCholesterol: 246mgSodium: 862mgPotassium: 1168mgFiber: 3gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 419IUVitamin C: 12mgVitamin D: 1µgCalcium: 271mgIron: 5mg
Keyword Cheese, Chicken, Comfort Food, Cooking, Dinner, Food, Recipe
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