Chicken Parmesan Recipe

Ingredients for the Chicken:

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 2 cups breadcrumbs (you can use panko for extra crispiness)
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • Vegetable oil, for frying

Ingredients for the Tomato Sauce:

  • 1 can (28 oz) crushed tomatoes
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste

For Assembling:

  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • Fresh basil or parsley, for garnish (optional)
  • Cooked spaghetti or your choice of pasta


  • Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  • Season the chicken breasts with salt and black pepper.
  • Set up a breading station:
    • Place the flour in one shallow dish.
    • Place beaten eggs in another.
    • Place a mixture of breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, and shredded mozzarella cheese in a third dish.
  • Dredge each chicken breast in the flour, shaking off the excess.
  • Dip it into the beaten eggs, allowing any excess to drip off.
  • Coat it with the breadcrumb mixture, pressing the breadcrumbs onto the chicken to adhere.
  • In a large skillet, heat about 1/4 inch of vegetable oil over medium-high heat.
  • Once the oil is hot, add the breaded chicken breasts and cook for about 3-4 minutes per side, or until they are golden brown and cooked through. Place them on a paper towel-lined plate to drain excess oil.
  • In the same skillet, add minced garlic and cook for about 30 seconds.
  • Add the crushed tomatoes, dried basil, dried oregano, salt, and black pepper. Simmer for about 10-15 minutes, or until the sauce thickens.
  • Spread a small amount of tomato sauce on the bottom of a baking dish.
  • Place the cooked chicken breasts in the baking dish.
  • Top each chicken breast with a generous spoonful of tomato sauce and a sprinkle of mozzarella cheese.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for about 15-20 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  • Serve your Chicken Parmesan over cooked spaghetti or your choice of pasta.
  • Garnish with grated Parmesan cheese and fresh basil or parsley, if desired.
  • Enjoy your homemade Chicken Parmesan, a comforting and satisfying Italian-American classic!