Chicken Parmesan Recipe

The best Chicken Parmesan Recipe with a crispy panko parmesan coating. The homemade marinara sauce adds so much flavor to the classic chicken and the melted provolone cheese is the perfect finish to the chicken.

This 30-minute chicken parm version for the classic dish is going to become a family favorite.

Chicken parmesan on a baking sheet with one chicken up with cheese and fresh basil.

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Chicken Parmesan Recipe-

Chicken Parmesan is also known as chicken parmigiana. It’s a popular Italian-American chicken dish that is served in many popular restaurants such as Olive Garden, Cheesecake Factory, and most other popular food chains carry this dish on their menu.

Chicken Parmesan consists of a breaded crispy chicken breast that’s topped with a marinara sauce, Provolone and/or Mozzarella cheese. The chicken is crispy on the outside and insanely juicy on inside.

Close up of the chicken topped with basil.

How to make Chicken Parmesan?

This Chicken Parmesan recipe is ready in under 30-minutes! Perfect for busy evenings.

  • Cut chicken in half lengthwise.
  • Combine ingredients into 3 separate bowls for coating.
  • Dredge chicken into bowl 1, then bowl 2 and finally generously coat in bowl 3.
  • Cook on med/high heat until chicken is crispy and cooked through, about 2-3 minutes per side.
  • Meanwhile, prepare the homemade marinara sauce.
  • Layout chicken onto a lined baking sheet.
  • Top chicken with homemade marinara sauce and cheese.
  • Broil chicken until cheese melts.
  • Top with fresh basil and serve immediately.

NOTE: We use this hand-held mixer to puree the marinara sauce.

Step by step instructions on how to make chicken parmesan recipe!

What sauce is served with chicken parm?

You can use your favorite store-bought marinara (pizza) sauce. However, a homemade marinara sauce adds so much flavor to the chicken parm. It really is the secret to the best homemade chicken parmesan.

What side should chicken parm be served with?

You can serve the chicken parm with its classic side – spaghetti (or angel hair or linguine pasta). I personally enjoy the chicken it with a side of mashed potatoes. There’s just something about mashed potatoes that makes this chicken have a comfort food feel to it.

Serve the chicken parm with a simple Caesar salad with a homemade dressing.

How to make chicken parmesan on a baking sheet ready to be broiled.

Chicken Parm-

I cannot wait for you to try this Chicken Parm Recipe. It’s absolutely phenomenal and probably one of my favorite recipes on our blog – no joke. You’ll never want to order this dish in a restaurant again after you try this amazing homemade recipe.

Chicken parmesan recipe on a baking sheet topped with basil garnish.

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5 from 1 vote
Chicken Parmesan Recipe
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins

Amazing recipe for a homemade chicken parmesan recipe. Chicken breast breaded in a panko parmesan coating, cooked to crispy perfection with a homemade marinara and cheese. Easy 30-minute meal.

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American, Italian
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 551 kcal
Author: Valentina's Corner
  • 2 large chicken breasts, cut in half lengthwise
  • 4-6 slices of provolone cheese
  • 2-3 Tbsp basil, optional
  • 3 Tbsp oil (more if needed)
bowl 1:
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • dash of pepper
bowl 2:
  • 2 eggs, beaten
bowl 3:
  • 3 Tbsp flour
  • 2/3 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 2/3 cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp Italian seasoning
homemade marinara-
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp oil
  • ½ small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can cubed tomatoes
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • tsp pepper
  1. Preheat oven to broiler at step 5 of chicken. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

prepare the homemade marinara sauce:
  1. In a saucepan or skillet, sauté onion with 1 Tbsp. butter and 1 tsp oil until cooked, stirring as needed. 

  2. Add garlic, tomatoes, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper. Cook for 2-3 minutes.

  3. Puree with a hand-held mixer until smooth.

  4. Pour marinara back into the saucepan and simmer on low heat until needed.

  1. Cut the chicken breast in half lengthwise. Lightly beat with a meat mallet until even in thickness.

  2. In 3 separate bowls, combine the ingredients for bowl 1, bowl 2, and bowl 3.

  3. Dredge the chicken into bowl 1, then bowl 2 and finally bowl 3, coating generously.

  4. In a large pan, heat 3 Tbsp oil over med/high. Once hot, carefully add chicken. (Don't overcrowd the pan, cook in two batches if needed.)

  5. Cook chicken until crispy and fully cooked, 2-3 minutes per side.

  6. Add chicken breast to baking sheet.

  7. Add the marinara over chicken. Top with cheese.

  8. Broil for 4-6 minutes, until cheese fully melts.

  9. Generously garnish with fresh basil.

Nutrition Facts
Chicken Parmesan Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 551 Calories from Fat 288
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 32g 49%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 192mg 64%
Sodium 1356mg 57%
Potassium 542mg 15%
Total Carbohydrates 21g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 1g
Protein 43g 86%
Vitamin A 13.8%
Vitamin C 3.4%
Calcium 46.2%
Iron 13.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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Valentina's Corner

Show 4 Comments
  • Sue 09/18/2018, 11:55 am

    The BEST parmesan, literally the best. The chicken was so juicy and I could believe how easy the sauce is. Thanks Valentina for another great recipe.

    • Valentina's Corner 09/18/2018, 11:56 am

      Thank you, Sue! So appreciate the feedback and agree. It’s REALLY good!

  • Larisa 09/10/2018, 5:45 am

    Yummy. I will have to give this recipe a try. One of my coworkers years ago used to talk about this dish with such excitement and appetite that it would make one drool. We are not big fans of red sauces, but maybe if I use homegrown tomatoes, the level of acidicity in the sauce will be lower. What kind of Parmesan cheese brand do you prefer? Also, shredded or intact? I used to get Parmesan cheese that was pre shredded, but later learned that in order for it not to stick together, usually they add anti-caking ingredient derived from who knows where. So now We don’t always have parmesan cheese on hand. But that’s not a problem :). Stores aren’t far away.

    One of our favorite chicken recipes is grilled teriyaki chicken thighs -marinated in Yoshida sauce and onion. Or roasted whole chicken stuffed with veggies inside….baked in oven in one of those Reynolds bags. So juicy. Also, our children enjoy chicken fettuccine with homemade Alfredo sauce.

    • Valentina's Corner 09/11/2018, 1:24 pm

      Larisa, you truly MUST try this recipe. It’s phenomenal. Maybe not the healthiest recipe you can eat but definitely a treat! 🙂

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