Crispy Parmesan Crusted Chicken Recipe! Chicken breast dredged in a seasoned egg mixture then coated generously in parmesan cheese and cooked until the crust is crispy and the chicken juicy and tender. 

Four parmesan crusted chicken breasts in a skillet topped with fresh greens and grated parmesan cheese.

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Easy chicken dinner recipes are a must for every cook. From our quick Skillet Chicken to Olive Garden’s copycat Chicken Carbonara, the baked Chicken Thighs and our Chicken Quinoa Bowl – chicken is so versatile.

Parmesan crusted chicken breast sliced on a plate and topped with greens and freshly grated parmesan cheese.

How to make easy parmesan crusted chicken-

This recipe is completely ready in just 15 minutes and makes for a really quick chicken dinner! I always like to have my side dishes ready so they don’t get cold. 

  • Prepare chicken Slice the chicken breast in half lengthwise. Beat with a meat mallet so the chicken is even in thickness (and will cook evenly).
  • Egg mixture-  Whisk together the ingredients for the egg mixture. Tip- use a deep dish to ensure the chicken gets coated well, a pie dish works well.
  • Parmesan mixture- In a separate bowl, whisk together the ingredients for the parmesan crust mixture.

Step-by-step instructions on how to make parmesan crusted chicken breast.

  • Coat the chicken- Take the chicken breast and coat in the edge mixture, allow any excess egg mixture to drip off. Then generously coat both sides of the chicken in the parmesan mixture.
  • Fry chicken- Heat oil and butter in a frying pan. Once hot, add the chicken. Cook 3-4 minutes over medium heat until the crust is crispy and browned. Flip the chicken and cook for another 3-4 minutes.
Chef’s TIP– Serve the parmesan crusted chicken with creamy mashed potatoes or easy rice and a side salad or roasted vegetables with homemade breadsticks!

Parmesan chicken laid out on a cutting board topped with Parmesan cheese and chopped greens.

FAQ’s for Parmesan Crusted Chicken Breast-

  • How to REHEAT parmesan chicken? Reheat the chicken over low heat, flipping once, cook until reheated.
  • Can you freeze parmesan crusted chicken? Once the chicken is cooled, transfer to a freezer bag. Thaw the chicken overnight in the fridge and reheat per instructions above.
  • How to bake Crispy Chicken? Though the chicken will not be as crispy as frying it on the stovetop in the skillet, you can definitely bake the chicken. Once please, add chicken to a lined baking sheet and spray with cooking spray. Bake 10-12 minutes at 425°F or until chicken measures 165°F.
  • Can I prepare the chicken in advance? Yes, this is a great prep ahead chicken recipe. Add the sliced chicken to the egg mixture a few hours in advance or even overnight. Then, just dredge in the parmesan mixture and fry!

A gray bowl loaded with green beans, mashed potatoes, and parmesan crusted chicken.

Alright, friends! This crispy parmesan crusted chicken is an absolute family favorite. The ingredients are simple and the recipe is so quick to make. The kids absolutely LOVE the recipe and say it’s fancy chicken tenders. If kids love a recipe, it’s a double win in my book. 

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Crispy Parmesan Crusted Chicken

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5 from 7 votes
EASY Crispy Parmesan Crusted Chicken Breast recipe ready in just 15 minutes! Crispy and crunchy chicken breast on the outside and juicy and tender on the inside.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 chicken breasts, boneless skinless
  • 1 Tbsp unsalted butter, to cook
  • 2 Tbsp oil, to cook

bowl 1:

bowl 2:

Instructions

  • Slice the chicken breast in half lengthwise. Beat chicken with a meat mallet until even in thickness.
  • Combine all the ingredients for the egg mixture in bowl 1 and the parmesan mixture in bowl 2.
  • Dredge the chicken generously in the egg mixture, allow any excess egg mixture to drip off. Generously coat in the parmesan mixture, pat the mixture onto the chicken so it's fully coated.
  • In a skillet, over medium heat, heat butter and oil. Once hot, add the chicken and cook about 3-4 minutes per side until chicken is cooked.
  • Enjoy, friends.!

Notes

  • NOTE: If the chicken begins to brown too quickly, turn the heat down and continue cooking until the chicken is fully cooked.
  • The chicken may be marinated in the egg mixture up to one day in advance (and kept refrigerated).
  • Reheat the chicken over low heat until heated.

Nutrition

Calories: 294kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 37gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 171mgSodium: 890mgPotassium: 481mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 348IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 330mgIron: 2mg
(The nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)