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Easy Chicken Parmesan Recipe

Chicken parmesan is a classic, Italian-inspired dish that is a restaurant favorite. It’s easy to recreate at home and can be served with a variety of side dishes as an at-home date night meal, to impress guests, or just for a family dinner.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Valentina


  • 2 large chicken breasts boneless skinless
  • 6 slices provolone cheese
  • 3 Tbsp fresh basil optional
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil more if needed

bowl 1-

bowl 2-

  • 2 large eggs beaten

bowl 3-

homemade marinara recipe-

  • 1 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1/2 small onion finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 14.5 oz cubed tomatoes
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • tsp ground black pepper


  • Preheat the oven to broil at step 5 when cooking the chicken. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Prepare the homemade marinara sauce:
  • In a saucepan, sauté the finely chopped onion with 1 tbsp of butter and 1 tsp oil until softened, stirring occasionally to prevent burning.
  • Add the minced garlic, cubed tomatoes, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper. Cook the mixture for 2-3 minutes.
  • Puree the tomatoes with a hand-held blender until smooth.
  • Pour the pureed marinara back into the saucepan and simmer on low heat until reheated.


  • Cut the chicken breasts in half lengthwise. Lightly beat each half with a meat mallet until even in thickness and tenderized.
  • In 3 separate bowls, combine the ingredients for bowl 1, bowl 2, and bowl 3, respectively.
  • Dredge the chicken into the flour mixture, then into the second bowl into the egg mixture, and finally into bowl 3 the breadcrumb mixture, coating the chicken generously.
  • In a large skillet, heat 3 Tbsp of oil over med/high. Once the skillet is hot, carefully add the chicken. (Don't overcrowd the pan to ensure a good sear, cook in two batches if needed.)
  • Cook the chicken until it is crispy and fully cooked, or about 2-3 minutes per side. Meanwhile, preheat the oven.
  • Add the chicken breast to a baking sheet. Top each piece of chicken with marinara and the cheese.
  • Bake the chicken for 4-6 minutes, or until the cheese is fully melted.
  • Generously garnish the chicken with fresh basil.
  • Serve and enjoy, friends!


Air fry or bake: The chicken can be cooked completely in the oven or air fryer. Cook at 400℉ for 10 minutes in the air fryer, flipping halfway. Then, top with marinara and cheese and cook for a few minutes until the cheese has melted. To bake, preheat the oven to 400℉ and bake for 15 minutes, or until golden. Then, top with marinara and cheese and broil until melted and crisp.
Freeze: To freeze the chicken for future meals, saute the chicken and allow it to cool to room temperature. Freeze in freezer-safe bags. When ready to serve, thaw, add to a 425℉ preheated oven to crisp, then add marinara and cheese and cook until finished.