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Chicken Parmesan

This is the BEST Chicken Parmesan! You're only 45 minutes away from crispy chicken topped with marinara and ooey-gooey cheeses. Serve with pasta for the perfect weeknight dinner.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dinner, Main Dish - Chicken, Pasta
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: cheesy, chicken breast, spaghetti
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 567kcal
Author: Jennifer Debth


  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup fat free buttermilk
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 7 tablespoons finely grated parmesan cheese divided
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless thinly sliced chicken breasts *
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil divided + more as needed
  • 6 tablespoons pasta sauce + more for serving
  • 3 slices provolone cheese
  • 6 tablespoons freshly shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Fresh basil for serving
  • 1 pound cooked spaghetti for serving


  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F and grease an unlined rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray. Set aside.
  • Whisk together flour, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and pepper on a large shallow plate. Set aside.

  • Beat eggs and milk together in a medium sized bowl. Set aside.
  • Whisk together panko, remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, Italian seasoning, basil, and 4 tablespoons parmesan cheese on another large shallow plate. Set aside. 

  • Bread breasts in flour, eggs, then breadcrumb mixture, then place them onto a clean work surface and let rest for 15 minutes.
Heat 1/4 cup olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Working in batches, cook chicken until golden, about 1-2 minutes on each side.
  • Then repeat with remaining chicken breasts, adding oil to the sauté pan as needed.
  • Place chicken on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Top each breast with 1 tablespoon pasta sauce.
  • Then top each breast with 1/2 slice provolone, 1 tablespoon mozzarella, and 1/2 tablespoon parmesan.
  • Bake in preheated oven until the chicken has cooked through and the cheese has melted, about 5 minutes.
  • Serve with fresh basil, hot pasta, and more pasta sauce. Enjoy!



*I found a 1 pound package that contained 6 (1/4 inch) thick slices of chicken breasts - cook time and topping ingredients (pasta sauce, cheese, etc.) will vary if the size of your chicken or the number of breasts you have differs.


Serving: 1person | Calories: 567kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 102mg | Sodium: 928mg | Potassium: 429mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 362IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 261mg | Iron: 3mg