Easy Chicken Parmesan Recipe

by Janell on August 22, 2012

Looking for a dinner that will impress your family. This recipe for Easy Chicken Parmesan must be on your menu. Your family will ask for it often!


Chicken Parmesan  is one of my family’s favorite meals. We especially love to eat it with spaghetti and for lunch the next day – if there are any leftovers. My recipe is really simple and very flavorful. It will take about an hour from start to finish.

Easy Chicken Parmesan Recipe

Easy Chicken Parmesan


  • 2 pounds boneless/skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 cups seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 24 oz jar of your favorite pasta sauce (or make your own)
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese
  • Oil for frying


  1. Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In the bottom of a 9×13 pan (or bigger if you have lots of chicken) spread a thin layer of sauce and set aside.
  3. Place the chicken in a zip-top bag. Pound it out into cutlets. I had 3 large chicken breasts and each breast gave me about 3 pieces of chicken.
  4. Mix the egg and milk in a shallow bowl.
  5. Add the bread crumbs to a shallow bowl.
  6. Pour about 1/4 inch deep of oil into a frying pan. When it’s hot dip the chicken in the egg then the bread crumbs. Fry on both sides until brown. (You do not need to cook them all the way.) Add the chicken to the baking pan.
  7. Brown all the pieces of chicken. Pour the rest of the sauce over each piece of chicken.
  8. Cover with foil and bake for 20 minutes.
  9. After 20 minutes, remove the foil and add the mozzarella cheese. Bake uncovered for about 15 more minutes or until the cheese is melted.
  10. Serve and enjoy!


Tip – I prefer to pound the chicken to flatten it instead of cutting it into cutlets. It seems to be more tender this way. Just put it in a plastic bag and pound it – I then use my rolling pin.But you can use whatever you have in your house.  Then you can cut it into 2-3 pieces.

When I serve the chicken parmesan, we like to use the sauce from the pan to put over our spaghetti. You can also serve it with a side salad and crusty garlic bread.

This is my go-to meal when we have guests over for dinner and my husband always request it for his birthday. If there are any leftovers my kids devour them as soon as they get home from school.

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Jenni E. June 6, 2014 at 11:03 am

Oh, wow! You had me at the melty and gooey cheese on top! Chicken parm is one of our favorite dishes. We’ll have to try your recipe, it looks easier than ours!

Tasha W. October 4, 2014 at 7:25 am

What did you make to go with it?

Janell October 4, 2014 at 7:54 am

Usually some spaghetti and italian bread. You could even add a salad. Look for this recipe in the November issue of All You Magazine 🙂

gina October 22, 2014 at 2:26 pm

Just tried this for tonight’s dinner! It was my first time frying anything, so I burned the first piece, but I think I got the hang of it. Overall, really great recipe!! 🙂

Janell October 22, 2014 at 8:21 pm

Yeah – you have to make sure that oil doesn’t get too hot. I still sometime over cook it a little 🙂 I am so glad you liked it! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Zeke November 14, 2014 at 1:05 pm

Very traditional and simple recipe, just the way I like it, thanks!

Janell November 14, 2014 at 9:10 pm

Thanks! And I just found out it will be published in a Cook Book by All You.

Candace February 15, 2015 at 6:29 pm

We love chicken parmesan. What a great, easy recipe! I’m craving it now after seeing your picture :).

Tammy February 16, 2015 at 9:20 am

This looks delicious! Even though I’m not very good at cooking, and my hubby is usually the one who cooks, this looks like something I may be able to succeed with. 🙂

Janell February 16, 2015 at 10:40 am

This is so easy! I think you could totally do it and surprise your husband!

Michelle @ The Ribbon Retreat February 17, 2015 at 9:14 pm

Yummy! I LOVE Chicken Parmesan! It brings back a lot of memories from dinner with my family as a child. Thank you for sharing. PINNED!

Laurie February 20, 2015 at 7:10 am

Yummy! Coming over from the Pinworthy Projects because I’m hungry and already thinking about dinner! lol Thanks for sharing!

Nettie Moore February 24, 2015 at 5:05 pm

Congratulations! Your Chicken Parmesan has been featured on our Simple Supper Tuesday’s at Moore or Less Cooking Food Blog! Nettie

Janell February 24, 2015 at 6:30 pm

Thanks so much! I am so excited!

Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai March 1, 2015 at 11:55 am

We love chicken Parmesan too, but I do mine stovetop. I will have to give this oven recipe a try. Looks delicious! Please come share your blog posts over at the Home Matters Linky Party! We’d love to have you for a visit. The Door is OPEN. http://lifewithlorelai.com/2015/02/26/home-matters-linky-party-26/ 🙂

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Laura J April 27, 2015 at 12:45 pm

Oh that looks so good! I have tried a couple recipes at home, but they didnt work. I cannot wait to try this one! I love that it uses jarred pasta sauce! I have a favorite jarred sauce, so I know I would love the sauce!

Karen Walters July 20, 2015 at 3:31 pm

I made this for supper this evening. It was awesome! Even my very picky husband liked it. I used 1 sleeve of saltine crackers crushed + 1 tsp Ialian Seasoning + 1/4 tsp each pepper + lemon pepper to bread the cutllets & fried them in butter (about 1/2 cup). Like you, I served it over spaghetti. This is definitely going to be a *repeat* @ my house!

Janell July 20, 2015 at 7:40 pm

I love the additions. Thanks for sharing. I am so glad your family liked it!

john hutchens September 1, 2015 at 11:52 am

delicious looking. I will be making this tomorrow for dinner. Thanks for the recipe

Andres September 12, 2015 at 1:56 am

Why do you call it Chicken Parmesan if there’s no parmesan in the recipe?

Janell September 12, 2015 at 4:00 pm

You know that is a really good question! It’s just what we have always called it. Maybe it’s because you use a cheese that has Parmesan in it? This was my grandma’s recipe and that’s what she called it. 🙂

Sara September 21, 2015 at 1:01 pm

Yum! This looks so good! Thanks for the recipe!

Janell September 21, 2015 at 6:17 pm

It really is our favorite dinner.

Rebecca September 22, 2015 at 8:23 am

This would be a hit at our house. My husband would love it. And it looks easy to make. Pinning for later.

Anna Harris September 22, 2015 at 5:12 pm

Love this recipe. So simple but looks so delicious. Thanks for sharing 🙂

Janell September 23, 2015 at 6:43 am

They are amazing! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

Janell September 23, 2015 at 6:44 am

It’s what my husband asks for all the time for dinner.

Z like Zahra October 28, 2015 at 7:12 pm

It looks very delicious. YUMMMMMMM

Tara Woods November 4, 2015 at 2:24 pm

This looks delicious. My mouth is watering. I will have to try this recipe.

Amber | Caleigh's Kitchen November 10, 2015 at 9:42 am

This looks fantastic, so easy and cheap! Going to have to try it out! Thanks so much for sharing on #TryABiteTuesday last week! Hope to see you link up again this week, it’s live now!

Edye September 20, 2016 at 4:53 pm

My family would love this! Thanks for sharing.

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