Classic Chicken Parmesan Recipe

Classic Chicken Parmesan Recipe

There’s nothing quite like the comforting flavors and textures of a homemade Chicken Parmesan. This time-honored dish combines breaded and fried chicken breasts smothered in marinara sauce and topped with molten mozzarella and Parmesan cheese, all baked to golden perfection. Follow our step-by-step guide to create this Italian-American favorite in your kitchen!


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil, for frying
  • 2 cups marinara sauce
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Fresh basil leaves for garnish (optional)


1. Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C). Lightly grease a baking dish and set aside.

2. Place chicken breasts between two sheets of plastic wrap and gently pound to an even thickness of about 1/2 inch. Season both sides with salt and black pepper.

3. Arrange three shallow bowls for the breading process: one with flour, one with beaten eggs mixed with water, and one with breadcrumbs mixed with half of the grated Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, oregano, and basil.

4. Dredge each chicken breast in flour, shaking off the excess. Dip in the egg mixture, then press into the breadcrumb mixture to coat both sides.

5. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook until golden brown on both sides, about 2-3 minutes per side. Transfer the chicken to a paper towel-lined plate to drain excess oil.

6. Spread a thin layer of marinara sauce in the prepared baking dish. Place the chicken on top of the sauce. Spoon more sauce over each breast, then sprinkle with shredded mozzarella and the remaining Parmesan cheese.

7. Bake in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly and golden, and the chicken is cooked through (reaching an internal temperature of 165°F).

8. Remove from the oven and let it rest for a few minutes before serving. Garnish with fresh basil leaves if desired.

9. Serve hot with a side of pasta, salad, or roasted vegetables for a complete meal.

Tips and Variations:

  • For a crunchier crust, use Panko breadcrumbs.
  • To make it healthier, bake the breaded chicken instead of frying before adding sauce and cheese.
  • Vary the cheese by using different types like provolone or a blend of Italian cheeses.
  • Add red pepper flakes to the breadcrumb mixture for a spicy kick.

Enjoy your homemade Chicken Parmesan with the satisfaction of knowing you’ve created a classic dish that’s bound to please your family and guests. Buon appetito!

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