Sharing our best Chicken Parmesan recipe with you today with tender, juicy chicken that’s full of flavor – a dinner everyone will love!

If you love Chicken, try the awesome Chicken Katsu, Honey Butter Baked Chicken, Baked Caprese Chicken and Chicken Shawarma

Chicken Parmesan baked and straight out of the oven on a baking tray

Easy Chicken Parmesan

Chicken Parmesan is the best kind of pub grub and it is incredibly easy to make at home. Juicy chicken, baked with a simple pasta sauce and cheese straight from the oven is really the best kind of meal. My 15 month old loves this meal with a side of spaghetti and can devour this without looking up from her plate. So kid approved and adult approved because when we are sitting on the table, we don’t look up either.

I’m showing you how to make this family dinner recipe easily at home, and how to pack in layers and layers of flavour in it!

Marinate the Chicken

To get the schnitzel right, we first slice each chicken breast in half. And then marinate them with some salt and Italian seasoning. Just 15 minutes helps infuse the breasts with flavour, and keeps them tender. Do this first while you prep everything else.

Breading the Chicken

While the chicken is marinating, get your breading station ready. You’ll need flour, eggs, seasoning, breadcrumbs (I prefer panko for extra crispiness) and parmesan. The chicken is dusted with flour first, then dipped into the egg mixture which is seasoned with garlic powder and finally coated with the parmesan – panko mix. Place the breaded chicken on a wire rack till you are ready to fry.

Frying the Chicken

You only need to fry the breaded chicken for 5 minutes, which is 2.5 minutes on each side. The chicken breast will not cook through completely which is okay because it’ll finish cooking in the oven. You only need to fry it for long enough to get that crispy golden brown crumb.

Fried chicken breasts on a wire rack

Sauce, Cheese and Bake:

You can easily use store bought pasta sauce for this recipe. Or you can try out simple marinara sauce. You are looking for a thick consistency. Anything too watery and it’ll make the crumb extremely soggy while baking. The chicken goes into the oven for 15 minutes which is just enough time for it to cook through and for the cheese to melt. Make sure you have everything laid out because this tastes best when it comes straight out of the oven with that crispy crumb and melted cheese!

Pasta sauce for chicken parmesan

Serving Suggestions:

We love serving Chicken Parmesan with spaghetti tossed in a little olive oil and reserved pasta sauce. But you can also serve it with a side of lightly dressed salad greens, steamed or roasted broccoli, cheesy garlic bread or even mashed potatoes. This has so much flavour that you really don’t need much. Chicken Parmesan is one of the best kind of comfort foods – it looks delicious and tastes absolutely amazing when you serve it on the table!

Chicken Parmesan served over spaghetti

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Chicken Parmesan served over spaghetti


Chicken Parmesan

Our best recipe for chicken parmesan with crispy fried chicken. The kind of meal your entire family will love!
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian, Italian American
Keyword baked parmesan chicken, chicken parmesan, parmesan chicken
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 642kcal
Author Richa Gupta


Chicken Marinade

  • 2 Chicken Breasts
  • 3/4 tsp Salt
  • 3/4 tsp Italian Seasoning Mix

For the Breading

  • 1/4 cup All Purpose Flour
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 cup Panko Breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan

Other Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups Vegetable or Canola Oil for frying
  • 1 cup Pasta Sauce (or Marinara)
  • 1 cup shredded Mozzarella
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil


Marinate Chicken

  • Slice each chicken breast in half lengthwise and marinate with salt and italian seasoning mix. Set aside for 15 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 350F

Breading Chicken

  • Create a breading station by placing flour on a plate. In a deep dish, whisk together egg, salt and garlic powder. Mix panko breadcrumbs and parmesan in another plate.
  • Dust the chicken with flour, then dip it well into the egg mixture, shake off excess egg and then crumb it with breadcrumbs. Place the breaded chicken on a wire rack. Repeat with the remaining chicken.

Frying Chicken

  • Heat oil on medium high heat in a skillet to 350F. Place 2 chicken breasts (if they fit) gently in the oil and fry on each side for 2.5 minutes. Remove and place on a wire rack.


  • Place the fried chicken on a baking tray. Spread sauce on top of each piece of chicken and then top with a mount of grated mozzarella. Sprinkle parmesan and drizzle with a little olive oil. Bake for 15 minutes in the preheated oven.
  • Serve with your favorite side from the options above!


Calories: 642kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 46g | Fat: 40g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 198mg | Sodium: 1878mg | Potassium: 733mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 823IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 478mg | Iron: 3mg

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