Easy and Delicious Chicken Parmesan

October 15th, 2010 by katie

We have never been ones to eat the same meals every week, or even every month.  In fact, a lot of our repeat meals are seasonal traditions that we enjoy every year-once or twice a year.  That is one of the reasons I can post so many recipes here.  The disadvantage to that is some of these easy family pleasing weeknight meals get lost in the shuffle.  Chicken Parmesan is one of those meals-it has something for everyone and doesn’t take too much time to put on the table.  Made with your favorite jarred marinara sauce it is even faster but any good spaghetti sauce recipe will work (just leave the meat out) like this one or this one.  If you can manage to have leftovers they make great sandwiches the next day!

Chicken Parmesan

serves 4-6, prep 20 min, cook 40 min
  • 4 cups marinara sauce
  • 3 large chicken breasts, trimmed of all fat, about 2 lbs
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups flour
  • salt and pepper
  • oil or shortening for frying
  • lemon
  • Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 8 oz mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • fresh parsley
  • spaghetti or fettuccine noodles, cooked
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.  Pour marinara sauce into a large baking dish.
  2. Place a chicken breast inside a large plastic bag and pound out until thin and even, being careful not to tear holes in it.
  3. Cut the breast into two even pieces.  Repeat with remaining breasts until you have 6 large flat chicken cutlets.
  4. In a bowl, whip eggs until combined.
  5. In a separate bowl or dish combine flour with salt and pepper.
  6. Dip each cutlet in flour until coated, shaking off excess.
  7. Then dip in egg allowing excess to run off.
  8. Then coat in flour again and set aside.  Repeat with all cutlets.
  9. Heat about 1 inch of oil or shortening over medium high heat and fry cutlets in batches, flipping, until golden brown on both sides.
  10. Place fried cutlets in marinara sauce, squeeze lemon juice over all and sprinkle liberally with Parmesan.
  11. Top each cutlet with a small pile of mozzarella then bake until cheese is melted, about 10 minutes.
  12. Sprinkle with chopped parsley and serve over spaghetti or fettuccine.

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11 Responses

  1. Michelle

    Looks absolutely delicious.

  2. Tom

    I’m stuffed, but that photo and this recipe is making me Homer-drool!

  3. Melissa

    This is a go to weeknight meal for us as well. I usually have everything in the house for it (but I use b/s thighs, of which I always have a supply), it’s easy and it’s deeelicious. Beautiful photos as usual, Katie!

  4. Tami Lyn

    I just had chicken parm for the first time about 2 months ago. Was pretty good, but the chicken tasted a little greasy/heavy. Might have been the breading…..

  5. Big Boys Oven

    I just love this recipe of yours and not that difficult to follow , fabulous!

  6. Cheri

    Just stumbled onto your blog. There are so many recipes that I want to bookmark! I tried to make a Chicken Parmesan years ago but my husband didn’t like it. Seeing this photo really makes me want to try it again. Can’t wait to try out some of your recipes! 😉

  7. DailyChef

    Those pictures are mouthwatering. I love breaded chicken!

  8. blackbookkitchendiaries

    your photos are just gorgeous. i am getting hungry just looking at this..thank you for this post.

  9. stephen

    That has got to be one of my all time favorites! along with corned beef hash with poached eggs, gumbo and pulled pork sandwiches with slaw.
    Nice post!

  10. Sandra Leyva

    Great recipe! Tried it last night and it was delicious! Thank you for the recipe:)

  11. ad

    good blog

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