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Chicken Parmesan

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Easy, delicious and simple, this authentic chicken parmesan is a classic homemade Italian favorite. Breaded chicken, marinara sauce, and cheese are baked before being topped with fresh basil and served over spaghetti. 
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 4
Calories 452 kcal


  • 2 cups marinara
  • 1 1/2 cup Italian breadcrumbs
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons parsley
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 cup mozzarella
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan
  • olive oil for cooking


  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Prep three dishes: one with flour, one with beaten eggs, and one with bread crumbs, Parmesan, salt, pepper, and parsley.
  • Pound chicken breasts to 1/2 inch thick. If necessary, you can cut large breasts in half. Place the chicken breasts between sheets of plastic wrap to eliminate mess.
  • Dip chicken in flour, then eggs, then bread crumb mix -- make sure it's well coated in each step. 
  • Cook in olive oil in a large pan, browning on each side, which should take about four minutes per side. 
  • Place one cup of marinara sauce in the bottom of a 9x13 dish, then lay the chicken on top. Divide the remaining marinara sauce across the top of each piece of chicken, then top with mozzarella cheese. 
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes until internal chicken temperature reaches 165 degrees. You can top with fresh chopped basil before serving over spaghetti.


Calories: 452kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 63gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 257mgSodium: 1312mgPotassium: 1316mgFiber: 2gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 1172IUVitamin C: 14mgCalcium: 332mgIron: 3mg