My version of chicken Parmesan is a little different than what they do in the restaurants, with less sauce and a crispier crust.

Prep:15 mins

Cook:20 mins

Additional:10 mins

Total:45 mins

Servings:4

Yield:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs, or more as needed
  • ¾ cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour, or more if needed
  • ½ cup olive oil for frying, or as needed
  • ½ cup prepared tomato sauce
  • ¼ cup fresh mozzarella, cut into small cubes
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh basil
  • ½ cup grated provolone cheese
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • Cooked spaghetti or angel hair pasta for serving

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Directions

  • Step 1. Preheat an oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).
  • Step 2. Place chicken breasts between two sheets of heavy plastic (resealable freezer bags work well) on a solid, level surface. Firmly pound chicken with the smooth side of a meat mallet to a thickness of 1/2-inch. Season chicken thoroughly with salt and pepper.
  • Step 3. Beat eggs in a shallow bowl and set aside.
  • Step 4. Mix bread crumbs and 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese in a separate bowl, set aside.
  • Step 5. Place flour in a sifter or strainer; sprinkle over chicken breasts, evenly coating both sides.
  • Step 6. Dip a flour-coated chicken breast in beaten eggs. Transfer breast to the bread crumb mixture, pressing crumbs into both sides. Repeat for each breast. Let chicken rest for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Step 7. Heat 1/2 inch olive oil in a large skillet on medium-high heat until it begins to shimmer. Cook chicken in the hot oil until golden, about 2 minutes per side. The chicken will finish cooking in the oven.
  • Step 8. Transfer chicken to a baking dish. Top each breast with 2 tablespoons tomato sauce. Layer each chicken breast with equal amounts of mozzarella cheese, fresh basil, and provolone cheese. Sprinkle remaining Parmesan over top and drizzle each with 1/2 teaspoon olive oil.
  • Step 9. Bake in the preheated oven until cheese is browned and bubbly and chicken breasts are no longer pink in the center, 15 to 20 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

Cook’s Note:

Use high-quality prepared tomato sauce for a better end result. You may substitute pesto or dried Italian herbs of your choice for basil, or omit entirely.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving:

471 calories; protein 42.1g; carbohydrates 24.8g; fat 24.9g; cholesterol 186.7mg; sodium 840.3mg.