Chicken Parmesan

4 servings


15 minutes

active time

45 minutes

total time


  • 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


  • Preheat an oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).

  • 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. Using a sifter or strainer; sprinkle flour over chicken breasts, evenly coating both sides

  • Beat eggs in a shallow bowl and set aside.

  • Mix bread crumbs and 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese in a separate bowl, set aside.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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).


Serving Size



471 kcal

Total Fat

25 g

Saturated Fat

9 g

Unsaturated Fat

0 g

Trans Fat



187 mg


840 mg

Total Carbohydrate

25 g

Dietary Fiber

1 g

Total Sugars

2 g


42 g

4 servings


15 minutes

active time

45 minutes

total time
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