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Chicken Parmesan

My homemade Chicken Parmesan recipe is one of my husband's all time favorite Italian dinner recipes I make. Breaded chicken breast deep fried, then topped with marinara sauce and cheese and baked in the oven until the cheese is bubbly.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 32 minutes
Total Time 47 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 414kcal
Author Katie


  • Stove Top
  • Oven


  • ¼ cup Grapeseed Oil
  • 2 cups Italian Bread Crumbs
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 4 cups marinara sauce
  • 1 cup Mozzarella cheese divided


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Place grapeseed oil in frying pan. Heat on medium-high. Whisk the egg in one shallow dish, and pour the bread crumbs in another. Clean the chicken and pat dry. Cut the chicken in half length-wise. Dip each chicken breast into the egg mixture then the bread crumbs. Place the chicken in the frying pan (make sure to not overcrowd) . Cook for 3-5 minutes turning and cooking on the other side for 1-2 minutes.
  • While chicken is frying, pour 2 cups of marinara sauce into a 9x12 pan. Place the cooked chicken in the pan. Repeat frying the chicken until it's all cooked. Once it's cooked ladle an additional 1-2 cups of marinara sauce on top of the chicken. Sprinkle 1 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese on top of the chicken (divided by each piece of chicken) Place tinfoil on top of pan. Bake for 25 minutes.
  • Remove tinfoil during the last 5 minutes to allow mozzarella to brown. Remove from oven and serve with pasta. Enjoy immediately.


  • Frying - Always pat the chicken dry before dipping in egg wash and breadcrumbs to ensure a crisp breaded outside.
  • Chicken Cutlets - You can save time by purchasing chicken cutlets from the grocery store.
  • Cutting the Chicken Breast - If you can't find the chicken cutlets at the grocery store you can pound out the chicken breast using a meat tenderizer then using a serrated knife cut the chicken breast in half.
  • Make Ahead - You can fry the chicken cutlets ahead of time, layer in sauce, and top with cheese. Then place in the refrigerator over night. The next day before you are ready to serve set out of the refrigerator one hour prior. Bake for 25 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit.


Serving: 0.5lb | Calories: 414kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 106mg | Sodium: 1594mg | Potassium: 877mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 1007IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 199mg | Iron: 4mg