Another Chicken Parmesan - The One I Like

Total Time
Prep 35 mins
Cook 15 mins

This is from the 365 Ways To Cook Chicken cookbook. I've made the tomato sauce a few times, but I'm usually just lazy and buy a jar of marinara sauce. The option is yours. I also sometimes make the chicken without the addition of sauce and mozzarella - real easy and real tasty.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese in a shallow dish.
  2. Place egg in another shallow dish.
  3. Dip chicken first in egg, then dredge in bread crumb mixture to coat.
  4. Preheat oven to 350*.
  5. In a large frying pan, heat oil over medium heat.
  6. Add coated chicken breasts.
  7. Cook, turning once, about 5 minutes a side,until lightly browned.
  8. Arrange chicken cutlets in a single layer on an ovenproof serving platter or baking dish.
  9. Pour tomato sauce over chicken.
  10. Top with mozzarella cheese.
  11. Bake 15 minutes, until cheese is melted and bubbly.
  12. TOMATO SAUCE: In a medium-size saucepan, heat oil over medium heat.
  13. Add onion and garlic.
  14. Cook until onion is soft,about 3 minutes.
  15. Add tomatoes.
  16. tomato paste, bay leaf, sugar, and oregano.
  17. Simmer until sauce reduces by half.


Most Helpful

I made this for tonight's supper and DH and oldest son declared it "the best chicken parmesan" they have ever eaten. Both said that it was even better than Olive Garden's. I have to agree with shapeweaver that the sauce was lacking a little flavor, so I added some black pepper, more oregano, some basil, and a small amount of red pepper flakes. That really kicked it up a notch. The technique for preparing and cooking the chicken really deserves the 5 stars. It was soooo good, very moist and tender. I will definitely be making this again. Made in memory of MEP. You will be missed.

michelles3boys July 28, 2009

This recipe was made on 7/11/09 for the HEP MEP " Cook- A- Thon. There's only two of us, so I used two chicken breasts and made the full amount of the sauce.( I like to use leftover sauces for other meals ). This was such an easy recipe to follow. After eating, both my SO and I thought it could use something to give it a " kick ".So next time, I'm adding a bit of crushed red pepper flakes. " We'll miss you so much MEP. " Keep Smiling :) "

Chef shapeweaver � July 11, 2009

This was so good! I made it exactly as written and there were no leftovers! The sauce is absolutely perfect. Definitely a new favorite in my household. Thank you so much for posting!

invictus January 04, 2008

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