The Best Chicken Parmesan

"Everytime I have made this, it has been extremely popular for both family and company. Given out the recipe many times. My family often requests this recipe and they never order chicken parmesean when we go out to an Italian restaurant because they say that mine is the best! Which is very flattering!"
photo by Jonathan Melendez photo by Jonathan Melendez
photo by Jonathan Melendez
photo by Jonathan Melendez photo by Jonathan Melendez
photo by Jonathan Melendez photo by Jonathan Melendez
photo by Jonathan Melendez photo by Jonathan Melendez
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4 large servings




  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Cut or pound chicken breasts to 1/2" thin.
  • Rinse chicken breasts in water.
  • Mix bread crumbs, flour and parmesean cheese in large bowl.
  • Coat both sides of chicken thouroughly in bread crumbs, flour, and parmesean cheese mixture.
  • Heat oil in skillet over medium heat.
  • When oil is hot, carefully place chicken breasts in and turn to brown on both sides.
  • Spread a thin layer of the marinara sauce on bottom of baking pan.
  • Drain browned chicken and place on baking pan in a single layer.
  • Pour remaining sauce over chicken.
  • Sprinkle italian spices, then some parmesean cheese on top.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until sauce is bubbly and hot.
  • Take casserole out of oven and turn temperature to broil - 500 degrees. Remember to leave the oven door open a little bit when broiling.
  • Top entire casserole with the shredded mozzarella to entirely cover so there will be lots of gooey cheese.
  • Sprinkle top of mozzarella with oregano.
  • Put back into oven and broil just until mozzarella is light gold in some areas and bubbling. Watch very carefully as it melts very quickly and you don't want to burn it!
  • Take out and enjoy the aroma!
  • It will be extremely hot right out of the oven.
  • For each serving I put my chicken parmesean on top of cooked egg noodles and cover it with the sauce, then sprinkle on even more parmesean cheese.
  • Serve and get ready for the oohs and ahhs!

Questions & Replies

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  1. sarahurst2189
    This was an excellent dish for dinner. My husband raved about how delicious. If went to a restaurant we would have paid $25.00 or more. Thank you for this wonderful recipes.


  1. klhusted
    It was fantastic!!! We did a couple things different. We dipped chicken into flour lightly, egg wash, and then bread crumbs. Coated only the bottom of our baking pan with sauce. No mozzarella! More parmigiana cheese on top of chicken after placed in baking dish. Baked 25 minutes. Chicken was nice and crispy on top. Definitely will be making this again.
  2. Jonathan Melendez
    It really is the BEST chicken parmesan. It was so easy to make. I made it as directed and it was a huge hit in my house.
  3. jblgirl
    Turned out delicious. Thank you
  4. fmdualexhaust
    I signed up just so I could rave about this recipe. I was looking for something as a variation on what I usually cook and found this one. It was fantastic. Like others, I used a little less oil and dipped the chicken in egg before dredging for adhesion. The Mrs. loved it.
  5. rhamlettpoms
    Wonderful recipe. I will definitely make this again. My only issue was that I had TONS of breading left over. Almost 2 times too much. I will probably cut that part of the recipe in half next time. I hate waste. I might dip in egg next time to keep more of the breading on. Anyone else have this issue?


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