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This one skillet chicken parmesan recipe is easy to make.
5 from 4 votes

Easy Chicken Parmesan Recipe

Skip the restaurant and enjoy this Easy Chicken Parmesan Recipe for dinner tonight!  A crispy crust made from parmigiana cheese and breadcrumbs coats juicy chicken breasts that are cooked in a skillet with a marinara tomato sauce.  Serve it over a bed of spaghetti pasta with shredded Mozzarella cheese for a healthy Italian dish that can easily be made gluten-free!

Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 371 kcal
London Brazil


  • 1 ½ lbs. chicken breasts
  • ¼ cup all purpose flour or a gluten-free 1-to-1 blend
  • ¾ tsp. salt divided
  • ¼ tsp. black pepper
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 Tbsp. milk almond, cashew, or soy milk
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese or Parmigiano Regiano
  • ½ cup plain breadcrumbs or a gluten-free brand
  • 2 tsp. Italian seasoning homemade or store bought
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 24 oz. spaghetti or marinara sauce
  • 6 oz. mozzarella cheese shredded
  • Pasta or Zucchini Noodles
  • Parsley


  1. Using a meat mallet, pound chicken breasts to ¾ to 1-inch thick and cut into 4-ounce portions.

  2. In three separate shallow bowls add the flour, ¼ tsp. salt, and ¼ tsp. pepper to the first bowl, whisk the egg and milk in the second bowl, and toss together the cheese, breadcrumbs, Italian seasoning, and ½ tsp. salt in the third bowl.

For the Assembly:

  1. Take one chicken breast and lightly coat it in the flour, dip it into the egg wash, and then coat it with the Parmesan cheese and breadcrumbs.

  2. Repeat the above step with the remaining pieces of chicken.

How to Cook:

  1. Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil to a large skillet over medium heat, or enough to coat the bottom of the pan.

  2. Once oil starts to sizzle, place all 6 pieces of chicken in the skillet, being careful not to overlap any of them.
  3. Sear chicken for 2-3 minutes on each side.
  4. Pour spaghetti sauce over chicken and pick up each breast so it gets underneath.

  5. Cover skillet with a lid and reduce heat to low. Simmer for 8-10 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and the internal temperature is 165°.

  6. Just before serving sprinkle 1-ounce of mozzarella cheese on each piece of chicken.

  7. After cheese has melted serve chicken Parmesan with spaghetti noodles, roasted spaghetti squash, or zucchini noodles. Sprinkle with extra Parmesan cheese and fresh parsley. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

  • Look for a gluten-free noodle that is made from quinoa, lentils, or brown rice instead of corn.
  • Serve the chicken Parmesan over zucchini noodles instead of regular noodles.
  • Substitute the plain breadcrumbs and seasonings with Italian-style breadcrumbs.
Nutrition Facts
Easy Chicken Parmesan Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 371 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 132mg44%
Sodium 1328mg58%
Potassium 866mg25%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 37g74%
Vitamin A 855IU17%
Vitamin C 9mg11%
Calcium 309mg31%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.