Prep Time
10 Mins
Cook Time
6 Mins
Bake Time
20 Mins
Makes 2 servings

Whip up homemade chicken parmesan for an Italian-inspired meal that's perfect for busy weeknights.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine breadcrumbs, flour, and ground red pepper in a small bowl, and set aside.

Step 2

Place chicken between two sheets of heavy-duty plastic wrap, and flatten to 1/4-inch thickness, using a meat mallet or rolling pin.

Step 3

Dip 1 chicken breast in egg whites, and coat with breadcrumb mixture. Dip again in egg mixture, and coat again in breadcrumb mixture.

Step 4

Repeat procedure with remaining chicken breast.

Step 5

Cook chicken in hot oil over medium heat 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until done.

Step 6

Place chicken breasts in a single layer in a lightly greased 8-inch square baking dish. Top evenly with Tomato Sauce and cheeses.

Step 7

Bake at 350° for 20 minutes or until cheeses melt.

Ratings & Reviews


March 14, 2015
I loved this recipe and it came out perfect. I purchased the thin cut chicken breasts, so I did not have to flatten them. I am not a spice person so I omitted the ground red pepper. I also used whole eggs rather than egg whites. This came out restaurant quality and I will definitely cook this again.

Kimmer's Review

February 26, 2015
Excellant, easy, solid recipe that I would not hesitate to serve to guests. Made just as written, wouldn't change a thing!

abjones80's Review

December 08, 2012
Im old world Italian, and Chicken Parm is usually a dry, breaded, bland piece of blah. Or its americanized; overly caked with ShakeNBake blends and lost in a fat blanket of bad cheese. But this recipe is OUTSTANDING. I wasn't expecting anything special, but the coating (I use Panko Breadcrumbs and blended in my own ratio of Italian spices) was light and crispy, and the red pepper added a really nice surprise kick to the dish. I followed the directions to a T and was just so pleased. So was my boyfriend who "stays away from Chicken Parm". Still quick and simple, but by no means ordinary. This recipe made into the family recipe box!

Good weeknight option

March 24, 2017
Really good.  Made as described with fresh mozzarella and bottled marinara because that's what I had on hand. Served with pasta and seasoned greens.

Diamondgirlleah's Review

July 21, 2014
I followed recipe to the T . I'm a newly learning cook lol:) so I tend to stay on the safe side for 1st time recipes , that being said it was still a good dish chicken was moist & tender . Next time I will defiantly add some more seasoning to breadcrumb mixture I like more flavor and I like my chicken parm a little on the crispier side so I think I will broil it for a few min too to crisp it up . Overall I would give this dish a 2.5 stars & will attempt again making some slight modifications.

mbubel's Review

October 28, 2013
This recipe looks like a no salt version unless they are assuming the salt is in the breadcrumbs. Anyway, I added 1/2 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp black pepper. I also serve this over spaghetti so I don't want to drown the chicken in sauce, just a 1/4 cup over the breasts in the last 5 min of cooking, covered with the cheeses. PS- I disagree with the 1/4 inch thick breasts. 1/2 inch is about right. If you have thick pieces slice them down the middle and then pound down to 1/2" thick. (If you fry for 2 minutes per side- cook in oven at 375 for about 12 min.) Serve over spaghetti with sauce and parmesan on it. Crispy and delicious!

Psalmody's Review

June 14, 2012
Absolutely delicious. Additionally, I seasoned chicken with sea salt and Publix garlic powder with parsley. Substituted marinara sauce instead. To served along side this delicious entre, I placed the chicken over a bed of wheat angel-hair pasta which was only tossed with a little of each: olive oil, light margarine, garlic/parsley powder, Italian dressing, dash of sea salt; and Spinach with roasted garlic and garlic bread sticks. Yummy!! Told husband this was at least valued as an $15 meal in the restaurant. He replied, "if not more." I smiled:-)

skoc50's Review

March 16, 2012
This is a really good & easy recipe. I make my own marinara sauce using fresh herbs. I think that may be somewhat key to having good results. I don't bother with egg whites either. I just use the whole egg. I've probably made it 5 times now and it's turned out great each time.

annaxbarie's Review

November 16, 2011
Forget all other recipes for Chicken Parmesan. So delicious! I added a little extra oregano, basil, garlic salt, and grated parmesan to my breadcrumbs.

user's Review

May 16, 2011
This recipe was very very yummy. I tripled the recipe, and I ended up with way too much breadcrumb mixture and too many egg whites. Also, I didn't add as much ground red pepper as was called for.