Prep Time
30 Mins
4 servings (serving size: 1 breast half)

Serve an Italian favorite for an easy meal in minutes. Pair with a simple starch and a small green salad.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 450°.

Step 2

Combine first 3 ingredients in a shallow dish; place egg whites in a bowl. Place panko in a shallow dish. Dredge 1 breast half in flour mixture. Dip in egg whites; dredge in panko. Repeat procedure with remaining chicken, flour mixture, egg whites, and panko.

Step 3

Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken to pan; cook 2 minutes. Add remaining 1 tablespoon oil. Turn chicken over; cook 2 minutes. Coat chicken with cooking spray; place pan in oven. Bake at 450° for 5 minutes. Turn chicken over; top each breast half with 2 tablespoons sauce, 2 tablespoons Parmigiano-Reggiano, and 3 tablespoons mozzarella. Bake 6 minutes or until chicken is done.

Ratings & Reviews

4.5 stars

July 10, 2016
Easy and super delicious.  Like a few other reviewers, I added some garlic powder and more spices to the chicken before dipping in the flour.  I also used 2 whole eggs (didn't use it all) and put the panko in a zip lock to shake the chicken in for an even coating.  In my skillet, it took about 4 minutes on each side before going into the oven and then 6 minutes on each side to get it golden brown and cooked through.  I also served with some angel hair pasta.  Definitely a keeper recipe that I will make often.

December 29, 2016
oooooh aaaaah

rereese's Review

November 07, 2010

piggywiggy's Review

February 28, 2012
I love this recipe. It is so delicious that it doesn't even taste light! It's very easy to make too. I don't add or leave out any ingredients from the recipe. It's perfect as is. This is a weekly request at my house.

bellymama's Review

September 03, 2009
The coating on the chicken really gets nice and crisp. This is a good weeknight meal for the family, but definitely would not serve it to company. We had it with a side of pasta and broccoli.

AMSkall's Review

November 04, 2009
Delicious comfort food! It was straightforward to make, but a bit messy. But, totally worth the mess! I recommend this recipe.

dezlorelle's Review

January 03, 2011
I've liked a lot of Cooking Light Recipes, but this was the first one that I loved. I used regular panko instead of whole wheat, and it didn't get soggy on me. I was also surprised that this tasted like rich chicken parmesan and not some light imitation, which of course it is. I also used a 5 italian shredded cheese mix in place of the 2 cheeses, and it was still fantastic.

rmiller415's Review

September 17, 2009
This was great. I made this for company, and it was enjoyed. Served with the polenta and a caesar salad. Will def. make again.

jax071's Review

February 21, 2012
Really tasty! Hubby loved it, I think a good quality pasta sauce is key. Will make again

ccastello's Review

September 23, 2011
I was scared to try chicken parm, I heard it was tough to make but this recipe was easy to follow! And it was just delicious!