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Easy Chicken Parmesan

This easy chicken Parmesan recipe is simple enough for a weeknight meal! Chicken cutlets are dredged in egg, breadcrumbs, and Parmesan cheese, then fried until crispy and golden brown.
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Lisa B.


  • 2 medium chicken breasts
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup Italian-Style seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese*
  • Oil for frying
  • 4 slices Mozzarella cheese
  • 1 ½ cups marinara or spaghetti sauce
  • 1 pound spaghetti cooked al dente


  • Using a sharp paring knife, butterfly the chicken breasts then cut in half so that you have four approximately ½ inch thick chicken breast pieces.
  • Lay chicken breasts flat on a cutting board. Cover them with a layer of waxed paper or plastic wrap. Pound them with a meat mallet or rolling pin until they are approximately ¼-inch thick.
  • Crack eggs into a dish large enough that you can dip the chicken breasts freely. Lightly beat eggs to break the yoke and combine them with the whites.
  • Combine the breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese in another dish. Season breadcrumbs with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.
  • Using tongs or clean hands dip the chicken into the egg mixture. The dredge in the bread crumbs, tossing until chicken breast pieces are thoroughly coated.
  • Working in batches, add chicken breast pieces to the hot oil. Fry until golden brown on one side, about 7-10 minutes. Flip and fry for an additional 5-7 minutes.
  • In the meantime, preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Once chicken is finished, lay all four pieces in a large 9 x 12 x 2 casserole dish. Pour spaghetti sauce over the chicken. Top each piece with a slice of mozzarella.
  • Bake in the oven until cheese is melted, 5-7 minutes.
  • Plate equal amounts of cooked spaghetti on a plate. Top with additional spaghetti sauce if desired. Place one chicken breast on top of the spaghetti.


*If you are using my recipe for Italian Style breadcrumbs, you can omit the Parmesan cheese. My recipe already has the cheese included.
I like to use two 8 x 8 x 2 inch casserole dish for my eggs and breadcrumbs. If using your hands to coat your chicken pieces, make sure you wash your hands immediately afterwards to prevent cross contamination. I prefer to fry my chicken pieces in a cast iron skillet.