Delicious Chicken Parmesan

Delicious Chicken Parmesan is a classic Italian-American dish that never fails to impress. Its combination of crispy chicken, tangy marinara sauce, and gooey cheese is a symphony of flavors and textures. I recently had the pleasure of preparing this dish for a family dinner, and it was a resounding success. The chicken was perfectly crispy on the outside while remaining juicy on the inside, and the layers of cheese and marinara sauce added a rich and comforting dimension to the meal. It’s a dish that’s both elegant enough for special occasions and easy enough for a weeknight dinner.


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 cups marinara sauce
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Place flour in a shallow dish. Beat eggs in another shallow dish. In a third dish, mix bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese.
  3. Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper. Dredge each chicken breast in the flour, shaking off excess. Dip in the beaten eggs, then coat with the bread crumb mixture.
  4. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook until golden brown on both sides, about 3 minutes per side. Remove from the skillet and drain on paper towels.
  5. Spread 1 cup of marinara sauce in a baking dish. Place chicken breasts on top of the sauce. Pour remaining sauce over the chicken, then top with mozzarella cheese.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven until the cheese is bubbly and golden, about 20 minutes.
  7. Garnish with chopped fresh basil before serving.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories per serving: Approximately 450

Additional Tips

  • For an extra crispy crust, you can pan-fry the chicken in additional olive oil until it’s golden brown before baking.
  • If you have time, letting the breaded chicken rest for 10 minutes before frying can help the coating stick better.
  • Leftovers can be refrigerated for up to 3 days.


  1. Can I use chicken thighs instead of breasts? Yes, chicken thighs can be used but may require a longer cooking time.
  2. Is it possible to make this gluten-free? Absolutely, use gluten-free flour and breadcrumbs.
  3. Can I prepare this dish ahead of time? You can bread the chicken and store it in the refrigerator for a few hours before cooking.
  4. How can I make this dish healthier? Try baking the breaded chicken instead of frying, and use low-fat cheese.
  5. What can I serve with Chicken Parmesan? It pairs well with pasta, a side salad, or steamed vegetables.