Best Classic Chicken Parmesan is surprisingly quick and easy to make, and tastes amazing. It has a parmesan crust that seals in the juicy chicken breast, topped with Homemade Marinara and melted cheese. Since this chicken is breaded and covered in sauce, it also reheats well if you have any leftovers.

 

Best Classic Chicken Parmesan

 

What Ingredients Do I Need For Best Classic Parmesan Chicken?

Chicken:

  • Eggs
  • Garlic
  • Parsley
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Chickens breasts
  • Italian bread crumbs
  • Grated parmesan cheese
  • Garlic powder

 

Sauce:

  • Olive oil
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Tomato sauce
  • Italian herbs

 

Topping:

  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Parsley

 

How Do I Make Best Classic Parmesan Chicken?

Chicken:

  • In a medium shallow dish, whisk together eggs, parsley, garlic, salt and pepper.
  • Place the chicken into the dish, coating both sides of the chicken.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator either overnight or for about 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
  • Place the bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, and garlic powder in a bowl. Dip the chicken into the bread crumbs.
  • In a large skillet, add enough oil to cover the bottom of the pan, place the chicken pieces into the pan and cook on both sides for about 4 – 5 minutes on each side, or until they start to turn golden brown.
  • Next place the chicken into a baking dish that has been coated with cooking spray.
  • Top each piece of chicken with 3 – 4 Tablespoons of the sauce.
  • Bake in the oven for 15 – 20 minutes or until the center of the chicken reaches 155 degrees, then add the cheese and allow to cook for 5 more minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and serve with pasta or rice.

 

Sauce:

  • Heat the oil in a medium pan, add the onions, cook for 3-4 minutes and then add the garlic, cook for an additional minute.
  • Then add the tomato sauce, salt, pepper and the Italian herbs, and allow to simmer for 5-6 minutes.

 

Topping:

  • Add a slice of mozzarella cheese to the top of each piece of chicken.
  • Sprinkle shredded parmesan cheese over each piece of chicken.
  • Garnish with parsley.

 

 

Tips and Tricks For Best Classic Parmesan Chicken:

What About Cheese?

  • Most people prefer Mozzarella, but my husband likes Pepper Jack on his chicken. You can use whatever kind of cheese you want on your chicken.
  • I have also used powdered Parmesan if I don’t have any grated Parmesan.
  • I like to add my cheese the last few minutes, otherwise it gets a little too overbaked.

 

Are There any Shortcuts to Speed up the Process of Making Best Classic Chicken Parmesan?

  • Buy 6 chicken cutlets to use, then you shouldn’t need to halve them.
  • Use quality store-bought marinara sauce instead of making this homemade version.
  • Pre-sliced and pre-shredded cheeses can be used, instead of slicing and shredding the cheeses yourself.

 

What Can I Serve with Best Classic Chicken Parmesan?

  • Rice.
  • Pasta of your choice. 
  • I also like to serve it with garlic bread or cheese bread.
  • Green beans are also fun to serve on the side, or asparagus, if it is the right time of year.

 

 

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Yield: 6

Best Classic Chicken Parmesan

Best Classic Chicken Parmesan

Best Classic Chicken Parmesan is a nice dish for company, or whenever you are in the mood for an amazing dinner. Serve with pasta or rice.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Inactive Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour

Ingredients

Chicken:

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 medium garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons dried or fresh chopped parsley
  • 1/3 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 large chickens breast sliced horizontally (total of 6)
  • 3/4 cup Italian bread crumbs
  • 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

Sauce:

  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 (8 ounce) cans tomato sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried Italian herbs

Topping:

  • 6 slices of mozzarella cheese, sliced
  • 1/4-1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • Additional parsley for garnishing

Instructions

    Chicken:

    1. In a medium shallow dish, whisk together eggs, parsley, garlic, salt and pepper.
    2. Place the chicken into the dish, coating both sides of the chicken.
    3. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator either overnight or for about 30 minutes to 1 hour.
    4. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
    5. Place the bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, and garlic powder in a bowl.
    6. Dip the chicken into the bread crumbs.
    7. In a large skillet, add enough oil to cover the bottom of the pan, place the chicken pieces into the pan and cook on each side for about 4 - 5 minutes, or until they start to turn golden brown.
    8. Next place the chicken into a baking dish that has been coated with cooking spray.
    9. Top each piece of chicken with 3 - 4 Tablespoons of the sauce.
    10. Bake in the oven for 15 - 20 minutes or until the center of the chicken reaches 155 degrees, then add the cheese and allow to cook for 5 more minutes.
    11. Remove from the oven and serve with pasta or rice.

    Sauce:

    1. Heat the oil in a medium pan, add the onions, cook for 3-4 minutes and then add the garlic, cook for an additional minute.
    2. Then add the tomato sauce, salt, pepper, and the Italian herbs, and allow to simmer for 5-6 minutes.

    Topping:

    1. Add a slice of mozzarella cheese to the top of each piece of chicken.
    2. Sprinkle shredded parmesan cheese over each piece of chicken.
    3. Garnish with parsley.

    Nutrition Information

    Yield

    6

    Serving Size

    1

    Amount Per Serving Calories 357Total Fat 21gSaturated Fat 9gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 10gCholesterol 136mgSodium 915mgCarbohydrates 15gFiber 1gSugar 3gProtein 27g

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