Classic Chicken Parmesan with a Crispy Golden Crust

The legendary Italian American meal leaves a lasting impact yet needs less effort than you may expect. After thinning the chicken breasts, pan-fry them to achieve a crispy coating before baking them with your favorite pasta sauce (homemade or canned) and cheese.

Ingredients:

4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

2 eggs

1 cup panko bread crumbs

1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1 cup olive oil for frying

1/2 cup prepared tomato sauce

1/4 cup fresh mozzarella, cut into small cubes

1/4 cup chopped fresh basil

1/2 cup grated provolone cheese

1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

1 tablespoon olive oil

Directions:

Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper. In a shallow dish, beat eggs. In another shallow dish, mix bread crumbs with 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese.

Dredge chicken in flour, dip into eggs, then press into bread crumb mixture to coat.

Heat 1 cup olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook chicken until golden brown, about 2 minutes on each side. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to drain.

Preheat the oven to 450°F (230°C).

Spread tomato sauce onto the bottom of a baking dish. Place chicken in the dish, and top with mozzarella cheese, basil, provolone cheese, and 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon olive oil.

Bake in the preheated oven until cheese is browned and bubbly, and chicken is no longer pink in the center, about 15-20 minutes.

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Classic Chicken Parmesan with a Crispy Golden Crust

The legendary Italian American meal leaves a lasting impact yet needs less effort than you may expect. After thinning the chicken breasts, pan-fry them to achieve a crispy coating before baking them with your favorite pasta sauce (homemade or canned) and cheese.

  • 4 skinless (boneless chicken breast halves)
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup olive oil for frying
  • 1/2 cup prepared tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup fresh mozzarella (cut into small cubes)
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1/2 cup grated provolone cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  1. Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper. In a shallow dish, beat eggs. In another shallow dish, mix bread crumbs with 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese.
  2. Dredge chicken in flour, dip into eggs, then press into bread crumb mixture to coat.
  3. Heat 1 cup olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook chicken until golden brown, about 2 minutes on each side. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to drain.
  4. Preheat the oven to 450°F (230°C).
  5. Spread tomato sauce onto the bottom of a baking dish. Place chicken in the dish, and top with mozzarella cheese, basil, provolone cheese, and 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon olive oil.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven until cheese is browned and bubbly, and chicken is no longer pink in the center, about 15-20 minutes.
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Classic Chicken Parmesan with a Crispy Golden Crust

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