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Chicken Parmagiana

Chicken Parmigiana Recipe

  • Total Time: 40 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x


Chicken Parmigiana with breaded chicken cutlets, marinara sauce, parmigiano and melted mozzarella cheese is a classic Italian-American comfort food.


  • 4 chicken cutlets, about 1 to 1-1/2 pounds total
  • 1 cup of flour seasoned with salt and pepper
  • 4 eggs beaten
  • 1 cup of bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 cups marinara sauce
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
  • 1/2 pound mozzarella cheese, sliced into thin slices
  • fresh basil or parsley, chopped


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  2. Place the chicken cutlets between two pieces of wax paper and pound thin.
  3. Spread the seasoned flour out in a tray or a plate, beat the eggs in a shallow bowl, and spread the bread crumbs out in a tray or plate.
  4. One at a time dredge the cutlets in the flour on both sides, shaking off the excess, dip them in the eggs then dredge in the breadcrumbs, making sure to coat well.
  5. Heat 1/4 cup of olive oil in a large sauté pan on medium-high heat.
  6. Working two at a time, place the breaded cutlets in the pan and cook turning once, until they are golden brown on both sides.
  7. Spread 1 cup of the marinara sauce across the bottom of a baking dish or pan just large enough to hold the cutlets.
  8. Arrange the cutlets in the pan and then spread the remaining cup of marinara sauce on top.
  9. Sprinkle the Parmigiano-Reggiano over the cutlets, then top each one with slices of mozzarella.
  10. Place the pan in the oven and cook until the cheese is melted and starting to brown slightly, 15-20 minutes.
  11. Transfer to serving plates, garnish with chopped fresh basil or parsley and serve.
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins