Chicken Parmesan (Pollo Parmigiana) Recipe

This chicken parmesan recipe is a crowd-pleaser, loved by almost everyone! Check out the list below for the ingredients to whip up this tasty chicken parmigiana.

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Ingredients for Chicken Parmigiana

  • 2 large chicken breasts
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 small onion
  • 2 basil leaves


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F with a baking tray inside.
  2. Start by preparing a simple Italian tomato sauce. In a pan, heat 2 tbsp of olive oil over medium heat.
  3. Chop and add onions, sauté for a couple of minutes. Add chopped garlic and fry for another minute.
  4. Add chopped or plum tomatoes (mash them if using plum), season with salt and pepper. Cover with a lid and simmer on low heat while you prepare the chicken.

Preparing the Chicken

  1. Slice the chicken breasts in half lengthwise to create thinner fillets.
  2. Set up three bowls: one with flour, one with beaten eggs, and one with breadcrumbs mixed with half of the Parmesan cheese.
  3. Dip each chicken slice individually in the following order:
    1. Flour
    2. Egg
    3. Breadcrumbs (ensure complete coating, press firmly).
  4. Place the coated chicken slices on a plate and continue with the remaining slices.

Cooking Time

  1. Heat 2-3 tablespoons of oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Gently fry the prepared chicken fillets for 2 minutes on each side. Do this in two batches if needed.
  3. Remove from skillet and set aside.
  4. Carefully take the baking tray out of the oven.
  5. Remove the lid from the tomato sauce, tear and add basil, then turn off the heat.
  6. Add a thin layer of sauce to the bottom of the tray. Arrange the chicken pieces and coat with half of the remaining Parmesan and torn-up mozzarella.
  7. Pour the remaining sauce over the chicken and finish with the remaining Parmesan.
  8. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes. Optionally, grill/broil for the last couple of minutes for a crisp topping.

Your chicken Parmesan is now ready to enjoy! Pair it with a fine bottle of Italian wine, perhaps a Nero D’avola.

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Enzo Rossi
Meet Enzo, the Italian culinary maestro who's been crafting delectable dishes since the age of 8. Rooted in the rich traditions of Italy, his kitchen is a canvas for authentic flavors and Mediterranean delights. His recipes are designed for regular, everyday life. Buon appetito!