Chicken Parmesan Recipe

Whenever I visit an Italian restaurant, I don’t even bother opening the menu. I already know exactly what I want to order! Chicken Parmesan! I know it’s not an authentic Italian dish from Italy. But, boy, it is GOOD! And, of course, I made my version super easy to recreate!

The grocery store I frequent always has thinly sliced chicken breasts or chicken cutlets. It should be really easy to find. If not, just slice a boneless breast in half, lengthwise. Then pound it with a mallet until it’s nice and thin. This will allow the chicken to cook evenly. 

As for the breading station, I keep it simple with flour, eggs, and breadcrumbs. I have to make sure the seasoning is perfect. So, I use poultry seasoning. Chef Paul’s is my favorite!

Fry them in a little bit of olive oil. We don’t need to cook them completely as we will be baking them. But, we definitely want to get that beautiful, golden brown color on them. So, fry each side for 3 minutes. 

Use your favorite marinara sauce. But, be careful not to drown them in sauce. They’ll become really soggy and lose that crispy crunch from the well seasoned breading. 

Fresh cheese is important for this recipe. If you’ve ever used fresh mozzarella then you know how soft in texture it is. This can make shredding it yourself a pain! But, I have a remedy. Just pop it into the freezer 30 minutes before shredding. It’ll make the task a whole lot easier.

I serve over my favorite pasta. Angel hair. And I always made sure I have more sauce to top my pasta with. Garnish with more basil and enjoy this restaurant quality Chicken Parmesan at home!

Happy Cooking,
B. Coop

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Chicken Parmesan Recipe


  • 4 thinly sliced boneless chicken breasts
  • 2 TBS poultry seasoning*
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/3 cup Garlic & Herb breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 25 oz marinara sauce
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 cups fresh mozzarella cheese shredded**
  • Fresh basil to garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 375 F
  2. Season chicken breasts with 1 TBS of the poultry seasoning on both sides
  3. Create a breading station with 3 shallow dishes
  4. Pour the flour, garlic powder, and the remaining 1 TBS of poultry seasoning into one dish.
  5. Beat the eggs in another dish.
  6. And pour the breadcrumbs into the last dish
  7. Dredge each chicken breast into the flour, then the eggs, and lastly, into the breadcrumbs.
  8. Set aside.
  9. Heat the olive oil in an oven safe skillet on a medium heat setting
  10. Fry each chicken breast in the oil for 3 minutes per side
  11. Top each breast with 1 TBS of marinara sauce
  12. Add the cheeses on top of the chicken
  13. Sprinkle on the basil
  14. Bake, uncovered, for 15 mins.
  15. Garnish with more basil.
  16. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

*I use Chef Paul’s Poultry Magic **Freeze the block of fresh mozzarella for 30 minutes. This will make it easier to shred.

Chicken Parm Pizza

Facebook made me so hungry last week I completely changed my recipe plans. I saw a video of a restaurant that combined two of my favorite dishes. Chicken Parm and Pizza! OMG! I had to have it! And the fun part is that the chicken is the crust! I knew I had to make my version and share it with my Cookies.

I chose to make two personal sized pizzas to make it easier to fry. But, if you have a large fryer, feel free to make one big pie! I suggest freezing the chicken crust for at least 4 hrs. You can even make extra and freeze them until you’re ready to use them. 

I absolutely love Chicken Parmesan. I have to make sure that every component of the dish is well seasoned. This pizza version is no different. I season the chicken and grind it up in my food processor. You can also just buy ground chicken. I like to do my own. I also season the eggs. We want a super flavorful pizza!

And the cheese!! Do NOT forget to use Parmesan cheese!!! So, many Chicken Parmesan recipes load up on the mozzarella, but forget the Parm. Don’t do it! If you can, please buy fresh cheese and shred them yourselves. I can’t stress how much better the quality is. I think this is my new favorite pizza! I hope you enjoy it too.

B. Coop

Chicken Parm Pizza
Serves 2
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Prep Time
4 hr
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
4 hr 30 min
Prep Time
4 hr
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
4 hr 30 min
  1. 1 lb chicken breasts (or ground chicken)
  2. 1 T Italian seasoning
  3. 1 tsp onion powder
  4. 1 tsp garlic powder
  5. 1 tsp salt
  6. 2 eggs
  7. 1 cup all purpose flour
  8. 1 cup italian style bread crumbs
  9. 3 T grated parmesan cheese
  10. 1 cup marinara or pizza sauce
  11. 2 cup fresh mozzarella cheese
  12. vegetable or canola oil for frying
  13. fresh basil
  1. Cut chicken breasts into cubes and place into a food processor
  2. Add the onion and garlic powders, 1 basil leaf, and 1/2 of the Italian seasoning
  3. Blend until chicken is ground
  4. Line (2) 8 or 9 inch cake pans with plastic wrap
  5. Divide the chicken equally into the pans and press to flatten into the bottom of the pans
  6. Wrap tightly with the plastic wrap and freeze for at least 4 hours
  7. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F
  8. Put the flour, eggs, and breadcrumbs into 3 separate dishes
  9. Season the eggs with the remaining Italian seasoning and beat them
  10. Season the breadcrumbs with 1 T parmesan cheese
  11. Remove the chicken crusts from the plastic
  12. Coat the crusts in the flour, then the eggs, and lastly, the breadcrumbs
  13. Heat 1/2 inch of oil in a frying pan or heat a fryer to 350 degrees F
  14. Fry each chicken crust until golden brown; about 3-4 mins per side if using a frying pan
  15. Transfer to paper towels after frying
  16. Place crusts on a baking sheet
  17. Top with sauce and all remaining cheeses
  18. Bake for 10 mins or until cheese is bubbly
  19. Garnish with fresh, shredded basil
  20. Enjoy!
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