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Crispy Chicken Parmesan
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5 from 2 votes

Crispy Chicken Parmesan

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4
Author: Pam


  • 1/2 cup flour
  • Garlic powder, to taste
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
  • 2 eggs, well beaten
  • 3/4 cup Italian panko crumbs
  • 1/4 cup parmesan, finely grated
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil, more if needed
  • 1 cup marinara sauce *Click link up above for the recipe
  • 3/4-1 cup mozzarella, shredded
  • Fresh parsley, chopped


  • Make a breading assembly line with three separate dishes. Pour the flour in a dish then season with garlic powder, sea salt, and freshly cracked pepper, to taste; mix until well combined. Beat the eggs together in a bowl; whisk well. Combine the Italian panko crumbs together in a separate dish with the parmesan; mix well.
  • Slice the chicken breasts in half lengthwise (place your hand on the chicken breast then carefully cut horizontally) then cut each portion in half.
  • Dredge the chicken by dipping each piece of chicken completely in the flour, followed by the egg, and lastly the Panko/Parmesan mixture. Set on a plate and repeat with the remaining pieces of chicken. Place the plate in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. 
    Side Note: Don’t skip this step because it helps the breading stay adhered to the chicken.
  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 
  • Cook the chicken by heating the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken to the HOT skillet and cook for 4-5 minutes, or until golden brown. Flip the chicken over and continue to cook for another 3 minutes, or until golden brown. Cook the chicken in batches, if needed. 
  • Remove chicken from the skillet and place on the prepared baking sheet. Spoon a bit of  homemade marinara sauce on each piece of chicken followed by some shredded mozzarella cheese. 
  • Bake in the oven for 5-7 minutes, or until the cheese is melted & gooey. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with freshly chopped parsley. Serve immediately. Enjoy.