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Best Ever Chicken Parmesan

Chicken parmesan and spaghetti in a white dish

This Chicken Parmesan is the best recipe, easy and quick too, ready in just 30 minutes.

The chicken is coated in breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese, then fried crispy and golden brown, served in individual baking dishes on top of spaghetti and smothered in extra sauce and melted Mozzarella and Parmesan cheese.

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This is one our all time favorite go-to meals and is perfect for a romantic impressive restaurant-quality date night dinner or a weekend lunch for two.

Serve this with a refreshing glass of this Peach Sangria and a slice of romantic Red Velvet Cake for Two.

How to make easy Chicken Parmesan:

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F (200 C).

Cook the spaghetti according to the package directions.

Drain the pasta then toss with 10 ounces (1 ¼ cup) of spaghetti sauce. Cover and keep warm over low heat.

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Arrange 3 shallow dishes side by side.

Chicken Parmesan Recipe for Two - add breading ingredients to 3 shallow dishes

First shallow dish: Mix together the flour, garlic powder, salt and black pepper.

Second shallow dish: Whisk together the egg and water until incorporated.

Third shallow dish: Stir together the Parmesan cheese and Panko.

Pat-dry each chicken piece with a paper towel. Place between two sheets of plastic wrap and pound flat with a meat mallet.

Dredge each piece of chicken into flour and shake off the excess flour.

Dip each into the egg.

Coat each with Panko and Parmesan mix. Press on extra Panko mixture to coat.

Heat the cooking oil in a frying pan over medium heat.

Fry the chicken until browned and cooked through, about 5 -7 minutes on each side.

Chicken Parmesan Recipe for Two - fry chicken 5 minutes on each side
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Place the spaghetti coated with sauce into two 18.6 ounce individual baking dishes or one 8 x 8 inch baking dish. Click here for 18.6 ounce oven safe dishes..

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Top the spaghetti with the chicken.

Chicken Parmesan Recipe for Two - top with chicken

Pour 1/4 cup of sauce on top of each chicken.

Chicken Parmesan Recipe for Two - top with spaghetti sauce

Top each with some Parmesan cheese, Mozzarella cheese and basil.

Chicken Parmesan Recipe for Two - top with cheese and basil

Bake for about 5 minutes until Mozzarella is melted.

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Easy Chicken Parmesan

Chicken parmesan and spaghetti in a white dish

This Chicken Parmesan is the best recipe, easy and quick too. The chicken is coated in breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese, then fried crispy and golden brown, served in individual dishes on top of spaghetti and smothered in extra sauce and melted Mozzarella and Parmesan cheese.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 oz spaghetti (uncooked) 1/4 of a 16 ounce box
  • 14 oz spaghetti sauce (divide into 1 1/4 cups and 1/2 cup)
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 3/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 Tbsp water
  • 1/4 cup + 1 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3/4 cup Panko Japanese Bread Crumbs
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken filets (4 oz each)
  • 1/3 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 tsp fresh basil (cut into small ribbons)
  • 1 Tbsp cooking oil

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F (200 C).
  2. Cook the spaghetti according to the package directions.
  3. Drain the pasta then toss with 10 ounces (1 ¼ cup) of spaghetti sauce. Cover and keep warm over low heat.
  4. Arrange 3 shallow dishes side by side.
  5. First shallow dish: Mix flour, garlic powder, salt and black pepper.
  6. Second shallow dish: Whisk egg and water together until incorporated.
  7. Third shallow dish: Stir together the Parmesan cheese and Panko.
  8. Pat-dry each chicken piece with a paper towel. Place between two sheets of plastic wrap and pound flat with a meat mallet.
  9. Dredge each piece of chicken into flour and shake off the excess flour.
  10. Dip each into the egg.
  11. Coat each with Panko and Parmesan mix. Press on extra Panko mixture to coat.
  12. Heat the cooking oil in a frying pan over medium heat.
  13. Fry the chicken until browned and cooked through, about 5 - 7 minutes on each side.
  14. Place the spaghetti with sauce into two 18.6 ounce individual baking dishes or one 8 x 8 inch baking dish. Click for 18.6 ounce oven safe dishes.
  15. Top the spaghetti with the chicken.
  16. Spoon a couple tablespoons of sauce on top of each chicken.
  17. Top each with some Parmesan cheese, Mozzarella cheese and basil.
  18. Bake for about 5 minutes until Mozzarella is melted.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 869Total Fat: 35gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 21gCholesterol: 251mgSodium: 2289mgCarbohydrates: 70gFiber: 7gSugar: 15gProtein: 63g

Nutrition information is a guideline only, is calculated automatically by third party software, and absolute accuracy is not guaranteed.

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Hi I'm having trouble getting my chicken to cook through all the way. Any tips?

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Hi Bub, make sure you have flattened the chicken as in step 8 and then it should take around 5 minutes per side to fry but you can continue cooking a couple more minutes on each side until cooked through. Hope that helps and enjoy!

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You specify “boneless chicken” but don’t say if it is chicken breast or thigh. Could you please clarify?

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Hi Meg, we use boneless breast but you could use either. Thanks for your question :)

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