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The greatest chicken parmesan, topped with melting mozzarella cheese, a thick handmade tomato sauce, and a wonderfully crispy coating!

Chicken Parmesan cooked in the oven is quick and easy to prepare. Look no further if you prefer a crunchy crumb coating than a mushy crumb. Your finest creation to yet!

The Best Chicken Parmesan

One of the most cherished, well-liked, AND frequently ordered chicken dishes worldwide is parmesan, also known as chicken Parmigiana.

However, chicken frequently comes out overcooked or lacking in flavor and seasoning. The sauce is flavorless, or mozzarella cheese is substituted with cheddar, etc.

Many of our readers have proclaimed this parmesan to be the best over the years.

crispy chicken parmesan (parmigiana)
Crispy Chicken Parmesan (Parmigiana)(Pinterest)

How to prepare Chicken Parmesan at home?

This chicken recipe may have more stages than the others on this blog, but they are all worthwhile:

  • Breading
  • Frying
  • Sauce-ing
  • Cheese-ing
  • Baking

Each step ensures that you will have the greatest results and a chicken dinner that you will never forget.

The Crispy Coating

The breading is a mixture of four ingredients for the optimum flavor combination.

  • Japanese breadcrumbs known as panko are typically found in the Asian isles of supermarkets and grocery stores. They are crispier and crunchier because they are dryer than conventional breadcrumbs and absorb less oil.
  • Any type of breadcrumbs will do, including golden or Italian-seasoned varieties.
  • Camembert cheese (or Provolone)
  • onion or garlic powder.

Use your preferred marinara or our sauce!

I’ve given a handmade tomato sauce to give you the best flavor experience possible. You are welcome to use tomato sauce, marinara sauce, or pasta sauce from the grocery store (U.S readers).

Chicken Parmigiana vs Chicken Parmesan?

Depending on the type of restaurant you’re eating from, there may be some modifications to Parmesan, such as adding ham or bacon to the topping layers or switching the mozzarella for cheddar (not our favorite), but they are all essentially the same.

In Australia, chicken Parmigiana is often referred to as a Parm, Parma, or Parmi (Pollo Alla Parmigiana in Italian).

Eggplant parmesan, in which slices of eggplant are breaded, fried, and then topped with sauce and parmesan cheese, predated parmesan.

These crispy, juicy, cheesy chicken breasts are the perfect solution when you’re out of ideas on what to serve your family for dinner.

Serving suggestions for Chicken Parmesan

  • Pasta — thin spaghetti, angel hair pasta, fettuccini.
  • Steamed vegetables.]
  • Mashed potatoes
  • Zucchini noodles or cauliflower rice for a lighter option.
  • Garlic mushrooms
Crispy Chicken Parmesan (Parmigiana)
Crispy Chicken Parmesan (Parmigiana)(Pinterest)


For The Chicken:

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley
  • Salt and pepper to season
  • 3 large chicken breasts halved horizontally to make 6 fillets
  • 1 cup Panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs (Italian or golden)
  • 1/2 cup fresh grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon garlic or onion powder
  • 1/2 cup olive oil for frying

For The Sauce:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 14 ounces (400 g) tomato puree (Passata)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian herbs
  • 1 teaspoon sugar (optional)

For The Topping:

  • 8 ounces (250 g) mozzarella cheese sliced or shredded
  • 1/3 cup fresh shredded parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chopped basil or parsley


The Chicken:

  1. Heat the oven to 430°F or 220°C. Set aside a baking dish or oven tray that has been lightly greased with nonstick cooking oil spray.
  2. In a shallow dish, combine the eggs, garlic, parsley, salt, and pepper. Rotate the chicken in the egg mixture after adding it, coating each fillet completely. For at least 15 minutes, marinate covered with plastic wrap (or overnight night if time allows for a deeper flavor).
  3. Mix the bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, and garlic powder in a separate shallow basin before frying the chicken. To evenly coat the chicken, dip it into the breadcrumb mixture.
  4. Over medium-high heat, warm the oil in a big skillet until it shimmers. Chicken should be fried till golden and crispy (about 4-5 minutes on each side).
  5. Place the chicken on the prepared baking sheet or dish, and then spoon about 1/3 cup of sauce over each breast (sauce recipe below). Add roughly 2 tablespoons of parmesan cheese and a few mozzarella slices to the top of each chicken breast. Add some parsley or basil.
  6. Cook the chicken in the oven for 15-20 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbling.

The Sauce:

  1. In a medium-sized pot, heat the oil. the garlic until fragrant after frying the onion until it is transparent (approximately 3 minutes) (about 30 seconds).
  2. Add the sugar, Italian herbs, salt, and pepper to taste, along with the tomato puree (If using). For about 8 minutes, or until sauce has slightly thickened, cover with a lid and simmer. Taste the food and, if necessary, adjust the salt and pepper.


Calories: 560kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 139mg | Sodium: 203mg | Potassium: 665mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 965IU | Vitamin C: 12.6mg | Calcium: 423mg | Iron: 3.2mg