Chicken Parmigiana

Authentic Chicken Parmigiana Recipe

This chicken recipe is mostly famous in the Italian-American community but not everybody knows that in Italy there's a similar recipe, but it's served without pasta: Pollo alla Parmigiana. Regardless, it's very yummy!
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Course: Secondi
Cuisine: Italian-american
Keyword: chicken parmesan, parmigiana
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 1022kcal
Author: Nonna Box


  • 4 skinless chicken breasts boneless and pounded thin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tablespoon milk
  • 2 cups breadcrumbs
  • 1 cup olive oil (if frying)
  • 3 cups marinara
  • 1 pound fresh mozzarella
  • 1/4 cup fresh grated parmigiano
  • 3 teaspoon fresh basil chopped


  • Sprinkle the pounded chicken breasts with the salt and pepper rubbing both sides with the seasoning. 
  • Place the flour in a small bowl, the bread crumbs in a separate bowl and the eggs and milk in a third bowl. Whisk together the eggs and milk
  • Dip the chicken breasts into the flour and coat both sides. Then, dip the chicken into the egg followed by the breadcrumbs. Be sure to coat the chicken thoroughly in breadcrumbs then place on a foil lined baking tray.
  • Repeat step number 3 with all the chicken breasts.
  • If you are frying the chicken breasts, heat the 1 cup olive oil to 375 degrees F and fry each chicken breast until golden brown. If you are baking the chicken, place the sheet tray in a 350 degree oven and bake for 15 to 20 minutes. 
  • Place the chicken breasts on a plate, on top of cooked pasta or on the bottom piece of sandwich bread. Pour warm marinara over the top of the chicken and top with the mozzarella and grated parmigiano.
  • Place the chicken parmesan under a broiler for 2-3 minutes or until the cheese begins to bubble. 
  • Sprinkle with the fresh basil and serve!



Calories: 1022kcal | Carbohydrates: 89g | Protein: 70g | Fat: 42g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 289mg | Sodium: 3167mg | Potassium: 1338mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 1955IU | Vitamin C: 14.2mg | Calcium: 827mg | Iron: 8.4mg
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