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Classic Skillet Chicken Parmesan

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  • prep time: 10 min
  • total time: 35 min
  • serves: 4 people
  • calories: 609 1 serving

This restaurant favorite Classic Skillet Chicken Parmesan is so easy to make at home, especially when you follow this fail-safe recipe that gets dinner on the table in 35 minutes.  Or, if you'd prefer more hands-off cooking, you can make the chicken using your air fryer and omit the oil to make it lighter!  See the tip below for how.


  • 8 ounces (1/2 of a 1-pound package) spaghetti, cooked and drained
  • 1 1/4 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast (4 small or 2 large cut in half crosswise) 
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cups Prego® Traditional Italian Sauce or Tomato Basil Garlic
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley


  • Tips

    • Make without the oil using your air fryer!  Preheat your air fryer (375°F. to 380°F.)  Place the coated chicken into the air fryer basket (if your air fryer is small, cook the chicken in 2 batches).  Air fry for 8 to 12 minutes or until done.  Place the chicken into a baking dish.  Top with the sauce and mozzarella.  Bake at 400°F. for 5 minutes or until the mozzarella is melted.
    • For the best air fryer results, preheat your fryer according to the manufacturer's directions (usually 3 to 5 minutes).  For optimal crispiness, spray your food with cooking spray before air frying.  You can also spray the basket with cooking spray to prevent sticking.
  • Step 1

    Cook and drain the spaghetti according to the package directions.  While the spaghetti is cooking, season the chicken with salt and pepper.  Dip the chicken into the egg. Coat with the bread crumbs.

  • Step 2

    Heat the oil in a 10-inch skillet over medium heat. Add the coated chicken and cook for 10 minutes or until well browned on both sides (to prevent sticking, make sure the skillet and oil are hot before adding the chicken). Remove the chicken from the skillet.

  • Step 3

    Stir the sauce in the skillet and heat to a boil. Return the chicken to the skillet. Reduce the heat to low. Cover and cook for 5 minutes or until the chicken is done.

  • Step 4

    Top the chicken with the mozzarella cheese. Cover and cook until the cheese is melted. Serve with the hot cooked spaghetti. Sprinkle with the Parmesan cheese and parsley.

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Calories 609
Total Fat 14 g
Sat. Fat 4.8 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 152 mg
Sodium 854 mg
Total Carb 65 g
Dietary Fiber 4 g
Sugar 11 g
Protein 51 g
Vitamin D 2 %DV
Calcium 18 %DV
Iron 26 %DV
Potassium 18 %DV
Calories 609
Total Fat 15 g
Sat. Fat 4.8 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 152 mg
Sodium 794 mg
Total Carb 63 g
Dietary Fiber 4 g
Sugar 10 g
Protein 51 g
Vitamin D 2 %DV
Calcium 17 %DV
Iron 25 %DV
Potassium 18 %DV

This nutritional information refers to each serving of the entire recipe and not just the products used as ingredients.