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.
cost per recipe: $8.96
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.
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.
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.
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.
I used homemade sauce not Prego and it was great!
Wasn't for us.
It was very easy to make. Looked good. We didn't like the taste.
My family still prefers the baked-in-the-oven kind. This one was easier and didn't require using the oven during the summer. Definitely pound the chicken down if you have "plumped" breasts.
Highly recommend flattening the chicken to ~ 1/2 inch---I put each one in a sandwich sized baggie--pound them all at the same time, and freeze what I don't need.
Instead of laying the browned chicken back in the sauce, I pour a bit over the top of each piece, add a couple slices of ham, then the cheeze and into the oven until the cheeze melts: serve over pasta with a green salad: Yum!
Basic Recipe, but here are a Few Tips
Here are some Extra tips to make this restaurant-quality yummy:
1. Pound the chicken when thaw so it is 1/2 inch thick. (Chicken will cook faster and is fully cooked after about 5 minutes on each side on high in the skillet with oil.)
2. Season chicken with salt and pepper on both sides before dipping in egg.
3. Add 1/2 tbs Italian Seasonings to bread crumbs, or buy pre-seasoned bread crumbs (italian style).
4. As a personal preference, I keep the chicken, sauce and noodles separated before serving.
This nutritional information refers to each serving of the entire recipe and not just the products used as ingredients.