Easy Chicken Parmesan Recipe

Chicken Parmesan is a classic Italian dish that is perfect for a weeknight dinner.  Breaded chicken tenderloin is topped with tomato sauce and mozzarella and Parmesan cheese and served on top of pasta. This family favorite chicken dish is so easy to make. Double the chicken and you’ll have chicken parm subs for lunch the next day.

Easy Chicken Parmesan Recipe

When it comes to cooking dinner for our family, I know I can always count on no complaints with this easy Chicken Parmesan recipe. The kids love it and I know I don’t have to deal with trying to get them to eat dinner. Lately my 3 year old has been in a picky phase when it comes to dinnertime and doesn’t want to eat what I make. Everything is “yuck!” The joys of a three year old”

This Chicken Parm is an easy yet delicious recipe, and I can quickly double it in case we have friends or family over. If there are any leftovers it makes for an easy lunch the following day. While the children finish up the pasta, my husband and I can enjoy a Chicken Parm sub.

Easy Chicken Parmesan Recipe:

Easy Chicken Parmesan
  • 8 chicken tenderloin about 1 1/2 pounds total, or 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, halved horizontally
  • 3/4 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 large egg lightly beaten
  • 16 oz jar of tomato sauce of choice warmed
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3/4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Pasta of choice
  1. Boil pasta according to box. Drain & set aside once finished.
  2. Mix bread crumbs with 1/4 cup of the Parmesan cheese.
  3. While pasta is cooking, dip the chicken tenderloins in the egg and then in the bread crumbs/Parmesan cheese mixture turning to coat both sides. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Place the chicken in the oil and cook 3-5 minutes on each side or until cooked through. Remove from skillet.

  4. Spray the bottom of an oven-safe skillet or casserole dish and add 1 cup of spaghetti sauce. Add in pasta, then top with chicken, remaining sauce,1/4 cup Parmesan and mozzarella cheese. Broil until cheese is melted and lightly browned in spots, about 5 minutes.

Easy Chicken Parmesan Recipe Double this recipe to make lunch the next day. The leftover battered chicken tenderloins are perfect for chicken parm subs!

easy chicken parm

Don’t have an oven-safe skillet? Add one to your wish list! I love ours. Instead of having to dirty a couple different dishes, I can cook the chicken on the stove top in the skillet, and then also place it into the oven to broil the cheese. Less cleanup= happy mama.


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  1. Janet W. says:

    I’ve never tried to make my own before but this looks easy to make and so delicious! Thanks for the recipe!

  2. Karen Glatt says:

    This is a very easy Chicken Parmesan recipe, and I would love to make this for my family.It is a good hot dish that I can make a lot of and have leftovers! Thanks for the recipe!

  3. Kathy Lane says:

    Yummy! This looks so good,and so easy to make.Thanks for sharing I will making this for my family soon.

  4. Samantha says:

    I’m a single mom of 2 1/2 and I must say that I love all the recipes that you have put on your website, I’m from canada so I don’t have all of the ingredients sometimes but they are delicious, I’m eating right now chicken teriyaki and I can’t wait to try this one as well!!!

  5. Laura Jacobson says:

    Oh this looks so good! I know my son would go nuts over this! I cant wait to make it!

  6. christina moore says:

    Great recipe, I will have to try this

  7. Tracy Gray says:

    This looks great, Gotta try it Thanks!!

  8. shelly peterson says:

    This looks really good and easy to make. I love chicken parmesean but have never made it before. Will have to try your recipe.

  9. Sandra VanHoey says:

    This looks SO tasty and I think having the moxxarella cheese on top makes it look that much better. I have to try this one.

  10. Rachel Miller says:

    I just saw the picture of this recipe on your sidebar and said “Now THAT I have to make tonight”…it looks delicious!

  11. Nicole dz says:

    Chicken Parm was a keeper! Tried this last night using whole grain pasta, and fat free mozzarella cheese. Makes for great leftovers too! Very good!!

  12. Mayela says:

    looks delicious! Thanks for the recipe I prepared and I hope it is just like you!

  13. Birdiebee says:

    This recipe looks delicious. I am always trying to find new ways to use chicken.

  14. ellen beck says:

    Chicken Parmesan is one of my go to recipes especially in the winter months. It sounds pretty good about now I might have to break my cycle and make it now!

  15. Elena says:

    Looks so delicious! I love Chicken Parmesan

  16. Julie Wood says:

    This recipe looks so delicious and I like Chicken Parmesan and want to make this delicious meal for my family. Thanks for sharing.

  17. Laura J says:

    Oh that looks so good! I have been trying to find some new recipes for our family and this one is one that I think they would love!

  18. Michele says:

    Great recipe. I like that it is prepared as one main dish. My family loves Parmesan cheese too!

  19. jenn huey says:

    I love Chicken Parmesan and this looks like an easy recipe, which I am all about. I love that you have added noodles, it makes the dish go that much further

  20. Birdiebee says:

    That looks so delicious and so much easier than the recipe I’ve used in the past. Thanks for sharing!

  21. Sherri says:

    This looks delicious! I haven’t fixed chicken parmesan in years

  22. heather says:

    This looks super easy and delish and one my family would really enjoy thanks for sharing.

  23. Stephanie says:

    perfect dinner meal!

  24. David Fultner says:

    Thanks for the recipe. This is a cool twist.

  25. Joni Mason says:

    This looks so yummy! I would have never thought to make a sub with the leftover chicken and sauce, great idea! Thanks for sharing this recipe!

  26. BILL HOFF says:

    We are always looking for new ways to fix chicken~Thanks!

  27. Jason says:

    This looks delicious, thank you so much! I can’t wait to try it

  28. Karen Glatt says:

    We love Chicken Parmesan and your recipe is amazing and I want to make it. It sure looks delicious. Thanks for sharing.

  29. rochelle haynes says:

    Loving this looks good

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