This is certainly the best Chicken Parmesan I have ever had! The delicious succulent chicken is enclosed in a deliciously crispy breadcrumb coating, then smothered in a rich homemade tomato sauce and melted mozzarella cheese!

You can serve your crispy chicken parmesan with mashed potatoes, a salad, pasta, steamed veggies, or zucchini noodles.

Crispy Chicken Parmesan

Crispy Chicken Parmesan

Ingredients:

For The Chicken:

  • 3 large chicken breasts halved horizontally (to make 6 fillets)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup Panko breadcrumbs
  • ½ cup breadcrumbs (Italian or golden)
  • ½ cup olive oil for frying
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley
  • ½ cup fresh grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon garlic or onion powder
  • pepper to taste
  • Salt to taste

For The Sauce:

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

For The Topping:

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

Crispy Chicken Parmesan

Directions:

For The Chicken:

  1. Preheat oven 220°C (430°F)
  2. Lightly grease an oven tray with non stick cooking oil spray and set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, garlic, parsley, salt and pepper.
  4. Add the chicken into the egg, and turn as needed to evenly coat each chicken fillet in the mixture, then cover with plastic wrap and allow to marinate for at least 15 minutes (or overnight night if time allows for a deeper flavor).
  5. In a different bowl,  mix the bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese and garlic powder together.
  6. Dip the chicken into the breadcrumb mixture to evenly coat.
  7. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat until hot and shimmering. Then fry chicken for about 5 minutes on each side or until golden and crispy.
  8. Place chicken on the prepared oven tray and top each breast with about 1/3 cup of sauce (sauce recipe below).
  9. Top each chicken breast with 3 slices of mozzarella cheese and about 2 tablespoons parmesan cheese. Then sprinkle with basil or parsley.
  10. Place in the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until cheese is bubbling and melted, and the chicken is completely cooked through.

For The Sauce:

  1. Heat oil in a medium-sized pot. Fry onion until transparent, then add in the garlic and cook for about 30 seconds until fragrant.
  2. Add the tomato puree, salt and pepper to taste, Italian herbs and sugar.
  3. Cover with lid to simmer for about 8 minutes, or until sauce has thickened slightly.