Chicken Parmesan

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 40 min
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Cook: 20 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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2 quarts oil, for deep-frying

1 tablespoon kosher salt

1 tablespoon onion powder

1 tablespoon garlic powder

1 tablespoon cracked black pepper

Four 6-ounce pieces boneless, skinless chicken breast (pounded thin)

3 tablespoons freshly chopped parsley leaves

2 cups panko bread crumbs

1/4 cup all-purpose flour

2 eggs, slightly beaten

1 quart favorite store-bought marinara sauce

White Sauce, recipe follows

8 slices mozzarella cheese

White sauce:

1 teaspoon chopped fresh garlic

1 cup heavy cream

1/4 cup butter

1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley leaves

Salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Heat oil to 350 degrees F.
  2. Mix all seasonings together then divide into 2 parts. Season chicken breast with half of the seasoning on both sides. Add half of remaining seasoning and 3 tablespoons of chopped fresh parsley to bread crumbs and mix. Dip chicken in flour, then in eggs, then in bread crumbs. Fry chicken until golden brown, about 3 to 5 minutes). Simmer the marinara sauce in saucepan over medium heat. Place 2 slices of mozzarella cheese on each breast. Pour the warmed marinara sauce over the cheese, drizzle with White Sauce and serve.

White sauce:

  1. Heat the garlic and heavy cream in a medium saucepan, until simmering. Turn off heat, add butter, and whisk vigorously until fully incorporated. Add 1 tablespoon fresh parsley and season with salt and pepper.