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The Best Crispy Chicken Parmesan

by Alix Traeger

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for 4 servings

  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 cup (125 g) flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup (115 g) seasoned breadcrumb
  • 2 cups (520 g) marinara sauce
  • 8 slices fresh mozzarella cheese
  • ½ cup (55 g) grated parmesan cheese
  • fresh basil, thinly sliced, to serve
  • vegetable oil, for frying


  1. Preheat oven to 450°F (230°C).
  2. Cut the chicken breasts in half widthwise to make 4 thin breasts.
  3. Season the chicken with salt, pepper, and onion powder.
  4. Coat the chicken in flour, then egg, and then bread crumbs.
  5. Pour oil in a cast-iron skillet to come ¼ inch up the side. Heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and fry on both sides until brown, about 4 minutes.
  6. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to drain.
  7. Place the fried chicken breasts in a baking dish. If they don’t fit side by side, gently overlap them. Pour the marinara over the chicken.
  8. Top with mozzarella slices and Parmesan.
  9. Bake for 10-15 minutes, or until the cheese is browned and bubbling.
  10. Serve with freshly chopped basil.
  11. Enjoy!
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