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Plated chicken parmesan with a side of spaghetti and tomato sauce

Tender & Crispy Chicken Parmesan

  • Author: Eric Jones
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


Tender & Crispy Chicken Parmesan takes juicy, breaded chicken breasts and tops them with a tangy tomato sauce and provolone cheese.



For the Chicken:

  • 1 lb. Organic Boneless Chicken Breast
  • 1 tsp. Paprika
  • 1 tsp. Black Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 tsp. Ground Thyme
  • 1/4 tsp. Himalayan Salt
  • 1 cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup Italian Breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan Grated Cheese
  • 4 slices Provolone Cheese
  • 1 tbsp. Fresh Chopped Basil

For the Tomato Sauce:

  • 28 oz. Crushed Tomato Sauce
  • 1/2 tsp. Minced Garlic
  • 1 tbsp. Fresh Chopped Basil
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan Grated Cheese
  • 1/2 tsp. Crushed Red Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. Black Pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. Himalayan Salt


For the Tomato Sauce:

  1. In a medium pot, add all tomato sauce ingredients. Cook on low heat for 5 minutes. Set to the side.

For the Chicken:

  1. Heat skillet to medium heat and add a small amount of olive oil.
  2. Cut the chicken breast into halves. Cover with plastic wrap and tenderize chicken breast using a meat tenderizer (paid link). Season each chicken breast with paprika, black pepper, garlic powder, ground thyme, and Himalayan salt. Set to the side.
  3. In a large bowl, add eggs and scramble. 
  4. In a bowl or ziplock bag, add breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese. Mix.
  5. Lightly coat chicken with all-purpose flour. Coat chicken with egg. Coat with breadcrumb mixture.
  6. Cook each chicken breast for 3 to 4 minutes on each side.  Place on baking pan when done.
  7. Add tomato sauce over the chicken breast. Top off with sliced provolone cheese. Top with freshly chopped basil. Broil until the cheese melts (around 30 seconds).


You can combine the chicken seasonings (paprika, black pepper, garlic powder, ground thyme, and Himalayan salt) before seasoning your chicken breast. This makes the process a lot easier.

Thirty seconds or less in the broiler is all you need to melt the cheese.

Place additional sauce on spaghetti or your favorite pasta and serve alongside the chicken parmesan.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Italian


  • Calories: 650
  • Sugar: 10.8g
  • Sodium: 1501mg
  • Fat: 21.6g
  • Carbohydrates: 69.6g
  • Fiber: 4.3g
  • Protein: 45.9g
  • Cholesterol: 139mg

Keywords: Chicken Parmesan, Traditional Chicken Parmesan, Classic Chicken Parmesan, Chicken Parm