Say goodbye to only enjoying the goodness of chicken parmesan at restaurants. This Easy Chicken Parmesan Recipe is about to become your new favorite homemade chicken parm! This dish is easy to make and contains all the classic Italian flavors you crave—shredded mozzarella, tomato sauce, parsley, red pepper flakes and more. Easy Chicken Parmesan is the perfect mixture of crunchy crust, creamy and melty cheese, and refreshing tomatoes. Serve with pasta or any other side of your choosing for a hearty meal that serves 6!
Ingredients• 1 1/2 cups panko bread crumbs • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, freshly grated, plus more for garnish • 2 large eggs, beaten with 1 tablespoon water • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour • 1 1/2 pounds chicken cutlets, boneless, skinless • kosher salt • black pepper, freshly ground • vegetable oil • 1 cup shredded mozzarella • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil • 1/2 small onion, finely chopped • 4 cloves garlic, sliced • 1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes • 1/4 cup water • crushed red pepper flakes, to taste • 2 tablespoons parsley, freshly chopped, plus more for garnish
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
Prepare the breading station with three large mixing bowls: one bowl with panko, garlic powder, and Parmesan mixed with a fork; another with the egg mixture; and the third bowl with flour.
Season chicken with salt and pepper, then coat each piece of chicken in flour and shake off excess.
Dip the chicken into the egg mixture and then into bread crumb mixture; repeat the steps for the remaining chicken and set aside on a plate.
In a deep cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat, add 1/4 inch vegetable oil.
When the pan is hot but not smoking, add the chicken.
Cook the chicken until golden brown, 5 to 7 minutes, flipping halfway through. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to drain.
In a medium pot over medium heat, heat the olive oil.
Add the onion and garlic and cook until soft, 4 minutes.
Add in the tomatoes and water, season with salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes, and let simmer, about 10 minutes.
Remove from heat and stir in the parsley.
Pour the sauce into a 9x13-inch baking dish and place the chicken in sauce.
Top with mozzarella and bake until the cheese is melty, 10 to 12 minutes. If desired, broil until the cheese is golden, 3 minutes.
Garnish with parsley and serve immediately.