Easiest Chicken Parmesan Recipe Ever: Quick One-Pan Skillet Chicken Parmesan Recipe by Donna John

Easiest Chicken Parmesan Recipe Ever: Quick One-Pan Skillet Chicken Parmesan Recipe

Who doesn't love chicken parmesan for dinner? This easy chicken parmesan recipe will get you to the table so you can enjoy it – fast! The quick Italian recipe has just a few simple ingredients, cooks in one pan and is ready in under 30 minutes.

The juicy chicken parmesan starts with skinless, boneless chicken breasts. The chicken is dipped into egg and then into breadcrumbs before being pan-fried in olive oil until golden. Remove the chicken to a plate and heat the spaghetti sauce in the same pan. Put the chicken back into the pan, cover and cook about five minutes. Top with mozzarella cheese, cover and let the cheese melt. Done!

Serve this crispy chicken breasts and tomato sauce over hot pasta. Sprinkle with lots of freshly grated Parmesan cheese. Add a side salad or fresh vegetable and garlic bread, and you've got a winning budget recipe the whole family will love.

Cuisine: Italian 
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 cup dry breadcrumbs
  • 2 cups spaghetti sauce or marinara sauce
  • 1/2 - 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • hot cooked spaghetti noodles
  • Parmesan cheese, for serving

Here's how to make it:

  1. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Beat the egg in one bowl and put the breadcrumbs into another. 
  2. Dip the chicken into the beaten egg and then into the breadcrumbs. Cook in the hot oil until chicken is done and brown on both sides, about 7 to 9 minutes depending on how thick your chicken is. Remove chicken and set aside.
  3. To the same pan, heat the spaghetti sauce. Return chicken to the skillet, cover and cook on low about 5 minutes. Top with desired amount of the mozzarella cheese and cook until it has melted. Serve on top of hot spaghetti noodles. Sprinkle with freshly grated Parmesan cheese. 

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Olive Oil $4 & Up
Spaghetti Sauce $3 & Up
Breadcrumbs $1 & Up

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Elisa Schmitz
Great weeknight dinner idea, and this one's always a crowd pleaser. Thanks, Donna John!
Oh, yum. Serious comfort food needed right now!

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