Easy Parmesan crusted chicken

Easy Parmesan crusted chicken

Juicy chicken breasts breaded and cooked until golden makes this Parmesan crusted chicken recipe the perfect easy dinner served with a simple side.
Course Easy Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword Breaded chicken, Parmesan crusted chicken, Weeknight dinner
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 362kcal
Author Alida Ryder


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts

For the breading

  • 1 cup flour seasoned with ½ tsp salt and pepper
  • 3 large eggs beaten and seasoned with a pinch of salt
  • 2 cups breadcrumbs (Panko, Italian or fresh)
  • 1 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tsp dried herb mix
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp salt


  • Place the chicken on a cutting board. Place your hand flat onto the chicken then carefully slice the chicken in half horizontally, creating two cutlets out of every chicken breast.
  • Place the chicken aside and prepare the breading station.
  • Put the seasoned flour and eggs into separate bowls big enough to comfortably bread the chicken.
  • Combine the breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese and seasoning in a third bowl and mix well.
  • Preheat a large pan or skillet over medium high heat and add oil.
  • Coat the chicken first in the flour, then in the egg and finally in the seasoned breadcrumbs, pressing the breadcrumbs into the chicken.
  • Carefully add the chicken to the hot pan (2-3 cutlets at a time) and cook for 2-3 minutes per side or until the chicken is cooked through and golden brown on both sides.
  • Remove from the pan and allow to drain on kitchen paper before serving with lemon wedges.


Calories: 362kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 233mg | Sodium: 944mg | Potassium: 575mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 455IU | Vitamin C: 1.7mg | Calcium: 161mg | Iron: 3.2mg