Chicken Parmesan in Tomato Sauce Recipe

Chicken Parmesan in Tomato Sauce Recipe

How To Make Chicken Parmesan in Tomato Sauce

Sink your teeth into these tender and juicy chicken parmesan, slathered with a rich and well-seasoned tomato sauce and parmesan for a hearty dish!

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 25 minutes
Total: 35 minutes



  • 1lbchicken breast,boneless, skinless
  • kosher salt,to taste
  • black pepper,to taste
  • 1cupall-purpose flour,plus 2 tbsp divided
  • 3large eggs
  • 1cupplain breadcrumbs
  • 1lemon,zested
  • 1cupwhite wine,plus 1 tbsp, preferably Pinot Grigio, divided
  • ½cuppanko bread crumbs
  • ¼cupparmesan cheese,grated, plus more for serving
  • 3tbspolive oil,plus more for frying
  • 4garlic cloves,minced
  • ¼tspred pepper flakes
  • 2bay leaves
  • ½cupchicken stock
  • 14ozcrushed tomato,(1 can), such as San Marzano
  • 2tbsptomato paste
  • 2tbspdried oregano,plus more to taste
  • ¼cupfresh flat-leaf parsley,chopped, plus more for garnish
  • ¼cupfresh basil leaves,sliced
  • ½cupmozzarella cheese,shredded
  • spaghetti,cooked, for serving


  1. Using the bumpy side of a meat mallet, pound each chicken breast until ½-inch thick. Season with salt and black pepper to taste.

  2. Add 1 cup of flour, the eggs, and the plain bread crumbs to 3 separate shallow dishes.

  3. Season the flour with salt, pepper, and the lemon zest, then mix to combine. Season the eggs with salt and pepper, then add 1 tablespoon of white wine, and stir to combine. To the bread crumbs, add the panko, remaining 2 tablespoons of flour, and Parmesan, and stir to combine.

  4. Working 1 piece at a time, coat the chicken in the flour, shaking off any excess. Then dredge it into egg mixture, then in the bread crumbs.

  5. Transfer to a baking sheet lined with cling wrap, then refrigerate for 10 minutes.

  6. Heat a large cast-iron skillet over medium heat. Add enough olive oil to come ¼-inch up the sides of the pan.

  7. Working in batches, fry the chicken until lightly browned, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Drain on paper towels.

  8. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

  9. Wipe out the pan with a paper towel. Return to medium heat and add 3 tablespoons of olive oil, the garlic, red pepper flakes, and bay leaves. Cook until fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes.

  10. Add the remaining cup of white wine and the chicken stock. Cook until the liquid is reduced by half, stirring occasionally.

  11. Stir in the crushed tomatoes and tomato paste. Season with pepper, then add the oregano, crushing between hands to release more flavor.

  12. Simmer the sauce for 5 minutes, until thickened slightly. Add the parsley and basil, then stir to incorporate.

  13. Remove the bay leaves from the pan. Create a bit of space in the center, then return the chicken to the pan.

  14. Spoon the sauce over the chicken. Sprinkle the mozzarella and more oregano over the chicken pieces.

  15. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes, until the cheese is bubbly and melted and the chicken is cooked though.

  16. Set the broiler to high and broil for 1 to 2 minutes, until the cheese browns lightly.

  17. Serve the chicken with spaghetti that’s been tossed in the excess sauce, then garnish with parsley and Parmesan cheese. enjoy!


  • Calories: 841.01kcal
  • Fat: 37.48g
  • Saturated Fat: 12.75g
  • Trans Fat: 0.13g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 16.64g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 5.26g
  • Carbohydrates: 66.09g
  • Fiber: 6.23g
  • Sugar: 9.44g
  • Protein: 49.83g
  • Cholesterol: 248.21mg
  • Sodium: 1140.97mg
  • Calcium: 491.74mg
  • Potassium: 963.85mg
  • Iron: 7.53mg
  • Vitamin A: 210.87µg
  • Vitamin C: 25.01mg
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