Cheesy Chicken Parmigiana Recipe
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Cheesy Chicken Parmigiana Recipe

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FOR YEARS my husband ordered Chicken Parmigiana at restaurants. Then I found this recipe in our local newspaper, adjusted it for two and began making this at home. After 50 years of marriage, I still enjoy making his favorite recipes.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 slices part-skim mozzarella cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 444 calories, 26g fat (8g saturated fat), 166mg cholesterol, 1496mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 3g fiber), 29g protein .


  1. In a small saucepan, combine the tomato sauce, Italian seasoning and garlic powder. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a shallow bowl, lightly beat the egg. In another shallow bowl, combine bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese. Dip chicken in egg, then coat with crumb mixture.
  3. In a large skillet, cook chicken in oil over medium heat for 5 minutes on each side or until a meat thermometer reads 170°. Top with mozzarella cheese. Cover and cook 3-4 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Serve with tomato sauce. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Chicken Parmigiana in Reminisce Extra July 2006, p 52

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.

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Abby_21 92413
Reviewed Mar. 3, 2012

"Made this exactly as written. It was very very good, but took much longer for the chicken to cook. I probably only needed 1/4 of the sauce and that was for FOUR large chicken breasts. Think I'd go a liile less on the Italian seasoning next time too. All four of us enjoyed this and I will make it again"

gdevillers 159098
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2012

"I followed the recipe, but used a little more bread crumbs as I used 4 chicken breast. I also overlooked the Parmesan cheese with the bread crumbs, so I put the cheese in the sauce. This thickened the sauce, & real tasty."

xanalou 111575
Reviewed Aug. 22, 2009

"Great idea using the Dressing. I'm making pot roast tonight but tomorrow, I'll put it to the test."

brittanyjbowen 92412
Reviewed Feb. 25, 2009

"I used reduced fat Italian dressing instead of the egg, and it worked great! Excellent recipe!"

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