Parmesan Chicken Breasts Recipe
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Parmesan Chicken Breasts Recipe

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"People can't believe it when I tell them how little time it takes to fix this delicious chicken," reports Mollie Hall of San Ramon, California. "It's very moist inside and so pretty to serve with its lovely basil-flecked coating."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 182 calories, 10g fat (4g saturated fat), 80mg cholesterol, 366mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 11g protein.


  1. Flatten chicken to 1/4-in. thickness. In a shallow bowl, combine the bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese and basil. In another shallow bowl, beat the egg. Dip chicken into egg, then coat with crumb mixture.
  2. In a large skillet, brown chicken over medium heat in butter and oil for 3-5 minutes on each side or until juices run clear. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Parmesan Chicken in Quick Cooking May/June 1998, p11

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

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

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laura1205 User ID: 7581015 233450
Reviewed Sep. 25, 2015

"Very good and easy to make"

treconmom User ID: 6431328 48469
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2013

"Awesome, awesome, awesome! My 11 year old who has suddenly discovered he "hates" chicken, absolutely loved this dish! Will be using this recipe again!!"

howdu User ID: 1170706 81443
Reviewed Aug. 18, 2013

"Have made this ever since it was published in QC. I usually smush the egg and water together in a gallon ziplok bag and place chicken tenders in the bag to coat. Most of the time I use equal amounts of bread crumbs and Parmesan. Delicious, a real hit with my kids."

rrfrey21 User ID: 3107605 48340
Reviewed Feb. 7, 2013

"This was a wonderful meal!!! My children all loved it. The chicken was moist, full of flavor, & the crust stayed on great! Even I

Though it was cooked in a skillet, you could cut it with a fork as if it had been in a slow cooker all day. This is a keeper!"

pinkiepie User ID: 5517629 27878
Reviewed Sep. 17, 2012

"It was good but the crust came off of most of it...not sure if it was what I did or the recipe"

chica4christ00 User ID: 3221277 27822
Reviewed Jan. 23, 2012

"This was very simple to make. I had all of the ingredients on hand, which was nice."

sendmeanangel516 User ID: 5616160 52359
Reviewed Nov. 19, 2010

"Panko Italian bread crumbs made this recipe amazing :)"

katlaydee3 User ID: 3741999 27821
Reviewed Apr. 5, 2010

"Excellent recipe. easy, quick and delicious."

queenofcomfort User ID: 3272769 59430
Reviewed Feb. 4, 2010

"I love when a recipe is good and easy as well. Crunchy outside, moist inside. I used what was on my shelf which was Panko style bread crumbs I seasoned with salt & pepper. I had to use more oil than called for, 2 Tbsp wouldn't coat bottom of my skillet. One tip: while browning each side, just leave it alone. It will release from pan when browned and you'll end up with a nice crust."

skymom747 User ID: 1717371 22026
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2009

"this is our favorite chicken parm recipe. so easy and delicious, the first time i made it we knew it was a keeper!"

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