This skillet chicken Parmesan is ready under 30 minutes. With Parmesan herbed breading served with mozzarella cheese and marinara sauce.

Skillet Chicken Parmesan

  • Author: The Cooking Jar
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 8 mins
  • Total Time: 23 mins
  • Yield: 2 1x


  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup Italian breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup dry Parmesan cheese
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 cup marinara sauce, divided
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded


  1. Wrap the chicken breasts in plastic wrap and pound into ½” thickness with a meat mallet
  2. Combine the breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese and seasoning in a bowl
  3. Dip the chicken breasts in the egg. Shake off any excess then dredge through the breadcrumb mixture
  4. Over medium high heat in an oven safe skillet, pan-fry the chicken until golden brown about 3 minutes per side
  5. Remove chicken and drain on paper towels. Drain any excess oil in the pan
  6. Return chicken to pan and spread 1/4 cup marinara sauce on each breast
  7. Top with mozzarella cheese and broil at 450 degrees F until cheese has melted, about 2 minutes
  8. Dish and serve hot over pasta with remaining marinara sauce