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Chicken Parmesan (Skillet)

2 servings
Prep info
20 min prep + 5 min cook + 10 min cook
Prep time
Not set
Cook time
35 minutes
Time required
35 minutes
Oven preheat
Mains - Misc


  • Breadcrumb mixture:
  • 1/3 c fresh bread crumbs
  • 1 t olive oil (1.5 T altogether)
  • 1 T grated parmesan cheese (plus another 1/2 cup later; 10T altogether)
  • 1/2 T chopped basil (fresh: plus another 1T later; 2T altogether)
  • Tomato mixture:
  • 14 oz canned crushed tomatoes (400g)
  • 1 T olive oil
  • 2 T parmesan cheese
  • 1 chopped basil (fresh)
  • 1 cloves minced garlic
  • salt (to taste)
  • freshly ground black pepper (to taste)
  • The rest:
  • 1/4 c flour (as needed for dredging)
  • 2 chicken breasts (boneless, skinless, halved horizontally, about 3/4 pound)
  • salt (to taste)
  • freshly ground black pepper (to taste)
  • 2 T vegetable oil
  • 6 T shredded mozzarella cheese (a heaping 1/4 cup, or 3 fl oz)
  • 6 T shredded provolone cheese (a heaping 1/4 cup, or 3 fl oz)
  • 6 T grated parmesan cheese (a heaping 1/4 cup, or 3 fl oz)


Toast bread crumbs in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until browned, about 5 minutes.  Transfer to bowl.  Toss iwth olive oil, parmesan, and basil.  Set aside.

In a separate bowl, combine tomatoes, olive oil, parmesan, basil, garlic, salt, and pepper.  Set aside.

Place flour in a dish.  Season chicken with salt and pepper; coat with flour.  Heat vegetable oil in now-empty skillet over medium-high heat until shimmering.  Add chicken and cook until golden brown on both sides, about 5 minutes total.  Remove to a plate.  

Reduce heat to medium-low and add tomato mixture to empty skillet.  Return chicken to pan in an even layer, pressing down to cover with sauce.  Sprinkle mozzarella, provolone, and remaining parmesan over the chicken.  Cover with a lid and cook until cheese is melted, about 5 minutes.  Sprinkle with bread crumb mixture and serve.


SJ Note 10 Jan 2012: Tasty!  A keeper.  Made way too much breadcrumb mixture as originally written; have lowered it in this copy.  The leftovers fridged and reheated well, also.