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Oh, So Easy Chicken Parmesan

Today’s easy Chicken Parmesan recipe is courtesy of our contributor Marla from Organic Life on a Budget.

One of my all time favorite Italian dishes is Chicken Parmesan.  When I finally learned how to make this at home, I was so proud to serve such an awesome, classic dish, that is oh, so easy to make!

Easy Chicken Parmesan

The best thing about this dish is that, in addition to tasting amazing, it is budget friendly and so quick to make that you can feed it to a crowd in less than an hour!

easy chicken parmesan

I have to make a quick confession, because I know you will be wondering when you get to the ingredient list.

There is actually no Parmesan cheese in this dish!

I don’t use Parmesan in order to save time, and money.  By all means, if you need to have the Parmesan, then add it to the bread crumb mixture and on top of the chicken before it bakes.

easy chicken parmesan

I love serving this super easy Chicken Parmesan on top of garlic noodles which are also also very simple to make.

I make garlic oil by sautéing a good bit of olive oil with butter and minced garlic.  The sauce comes out so perfectly and coats the noodles with a delightful garlic flavor.

A simple side to accompany this yummy dish!

easy chicken parmesan

This oh, so easy Chicken Parmesan is such a delightful, filling, cheesy pasta dish that your family will want to eat over and over again.

It’s such a special dish that you feel like you are eating restaurant food, but it’s home cooking.

You can easily make this meal for your family, or add an extra box of pasta and some chicken and entertain a whole party of people.

easy chicken parmesan

With only a few ingredients, and very little time, you can quickly be making this easy, classic Italian dish to serve for your next special meal!

Hope you enjoy!

Oh, So Easy Chicken Parmesan

Oh, So Easy Chicken Parmesan


  • Chicken Parmesan:
  • 1 lb Chicken Breast
  • 1 cup Italian Breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup Olive Oil
  • 24 oz Spaghetti Sauce (I like Tomato Basil flavor)
  • 8 oz Mozzarella Cheese, shredded
  • Garlic Noodles:
  • 16 oz. Linguine, cooked
  • 1/4 cup Olive Oil
  • 2 T butter
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp salt


Chicken Parmesan:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Heat a large skillet to medium heat and cover the bottom with olive oil.

Make thin cutlets out of the chicken breast by slicing them into thirds.

Spread the breadcrumbs out onto a large plate, coat each chicken cutlet with breadcrumbs on each side, then place into hot oil in the skillet.

Allow the cutlet to cook long enough to brown, then flip over and allow to brown on the other side (total cook time in skillet is about 5 minutes per cutlet).

Remove cutlet from the skillet and place on baking sheet or oven safe dish.

You can place about 3-4 cutlets in the skillet at a time, and repeat this process until all cutlets are cooked.

Once all cutlets are on the baking sheet, cover each with the tomato sauce. You will likely have extra sauce just pour it all onto the dish so it can heat through in the oven.

Top with the shredded cheese.

Bake in the oven about 20 minutes until cooked through.

Serve over garlic noodles.

Garlic Noodles:

Cook noodles according to package directions, drain and set aside.

Make garlic oil by heating a medium skillet over medium-low heat, adding olive oil, butter, garlic and salt.

Stir occasionally, and cook until garlic is fragrant. (about 5 minutes)

In a large bowl, place noodles, then cover with garlic oil. Toss well to make sure all noodles are coated with garlic oil.

What are your favorite easy go to recipes?

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10 Responses to Oh, So Easy Chicken Parmesan

  1. Debbie May 28, 2015 at 3:34 am #

    Easy is the magic word for me as a can’t-cook and your recipe looks so delicious! I am truly hungry over here. 🙂
    Thanks a lot for sharing it and for joining #WednesdaysWisdom!

    • Marla May 29, 2015 at 3:31 am #

      This is truly a super easy dish that tastes amazing!!

  2. Theresa @DearCreatives May 29, 2015 at 2:22 pm #

    This looks really good! I can’t wait to try it.

    • Catherine Holt June 1, 2015 at 7:56 pm #

      I’m sure it would end up being a family favorite Theresa 🙂

  3. Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai May 31, 2015 at 1:33 pm #

    Oh, yum! This looks delicious. We love Chicken Parmesan. Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty – we love partying with you! See you next Friday. 🙂

    Life With Lorelai

    • Catherine Holt June 3, 2015 at 10:49 am #

      It’s one of those awesome “got to” meals isn’t it Lorelai 🙂 Thanks for popping over!

  4. Creatively Homespun June 2, 2015 at 11:04 pm #

    Yowza! This looks yummy!! Thank you for linking up to Creative K Kids’ Tasty Tuesdays via Creatively Homespun! I have pinned your post to our Tasty Tuesdays Pinterest Board! I hope to see you again this week! xo!

    • Marla June 3, 2015 at 9:19 am #

      Thanks! It will quickly became a family favorite!

  5. Kelly @ Mum-bo-Jumbo June 3, 2015 at 10:41 pm #

    Oh I love the sound of this! And it’s simple too. Pinned for future reference

    • Marla June 4, 2015 at 9:25 am #

      It really is such an easy dish to whip up! Thanks for Pinning!

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