Skillet Chicken Parmesan

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I thank my Lucky Stars for meals like this one I’m sharing with you today. It’s one of those that the whole family likes (no one is complaining except the kid who refuses to eat red sauce), and it’s one that takes very little time, effort or skill to prepare! Yee Hah! Bring on the easy dinner recipe, right?! It’s Skillet Chicken Parmesan– adapted from an old Cooking Light recipe.

Easy Skillet Chicken Parmesan - recipe from

Take a quick peek at the recipe video below to see how to make this recipe:

I changed things up a little to make it not quite as light, but you can always visit CL to see their  recipe if you’re concerned with keeping to some dietary guidelines and calorie intake (CL has nutritional info on their version of the recipe).

Here’s how you put it together:

Easy Skillet Chicken Parmesan - recipe from

Saute chicken strips that have been dunked quickly in egg white and cheesy, herbed breadcrumbs. Dump some quickly boiled angel hair pasta into a separate, oven-safe pan.

Easy Skillet Chicken Parmesan - recipe from

Move the cooked chicken into the pasta pan.

Easy Skillet Chicken Parmesan - recipe from

Drizzle with a jazzed up marinara sauce…

Easy Skillet Chicken Parmesan - recipe from

…and sprinkle with Italian cheeses.

Easy Skillet Chicken Parmesan - recipe from

Broil until bubbly!

Easy Skillet Chicken Parmesan - recipe from

And feed it to your family, who will welcome you to the dinner table with open arms and giant, appreciative kisses. Seriously, my whole family enjoyed this one so much that we didn’t have one ounce of leftovers.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Skillet Chicken Parmesan

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 1/3 cup dry breadcrumbs
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1 large egg white, lightly beaten
  • 1 1/2 pounds chicken breast tenders (or chicken breasts cut into strips)
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 12 ounces angel hair pasta, cooked and drained
  • 1 1/2 to 2 cups tomato-basil marinara (see *Tips below)
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup shredded Provolone or Mozzarella cheese
  1. Preheat the broiler on the oven. You'll need a large nonstick skillet and a large stainless steel or cast iron skillet for this recipe.
  2. Combine 3 tablespoons Parmesan, breadcrumbs, oregano, basil and 1/8 teaspoon salt in a shallow bowl. Place the egg white in a separate shallow bowl. Heat the butter with the olive oil in your nonstick skillet over medium heat. Dip each piece of chicken in egg white, then coat in the breadcrumb mixture. Add the chicken to the pan and cook 3 minutes on each side or until cooked through.
  3. Place the cooked pasta in your oven-safe skillet. Place the cooked chicken on top of the pasta. In a medium bowl, mix marinara with balsamic, pepper and remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt. Spoon the sauce over the chicken. Sprinkle evenly with the remaining Parmesan and Provolone cheeses. Broil 2 to 4 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly. Serve immediately- a generous portion of pasta with chicken and sauce on top.
  • I prefer to use Classico brand Tomato Basil sauce- it doesn't have any sugar in it, so it tastes most like homemade marinara to me. Or, you can always make some homemade too-
HERE's a recipe.
SOURCE: (adapted from Cooking Light)
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  • Diane in Cincinnati wrote:

    I made this the other night and my kids loved it! My son (my picky eater) ate it up and has even eaten the leftovers – he never eats leftovers!

    This will be on my regular rotation!

  • Mireille wrote:

    what an easy and mouthwatering recipe

  • Meghan wrote:

    Love this, Lori! Much easier than the usual way I make it! Will definitely give it a try!

  • Lisa Cornely wrote:

    Love the idea of a quick chicken parm. Would be a perfect weeknight dinner. Thanks for sharing.

  • Jamie wrote:

    Hubby made this last night in thirty minutes and we didnt even fill the dishwasher with pots and pans! It was delicious!

  • Linda @ There and Back Again wrote:

    That is a great idea! I saw something simular to this on a cooking show, but I can’t remember which one. I’ll have to try it!

  • Jennifer @ Mother Thyme wrote:

    Chicken Parmesan is a family favorite. I just love this version in a skillet. This will definitely be on my dinner menu soon!

  • Carla @ Carlas Confections wrote:

    This is one of my husbands favorite all time meals and I have never made it for him. So bad I know! I need to make this one for him for sure! I am pinning this for sure!!!

  • Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts wrote:

    Chicken Parm is one of my all time favorites! This skillet version looks perfect for a quick weeknight dinner!

  • Liz @ Virtually Homemade wrote:

    Yum! Very clever and easy.

  • Sommer@ASpicyPerspective wrote:

    Cozy, cozy, cozy! Just what I need on this snowy today.