Skillet Chicken Parmesan


If you can't find cutlets for this easy chicken Parmesan recipe at your supermarket, place a boneless, skinless breast flat on a cutting board, hold it steady with your palm and, using a sharp knife, slice the breast horizontally into two thin pieces.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
4 servings


  • ¾ cup panko breadcrumbs, preferably whole-wheat

  • 4 chicken breast cutlets (4 ounces each, about 1/2 inch thick), trimmed

  • 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided

  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper

  • 1 tablespoon sliced garlic

  • 2 cups no-salt-added tomato sauce

  • 2 teaspoons sugar

  • 1 cup torn fresh basil, divided

  • ¾ cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Position rack in middle of oven; preheat broiler to high.

  2. Place panko in a shallow dish and dredge cutlets in it, pressing gently to fully coat.

  3. Heat 1 1/2 tablespoons oil in a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat; add half the cutlets and cook until crispy, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate. Repeat with 1 1/2 tablespoons oil and the remaining cutlets. Season with salt and pepper.

  4. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon oil and garlic to the pan; cook, stirring often, until softened and fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir in tomato sauce and sugar and bring to a boil over medium-high. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened, about 5 minutes.

  5. Nestle the cutlets into the sauce in the pan. Top with 1/2 cup basil, mozzarella and Parmesan. Transfer the pan to the oven.

  6. Broil until the cheese is bubbling, 2 to 3 minutes. Let cool for 3 minutes before serving. Top with the remaining basil.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

410 Calories
23g Fat
19g Carbs
33g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 410
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 7g
Added Sugars 2g 4%
Protein 33g 66%
Total Fat 23g 29%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 81mg 27%
Vitamin A 1333IU 27%
Vitamin C 11mg 12%
Folate 27mcg 7%
Sodium 432mg 19%
Calcium 242mg 19%
Iron 3mg 16%
Magnesium 55mg 13%
Potassium 643mg 14%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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