chicken parmesan

Fast and Easy Weeknight Chicken Parmesan

When you’re a busy working parent with kids depending on you for their dinner every single night, you have to have an arsenal of easy dinner recipes for those crazy weeknights when you’re hungry and tired but don’t really have a lot of time to cook. Such an arsenal of recipes is a true lifesaver.

In that arsenal of recipes, you’ve got to include this quick weeknight chicken parmesan recipe. It hits the spot quite nicely and stays there for a while so you won’t end up hungry enough to go for a midnight snack. Plus, it doesn’t take a lot of work, it’s ready in 40 minutes or so, and it’s kid-approved.

It will save you a lot of trouble wondering what to make for dinner if you’ve got the ingredients for this quick weeknight chicken parmesan readily at hand all the time. It’s bound to become a family favorite. And it’s really easy. You just coat the chicken in breading and brown it in a skillet. Then you lay the chicken in a baking pan, dump sauce and cheese over them, and then get it baking in the oven. It’s great with pasta and a salad. This quick, life-saving recipe is from Sarah of Working Moms Against Guilt.


4 chicken breasts, pounded flat if you like
Bread crumbs – You can buy them, or make them by toasting bread in the oven. Run the toasted bread through a food processor along with seasonings of your choice.
1 can or jar of tomato-based pasta sauce
Shredded mozzarella cheese
Grated parmesan cheese
1 egg, scrambled with a couple of tablespoons of milk
A few tablespoons of vegetable oil


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  2. Heat oil in a skillet
  3. Dip chicken breasts in egg and milk mixture, then roll in bread crumbs
  4. Fry breaded chicken in oil until golden on both sides (chicken won’t be cooked all the way through, but don’t worry)
  5. Place chicken breasts in casserole dish and pour tomato sauce over the top of them.
  6. Top with mozzarella and parmesan cheeses
  7. Bake until chicken is cooked through and cheeses are brown and bubbly (usually around 40 minutes)
  8. Use a spoon to remove any excess fat that may have collected
  9. Serve over spaghetti or linguine

Check out the original source for this recipe with step-by-step photographs and helpful tips as well as many other delicious recipes at: Working Moms Against Guilt.

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