Chicken Parmigiana

Chicken Parmigiana
Yasmin Fahr


  • 3 1/2 tablespoons  olive oil
  • 1   clove garlic, minced or grated with a Microplane
  •  Pinch of  red chile flakes, plus more to taste
  •   One 20-ounce can whole, peeled tomatoes
  •   Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Chicken cutlets (or 2 chicken breasts sliced in half horizontally)
  •  Pinch of  dried oregano
  • One  8-ounce ball mozzarella, roughly torn
  • 3/4 cups  fresh grated Parmigiano-Reggiano, plus more as needed
  • 1/2 cup  breadcrumbs

A cheesy, tomato sauce-covered comfort food, this recipe is best served with a side of pasta. This variation of the recipe is a little lighter than traditional chicken parmigiana but it's just as tasty (I promise). 


In a wide, straight-sided skillet over medium-high heat, add 2 tablespoons of the olive oil. When hot, add the garlic and red chile flakes and cook until just before the garlic browns, about 1 minute. Then add the tomatoes, breaking them up with a spoon. Season with salt and pepper and bring to a simmer. Cook for about 15-20 minutes, or until it's reached your desired consistency and taste. 

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

Season the chicken cutlets with salt, pepper, and the 1 1/2 tablespoons of olive oil. In a heavy skillet or cast-iron pan, cook the chicken pieces (in batches if necessary) for about 2 minutes on each side. Then, in a baking pan, place a layer of the tomato sauce on the bottom. Add the chicken pieces, then top with a generous layer of mozzarella, Parmigiano-Reggiano, and the breadcrumbs. Spoon the remaining tomato sauce on top, and add another layer of the Parmigiano if desired. 

Cook in the oven for about 10-12 minutes, until the cheese has melted and the chicken has cooked through. Serve with a side of pasta if desired. 


Calories per serving:

842 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Carb Egg Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free

Daily value:



  • Fat 55g 85%
  • Carbs 23g 8%
  • Saturated 21g 105%
  • Fiber 5g 19%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 7g
  • Monounsaturated 25g
  • Polyunsaturated 6g
  • Protein 62g 125%
  • Cholesterol 175mg 58%
  • Sodium 1,308mg 54%
  • Calcium 835mg 84%
  • Magnesium 94mg 24%
  • Potassium 832mg 24%
  • Iron 4mg 21%
  • Zinc 5mg 31%
  • Phosphorus 791mg 113%
  • Vitamin A 271µg 30%
  • Vitamin C 24mg 40%
  • Thiamin (B1) 1mg 93%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 1mg 36%
  • Niacin (B3) 18mg 88%
  • Vitamin B6 1mg 55%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 48µg 12%
  • Vitamin B12 3µg 44%
  • Vitamin D 1µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 4mg 20%
  • Vitamin K 20µg 25%
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