Easy Fried Chicken Parmesan Recipe
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An easy fried chicken parmesan recipe made with fresh chicken, Italian bread crumbs, marinara sauce, and served over a bed of spaghetti. Serve for an easy family weekend dinner.
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: American
Serves: 6
  • 1 (12-16 ounce) package spaghetti noodles
  • 3 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • ¾ cup Italian flavored breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2-3 Tablespoons butter
  • 1-24 ounce jar Marinara sauce
  • 6 slices mozzarella cheese
  • ⅓ cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese
  1. Begin by preparing the spaghetti as directed on package. Once cooked, place in a glass serving dish and add 1-2 Tablespoons of butter to the noodles and toss to coat. This keeps the spaghetti from sticking together while you prepare the chicken.
  2. To prepare the chicken, pound each chicken breast to flatten to a uniform thickness.
  3. Season both sides of the chicken with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Cut each chicken breast in half crosswise so you have 6 equal portions of chicken.
  5. Dip chicken in egg and then in bread crumbs.
  6. Fry the chicken in 1-2 Tablespoons butter in a medium hot non-stick skillet, turning and browning for about 10 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. Add more butter to the pan as needed to keep the chicken from sticking.
  7. When done, remove the chicken from skillet and set aside on a separate plate.
  8. Reduce heat and add in the Marinara sauce to the pan residue. Heat thoroughly.
  9. Add the chicken back in to the Marinara sauce.
  10. Place slices of mozzarella cheese on top of each piece of chicken.
  11. Sprinkle with a bit of Parmesan cheese.
  12. Place the frying pan lid on just until the cheese melts.
  13. To serve: Warm up spaghetti in microwave if necessary. Place a serving of spaghetti on a dinner plate, add a spoonful of Marinara sauce, and place the chicken on top.
  14. Serve additional Parmesan cheese at the table so guests can add extra to their personal taste.
If you don't have fresh Parmesan cheese available, you may use aged Parmesan instead.

I prefer and recommend Marinara sauce instead of spaghetti sauce, but either will work.
Recipe by Vintage Cooking at https://www.vintagecooking.com/easy-chicken-parmesan-recipe/