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Skillet Chicken Parmesan

Skillet chicken parmesan in the pan with a spoon

Chicken parmesan is one of my favorite chicken dinners. I love the combination of the sauce and cheese with the chicken.

Skillet chicken parmesan in the pan with basil and plates behind it

I’ve always preferred my chicken parm baked, not fried. I don’t like the chicken to be too crispy, and it’s also a little healthier when it’s baked.

Spoon with tomato sauce above the skillet chicken parmesan

This skillet chicken parmesan recipe takes things even one step farther by getting rid of the crispy coating and just using a light coating of flour to help with the browning. This makes the recipe faster and easier.

Overhead view of chicken parmesan in the skillet

The resulting chicken parmesan still has all of the saucy, cheesy goodness, but it can be made in less than 30 minutes. All of which makes it a lighter, easier weeknight dinner that’s still super tasty!

Skillet Chicken Parmesan

Skillet chicken parmesan recipe is an easy dinner recipe that's ready in less than 30 minutes. 

Course Main Course
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 288 kcal
Author i heart eating


  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves about 1 1/2 pounds
  • 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon olive oil divided
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes halved
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 1/2 cups spaghetti sauce
  • 2 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese in 4 slices
  • Fresh basil


  1. Preheat oven to 400 F.

  2. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil to large skillet, and heat over medium heat.

  3. Place flour, pepper, and Italian seasoning in a shallow dish.

  4. Coat each side of chicken breasts in flour mixture.

  5. Add chicken to skillet, and brown chicken on one side.

  6. Turn chicken and brown on the other side. The chicken doesn't need to be cooked through. 

  7. Remove chicken from skillet, and place on a plate. 

  8. Add remaining teaspoon oil to now-empty skillet.

  9. Place tomatoes in skillet, and sprinkle with salt. 

  10. Cook tomatoes until just beginning to wilt. 

  11. Stir garlic into skillet. 

  12. Return chicken to skillet, and top with sauce.

  13. Place 1 slice of cheese over each piece of chicken.

  14. Bake chicken for 10 minutes, or until cheese has melted and chicken is cooked through.

  15. Serve chicken with sauce and top with basil just before serving.

Recipe Notes

*I'm not a nutritionist. Recipe nutrition data is an estimate. 

Nutrition Facts
Skillet Chicken Parmesan
Amount Per Serving
Calories 288
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Skillet Chicken Parmesan Recipe is a skinny chicken parmesan dinner recipe that is ready in less than 30 minutes.

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  • Reply
    Jamie Anderson
    January 26, 2018 at 6:20 pm

    This was a huge hit with my kids! They all asked for a second serving. I loved that it was a quick and easy weeknight recipe. Thanks Kate!

    • Reply
      January 27, 2018 at 10:19 am

      Yay!!! I’m so glad that they liked it!! =D

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