Crispy chicken parmesan (parmigiana)

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the best chicken parmesan with a deliciously crispy coating, smothered in a rich homemade tomato sauce and melted mozzarella cheese!
Oven baked Chicken Parmesan is simple to make and worth every minute! If you love a crispy crumb coating vs a soggy crumb, look no further! This is the best Chicken Parmesan you will ever make!

Chicken Parmesan (also called Chicken Parmigiana) is one of the most loved, most popular AND most ordered chicken recipes in the world.

BUT often times, chicken comes out too dry, or doesn’t have enough flavour or seasoning. The sauce is bland, or cheddar cheese is used instead of mozzarella, etc.

This chicken parmesan has been said to be the best by many of our readers over the years.

how to make homemade chicken parmesan
Compared to all of the chicken recipes on this blog, this one may have more steps BUT they are all worth it:

breading:
For the best flavour combination, the breading is made up of a combination of four ingredients!

Panko — a Japanese breadcrumb found in any supermarket or grocery store, usually in Asian isles. Dryer than regular breadcrumbs, they absorb less oil producing a crispy and crunchier crumb!
Breadcrumbs — Italian seasoned, golden or whatever you have on hand.
Parmesan cheese (or Provolone)
Garlic (or onion) powder.
use our homemade sauce or your favourite marinara!
For the purpose of giving you the ultimate flavour experience, I have provided a homemade tomato sauce. You are more than welcome to use store bought pasta sauce, marinara sauce or tomato sauce (U.S readers).

Breading
Frying
Sauce-ing
Cheese-ing
Baking

is there a difference between chicken parmesan and chicken parmigiana?
Nope, they are the same! There are some variations to Chicken Parmesan depending on the type of restaurant you’re ordering from, including layering toppings with ham or bacon, or changing mozzarella to cheddar (not our favourite), but they are all essentially the same.

Chicken Parmesan or Chicken Parmigiana (Pollo alla parmigiana in Italian) is also known in Australia as a Parm, Parma, or Parmi.

why do they call it chicken parmesan?
Before chicken parmesan was eggplant parmesan, where eggplant slices are breaded and fried and layered with sauce and parmesan cheese.

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