Easy Chicken Parmesan Recipe

Real Restaurant Chicken Recipe

This Easy Chicken Parmesan Recipe is really delicious with either the restaurant marinara sauce recipe or the garlic cream sauce (Alfredo sauce). Your choice as to what you think you’d like better.

The traditional choice is marinara but some people prefer the garlic cream sauce. The restaurant does it as a customer desires.

Try one, then try the other when you have a chance.

I also use freshly grated Parmesan cheese. It makes a difference.

Easy Chicken Parmesan Recipe

Favorite Restaurant Recipe

Preparation time:  12-15 minutes (not including the sauce). Serves 4.



  • 1 1/2 tablespoons each of butter and peanut oil (or vegetable oil)
  • Four 5-6 boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 1/2 cups garlic cream sauce or Marinara sauce (your choice)
  • 6-8 ounces freshly grated Mozzarella cheese
  • 1 pound cooked fettuccine pasta (follow package directions to cook al dente) or spaghetti pasta or your choice
  • 2 ounces Parmesan cheese, freshly grated


  • Put water, Kosher salt and a little olive oil in a large pot over high heat and bring to a boil for the fettuccine
  • While water is heating, trim the chicken breasts and lightly pound them between plastic wrap to flatten
  • Put butter and peanut (or vegetable) oil in a sauté pan over medium heat
  • When butter stops foaming, add the chicken to the pan and cook 3 minutes
  • Turn the chicken breasts over and cook 3 more minutes
  • Cook pasta according to package directions (please do not over cook)
  • Drain and rinse the fettuccine under hot water and keep it warm
  • Place the chicken in a baking dish just large enough for the four chicken breasts and ladle the garlic cream sauce or the Marinara sauce over the chicken
  • Top the sauce and chicken breasts with the Mozzarella cheese and put in a 350 degree F oven until the cheese is melted and beginning to brown and the sauce is bubbling
  • Remove from oven, portion the pasta into bowls or on plates and top with a chicken breast and sauce
  • Sprinkle each serving with freshly grated Parmesan cheese

I also serve the restaurant recipe for garlic bread with this easy chicken Parmesan recipe. It’s yummy!

Enjoy your chicken Parmesan recipe and the company of those you share it with.


Did you know? Chicken Parmesan’s origins come from Melanzana alla Parmigiana, or Eggplant Parmesan which originated in one of two places: the northern region of Parma (Parmigiana means “in the style of Parma”) or in southern Italy where eggplants are plentiful.