This Chicken Parmesan with Spaghetti Recipe is Perfect For Family Meals

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Who isn’t always in search of an easy family dinner idea? Look no further than this Chicken Parmesan with Spaghetti recipe – ready in 1 hour and using just a few simple ingredients.

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Chicken Parmesan with Spaghetti Recipe

The full ingredients list and instructions are found in the printable recipe card at the end of this post. I highly recommend reading the blog post all the way through so that you don’t miss any tips or substitution suggestions, to ensure that you have all the ingredients and equipment required and understand the steps and timings involved.

Chicken parmesan with spaghetti is a favorite for a very good reason – it tastes so good and has the added bonus of being really easy to make.

Pounded chicken breasts are coated in seasoned crispy panko breadcrumbs, pan-fried, and then layered with tomato sauce and cheese.

While the chicken parm cooks and bubbles away in the oven, just cook up some spaghetti to serve and enjoy!

How to Make Chicken Parmesan

Ingredients & Equipment Used In This Recipe

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It may not include staple ingredients such as oil, salt, sugar, etc., as you’re likely to have those in your kitchen. The complete list of ingredients with measurements is found on the recipe card.

  • Equipment9×13″ Baking Dish
  • Fresh ProduceBasil
  • ProteinBoneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • DairyParmesan Cheese, Mozzarella
  • Tomato Sauce – in the UK use passata, or a tomato-based pasta sauce, not ketchup!
  • All-Purpose Flour also known as Plain Flour.
  • Panko Breadcrumbs
  • Italian Seasoningthis recipe uses store-bought Italian Seasoning, but it is so easy to make your own herb mixes, especially if you already have a bunch of herbs and spices in your pantry already. Just mix equal measures of dried basil, oregano, rosemary, parsley, and thyme. You can also add a pinch of garlic granules or powder as well as red chili flakes if you like. Store in an airtight jar and use in recipes as required.
  • Spaghetti

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Family Dinner Idea - Chicken Parmesan with Spaghetti

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Chicken Parmesan with Spaghetti - Easy Dinner Idea

How Do I Make Chicken Parmesan with Spaghetti?

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Chicken Parmesan with Spaghetti Recipe

Chicken Parmesan with Spaghetti

Yield: 4-6
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

This Chicken Parmesan with Spaghetti recipe is ready in 1 hour and uses just a few simple ingredients.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups tomato sauce (passata), divided
  • 1½ lbs (680g) boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • Sea salt and black pepper
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour (plain flour)
  • 3 large eggs
  • ⅓ cup water
  • 1½ cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 Tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1¼ cup Parmesan cheese, fresh grated, divided
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil, divided
  • 6oz (170g) fresh Mozzarella, sliced
  • 1 (16-oz/450g) package of spaghetti

To Serve, Optional

  • Fresh basil, chopped
  • Parmesan cheese, freshly grated

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 220°C/425ºF/Gas 7.
  2. Pour one cup of tomato sauce into a 9”x13” baking dish and spread into an even layer across the bottom. Set aside.
  3. Place chicken breasts between two sheets of plastic wrap and pound with a meat mallet or rolling pin until approximately ½” (1cm) thick. Remove and discard the top sheet of plastic wrap. Season the chicken with salt and black pepper, as desired, and set aside.

    Pounding Chicken Breast with Meat Mallet

    Seasoning the Chicken
  4. Pour the flour onto a shallow, rimmed plate. Set aside.
  5. Whisk the eggs and water together in a large, wide bowl. Set aside.
  6. Place the breadcrumbs, Italian seasoning, and one-quarter cup of Parmesan cheese and season with salt and pepper as desired. Mix together with a fork to combine and set it aside.

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  7. To add breading to each chicken breast, lightly dredge the breast in the flour, shake off any excess.

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  8. Dip the floured chicken into the egg wash to coat completely and gently shake off any excess egg.

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  9. Press the floured and egged breast into the bread crumb mixture until thoroughly coated on both sides. Once coated, place each breast onto a large plate and set it aside. Repeat until all chicken breasts are breaded.
  10. Heat one tablespoon of olive oil in a large, high-sided pan over medium heat. Once hot, add half the chicken breasts to the pan and cook until lightly browned on each side, approximately 4-5 minutes per side. Once browned, transfer the breasts to the prepared baking dish and arrange them in a single layer. Repeat this process with the remaining olive oil and chicken.

    Frying the Chicken

    Pan-Fried Chicken
  11. Top the browned chicken breasts with the sliced Mozzarella and spread the remaining tomato sauce across the top in an even layer.

    Layering Chicken, Sauce and Cheese in Baking Dish

    Adding Tomato Sauce to Baking Dish
  12. Sprinkle the remaining grated Parmesan cheese on top and place the baking dish into the center of the preheated oven. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through.

    Adding Cheese to Baking Dish
  13. While the chicken is baking, prepare the spaghetti according to package directions. Drain and set aside until ready to serve.

    Cooking Spaghetti
  14. Remove the baking dish from the oven and cool for several minutes. Divide the spaghetti among individual serving plates and top each serving with a cheesy chicken breast and some sauce.
  15. To serve, sprinkle some fresh basil and/or Parmesan cheese on top if desired. Enjoy!

    Chicken Parmesan with Spaghetti Recipe

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1116Total Fat: 36gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 337mgSodium: 2175mgCarbohydrates: 103gFiber: 8gSugar: 11gProtein: 91g

This site uses Nutritionix to provide estimated nutrition. Nutritional information is always approximate and will depend on the quality of ingredients used and serving sizes. If you need exact calories and macros, please do your own calculations.

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