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Easy Chicken Parmesan for Two

5 from 10 reviews
  • Author: Sweetpea
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: main dish
  • Method: stove-top cooking
  • Cuisine: italian


Easy Chicken Parmesan for Two is the Italian restaurant favorite made at home with a cheeky time-saving hack! Dinner is on the table in under 30 minutes.


  • 2 Chicken Cutlets (thin-sliced chicken breasts)
  • 3/4 cup Flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup plain breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup Panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup fresh parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1.5 cups Olive Oil
  • 24 ounces Rao’s Marinara
  • 4 ounces fresh Mozzarella, pulled apart


  1. In a skillet, pour enough olive oil into your skillet to come up 1/8″. If you’re frying in batches, you’ll probably need to add more oil and let it come up to temperature over medium-high heat.
  2. If you haven’t purchased the Little Big Meal from the Fresh Market, here are your breading instructions:
    1. In three ‘stations’ add flour, an egg, then the panko/breadcrumb/parmesan mixture.
    2. Coat one piece of chicken in the flour, then egg, then the breadcrumb mixture.
    3. Lay on a plate while you do the rest of the chicken.
  3. Once your oil comes up to temperature (throw a few crumbs from the breading into the oil and if it ‘dances’ it’s ready!), gently lay your chicken in the oil and fry until brown and crispy on one side.
  4. Flip over using your tongs, and fry the other side.
  5. Remove the chicken and set aside on a plate.
  6. Pour the excess oil into a small bowl/jar to discard later.
  7. Pour an entire jar of Rao’s Marinara Sauce into the skillet.
  8. Let this bubble up for a minute or two.
  9. Lay the chicken back into the sauce, topped with strands of fresh mozzarella cheese.
  10. Broil in the oven until the cheese is melted.
  11. Serve with crusty bread! 
  12. Pasta is optional.

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