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One-Skillet 30-Minute Chicken Parmesan

30 minutes and one big 'ol skillet is all you'll need to make this comforting chicken parmesan that goes perfectly with hot pasta---Your family will request this chicken to be on the dinner menu again and again!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 lbs chicken breasts
  • 2-4 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 28 oz can crushed tomatoes
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh basil
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Additional fresh basil for garnishing optional

Instructions

  • Place breadcrumbs in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Stir around occasionally until breadcrumbs are golden-brown and crispy, about 7 minutes. Transfer to a small bowl and set aside.
  • In a shallow bowl, combine flour, salt, and pepper. With a sharp knife, carefully chicken breasts in half along the length and dredge chicken in flour mixture.
  • In same skillet, heat 2 tablespoons oil over medium-high heat until shimmering. Working in batches, cook chicken in oil, turning occasionally until chicken registers 160F, using additional oil as needed. Transfer cooked chicken to a plate and cover with aluminum foil.
  • Pour crushed tomatoes into same skillet along with garlic, basil and salt and pepper to taste. Stir occasionally until tomatoes are simmering. Reduce heat to low and nestle cooked chicken breasts into sauce and sprinkle with toasted breadcrumbs. Top with cheeses and additional basil if desired. Cover skillet and let stand 5-10 minutes or until cheese is melted. Serve chicken immediately.