Skillet Parmesan Crusted Chicken.

Skillet parmesan crusted chicken. This delicious and simple chicken recipe will have your family asking for more. With its crispy, cheesy exterior and tender, juicy interior, this dish is perfect for a weeknight meal or a special occasion.

arugula and shaved parmesan topped with crispy parmesan crusted chicken

I’ll show you exactly how to make this mouthwatering dish, along with some helpful tips and tricks.

Plus, share some ideas on what to serve with parmesan crusted chicken to make it a complete meal.

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What to Serve with Parmesan Crusted Chicken

  1. Pasta: Cook up some spaghetti or fettuccine, and toss it with a simple garlic and olive oil sauce or a light Alfredo sauce for a delicious side dish.
  2. Vegetables: Roasted or steamed vegetables, such as asparagus, green beans, or broccoli, make a perfect accompaniment to this crispy chicken dish.
  3. Salad: A fresh, crisp salad with a tangy vinaigrette dressing can help cut through the richness of the Parmesan crusted chicken.
  4. Potatoes: Mashed potatoes or roasted baby potatoes seasoned with garlic and rosemary would be a great addition to this meal.
  5. Rice: A side of lemon-garlic rice or simple, buttery brown rice would complement the flavors of the chicken well.

Tips and Tricks for the Perfect Skillet Parmesan Crusted Chicken

  • Use thin chicken portions to ensure even cooking and to prevent the exterior from burning.
  • Opt for high-quality Parmigiano Reggiano cheese for the best flavor and avoid pre-shredded cheese with a powdery coating.
  • Freshly shred the cheese and use a fine grater for a more even coating and better melting.
  • Monitor the internal temperature of the chicken with an instant-read thermometer to avoid overcooking and drying out the chicken.
  • Cook the chicken in batches to prevent overcrowding and to ensure even browning.

Can I make Parmesan crusted chicken in the air fryer?

Yes! To make Parmesan crusted chicken in the air fryer just preheat your air fryer to 375 degrees and cook the chicken cutlets for 10-15 minutes until crispy, brown, and the chicken is fully cooked through.

Parmesan Crusted Chicken on a wood serving boards with shaved parmesan and herbs around it


What you’ll need:

  • 1½ Pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts thin-sliced
  • ¾ Cup all-purpose Einkorn flour
  • ½ Cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 Teaspoon paprika
  • ½ Teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ Teaspoon onion powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 eggs for dredging the chicken
  • avocado oil for pan frying


  1. Prepare the chicken: If using regular chicken breasts that are not thin-sliced, start by halving the chicken breasts into smaller cutlets. Then, cover the chicken with plastic wrap and gently pound each piece to an even ¼-inch thickness using the flat side of a meat mallet. This will help the chicken cook evenly and quickly. Skip this step if using thin sliced chicken breasts!
  2. Create the coating mixture: In a shallow dish, combine the flour, grated Parmesan cheese, paprika, garlic and onion powders, salt, and black pepper. Mix well to ensure that all the ingredients are evenly distributed.
  3. Prepare the wet mixture: In another shallow dish, mix together the eggs. This mixture will help the parmesan mixture adhere to the chicken.
Parmesan chicken breadcrumb coating and seasonings

Cooking the Chicken

  1. Dredge the chicken: Dip each chicken cutlet in the egg mixture, making sure to coat both sides well. Then, transfer the chicken to the parmesan mixture and press firmly to ensure that the coating sticks to the chicken. Repeat this process for all the chicken cutlets.
  2. Heat the skillet: In a large, heavy non-stick skillet, heat about ¼ cup of anvocado oil over medium heat. Make sure the oil is hot, but not smoking, before adding the chicken.
  3. Cook the chicken: Add the chicken cutlets to the skillet, cooking in batches if necessary to avoid overcrowding. Cook the chicken for about 4 minutes on each side, or until golden brown and crispy. Keep an eye on the heat and adjust it as needed to prevent the chicken from burning.
  4. Check for doneness: To ensure that the chicken is fully cooked, use an instant-read thermometer to check the internal temperature. It should reach 165°F when inserted into the thickest part of the chicken.
  5. Rest and serve: Once the chicken is cooked, transfer it to a plate lined with paper towels to drain any excess oil. Serve the chicken warm with lemon wedges and garnish with fresh herbs, if desired.

This flavorful and satisfying dish is sure to become a family favorite. Give it a try, and don’t forget to experiment with different sides and variations to make it your own. Enjoy!

Pan fried chicken in a cast iron skillet

Skillet Parmesan Crusted Chicken

Skillet Parmesan Crusted Chicken with its crispy, cheesy exterior and tender, juicy interior, is perfect for a tasty weeknight meal.
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Prep Time:10 minutes
Cook Time:10 minutes
Total Time:20 minutes


  • Pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts thin-sliced
  • ¾ Cup all-purpose Einkorn flour
  • ½ Cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 Teaspoon paprika
  • ½ Teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ Teaspoon onion powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 eggs for dredging the chicken
  • avocado oil for pan frying


  • In a shallow bowl, combine the flour, Parmesan, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper.
  • In another shallow bowl, crack the eggs and whisk them together.
  • Preheat a skillet over medium heat.
  • Dredge the chicken in the egg wash and then into the flour and Parmesan mixture.
  • Add a light coat of avocado oil to the pan and cook the chicken for 4-5 minutes on each side until the chicken is fully cooked through and the crust is golden brown.


If your skillet is too hot and the chicken browns too quickly, place the chicken on a baking sheet and bake in a preheated oven at 375 until fully cooked through.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chicken, parmesan chicken, parmesan crusted chicken, parmesan crusted chicken air fryer
Servings: 6
Author: Healthy Elizabeth

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