Parmesan Chicken

Salad greens tossed with a lemon vinaigrette dressing are placed on top of the chicken just prior to serving this main dish recipe.

Parmesan Chicken
Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
4 mins
Total Time:
34 mins


  • 6 skinless, boneless chicken breasts

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 2 extra-large eggs

  • 1 ¼ cup seasoned dry bread crumbs

  • ½ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese, plus extra for serving

  • Unsalted butter

  • Good olive oil

  • Salad greens for 6, washed and spun dry

  • Lemon Vinaigrette (see recipe below)

Lemon Vinaigrette

  • ¼ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (2 lemons)

  • ½ cup good olive oil

  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt

  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


  1. Pound chicken breasts with a meat mallet or rolling pin until they are 1/4 inch thick.

  2. Combine the flour, salt, and pepper on a dinner plate. On a second plate, beat the eggs with 1 tablespoon of water. On a third plate, combine the bread crumbs and 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese. Coat chicken breasts on both sides with flour mixture, then dip both sides into egg mixture and dredge both sides in bread crumb mixture, pressing lightly.

  3. Heat 1 tablespoon of butter and 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large sauté pan and cook 2 or 3 chicken breasts on medium-low heat for 2 to 3 minutes on each side, until cooked through. Add more butter and oil and cook the rest of the chicken breasts. Toss the salad greens with Lemon Vinaigrette. Place a mound of salad on each hot chicken breast. Serve with additional grated Parmesan. Makes 6 servings.

Lemon Vinaigrette

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together lemon juice, olive oil, kosher salt, and pepper.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

638 Calories
34g Fat
37g Carbs
46g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 638
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 34g 44%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 174mg 58%
Sodium 1158mg 50%
Total Carbohydrate 37g 13%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 46g
Vitamin C 12.4mg 62%
Calcium 181.7mg 14%
Iron 4.3mg 24%
Potassium 698mg 15%
Folate, total 141.1mcg
Vitamin B-12 1mcg
Vitamin B-6 1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.