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Crispy Parmesan Chicken

Parmesan Chicken Recipe

Crispy, crunchy, cheesy, peppery and totally delicious!

Crispy Parmesan Chicken
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Chicken fillets covered in a Parmesan and paprika crumb and simply shallow fried.

Easy to do and far, far better than shop-bought coated chicken.

Ingredients in this recipe

  • skinless chicken breast fillets
  • flour
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • egg
  • panko crumbs
  • paprika
  • parmesan cheese
  • unsalted butter
  • olive oil
Parmesan chicken with a green salad.


You will need a large non-stick frying pan.

Top Tip!

If you don't have Panko crumbs although they can be found in any good supermarket. You can use stale bread whizzed up in a food processor.

If you don't have stale bread just leave a couple of slices out of the packaging and it will turn dry after about 30 minutes to an hour.

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Yield: 2
Author: Jan Bennett
Crispy Parmesan Chicken Recipe

Crispy Parmesan Chicken Recipe

Crispy panko and parmesan crumbed chicken - easy and delicious.
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 10 MinTotal time: 20 Min


  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 5 tablespoons of flour
  • a good pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 large egg - lightly beaten
  • 2 handfuls of panko crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon of paprika
  • a good handful of freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 10g unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil


  1. Slice each fillet in half horizontally so one fillet becomes two thin fillets.
  2. Get 3 plates lined up in a row.
  3. Mix together the flour, salt and pepper on the first plate.
  4. Lightly beat the egg and pour it onto the second plate.
  5. On the third plate, add the panko crumbs, paprika and parmesan.
  6. Do one fillet at a time and press the chicken into the flour and coat both sides.
  7. Dip each side of the chicken into the egg mixture.
  8. Now coat both sides with the panko crumbs, cheese and paprika lightly pressing them to coat all over.
  9. In a large frying pan - big enough to hold all 4 pieces of chicken and fry over medium-low heat for about 3 minutes on each side, until properly cooked through.
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  1. My mouth is watering at the sight of that gorgeous fried chicken!


  2. Looking great Jan! I often do this, and sometimes I turn it into Chicken Parmesa by adding a delicious tomato sauce and some Mozzarella cheese. Layered and baked it is oh so scrummy!

  3. YOu can never really go wrong with this!

  4. After all these years of blogging and cooking up a storm in my kitchen this chicken dish and it's variations are still comfort food to me:D

  5. Love crumbed chicken and the parmesan in there maes it very hard to resist!!

  6. Your recipe great looking Jan! Fried chicken is simple for me but with Parmesan cheese is make different and sound delicious!

  7. Excellent! What a great recipe and I will be trying it! Thanks!

  8. I am definitely saving this recipe for a weeknight dinner! Looks great Jan.

  9. that looks so crispy and scrumptious !! congrats !! pierre

  10. This looks totally delish Jan!


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