Our Olive Garden Chicken Parmesan is a delicious copycat recipe of a restaurant favorite! This dish captures all the flavors and textures of the original, and you can enjoy it right at home. Tender and crispy Parmesan-breaded chicken breasts are topped with a tangy marinara sauce and creamy, melted mozzarella cheese. Each bite has so much flavor it’ll transport your taste buds to Italy!
Ingredients – 2 cups tomato-garlic sauce or marinara – 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts – 1/2 cup all-purpose flour – 2 extra-large eggs – 1-1/4 cup Panko breadcrumbs – 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese – 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning – 1 teaspoon garlic powder – 1 teaspoon table salt – 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper – 2-4 tablespoons olive oil – 1 cup freshly grated Mozzarella cheese – 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley – Parsley sprigs for garnish
Slice the chicken breasts in half horizontally. If needed, flatten them so they’re equal thickness. Pat dry each piece with a paper towel to remove moisture.
1. Divide the dough in half, then use a rolling pin to roll each section into a thin rectangle. Tip: roll the dough on a sheet of parchment paper to make it easy to transfer.
Place chicken pieces on a plate and repeat with the remaining cutlets. Heat oil in a large skillet of medium-high heat.
Place two of the prepared chicken cutlets in the skillet in a single layer and cook. Flip after three minutes and give it another three minutes of cooking until it’s golden brown. Cook the last two pieces.
Set the pieces on a lined sheet tray and top with the tomato sauce and add mozzarella cheese. Set the chicken parmesan under the broiler for a couple of minutes to melt the cheese.
✅ Substitutions and Variations If you want to switch things up a bit, we have some ideas for you! – Try switching out the chicken breasts for some boneless, skinless thighs. The extra fat from the dark meat will give the dish an even richer flavor. – You can also swap out the mozzarella cheese for any type of melty cheese like provolone, Monterey Jack, or Fontina.