Easy Weeknight Chicken Parmesan


Impress your family with this quick chicken Parm recipe. It's an easy Italian dinner made with Progresso Recipe Starters fire-roasted tomato cooking sauce.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
30 mins


  • cup Progresso® Italian style panko crispy bread crumbs

  • cup shredded Parmesan cheese

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, flattened slightly

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped

  • 1 (18 ounce) can Progresso™ Recipe Starters™ fire roasted tomato cooking sauce

  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

  • 8 ounces uncooked spaghetti


  1. Mix bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, and pepper in a large zip-top bag. Shake each chicken breast in the bag to coat; transfer to a plate.

  2. Heat oil in a 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken breasts and cook until browned, 6 to 10 minutes, turning once. Pour tomato cooking sauce around chicken, then sprinkle remaining bread crumb mixture and mozzarella cheese over top; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce the heat to medium, and cook until cheese is melted and chicken is no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, 5 to 8 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

  3. While the chicken is cooking, cook spaghetti in a large pot of boiling water, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite, about 12 minutes. Drain.

  4. Serve chicken and sauce over spaghetti.


Panko bread crumbs are crisper than dried bread crumbs and can be found in the same section of your grocery store. Give them a try!

In place of shredded mozzarella, you can use four 1-ounce slices.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

513 Calories
12g Fat
59g Carbs
41g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 513
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 5g 24%
Cholesterol 83mg 28%
Sodium 819mg 36%
Total Carbohydrate 59g 22%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 41g
Vitamin C 1mg 3%
Calcium 333mg 26%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 305mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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