Make-Ahead Freezer Chicken Parmesan


My family loves chicken Parm but making it from scratch on a busy school night is next to impossible. The good news is the chicken can be made ahead and frozen along with the right portion of sauce and cheese for a quick weeknight meal. Serve with pasta and Caesar salad.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Additional Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 15 mins
4 servings


  • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

  • 1 large egg, beaten

  • cup bread crumbs

  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

  • ¾ teaspoon Italian seasoning

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce

  • ¾ cup shredded mozzarella cheese


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease a baking sheet.

  2. Pound chicken breasts to 1/2-inch thickness or less.

  3. Place beaten egg in a bowl. Combine bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning, and garlic powder in another bowl. Dip each chicken breast in egg, then roll in bread crumb mixture to coat evenly. Place on the prepared baking sheet.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes. Turn and continue to cook until chicken is no longer pink in the center and juices run clear, about 10 minutes more. Let cool, 20 to 30 minutes.

  5. Freeze in a 1-gallon resealable bag with smaller bags of tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese.

  6. To serve: Thaw in the refrigerator overnight. Reheat chicken at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) until heated through and crispy, 15 to 20 minutes. Top chicken with tomato sauce, sprinkle with mozzarella cheese, and bake until cheese is melted, an additional 3 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

259 Calories
9g Fat
11g Carbs
33g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 259
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 11%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 127mg 42%
Sodium 603mg 26%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 33g
Vitamin C 4mg 21%
Calcium 240mg 18%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 444mg 9%

* 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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