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Hi Friends!

My family absolutely loves pasta, and if it’s on the menu, even the pickiest eaters will gobble it all up. And, if there’s cheese involved, some family members will just inhale the entire dish! Personally, I like to include meat whenever I make pasta, and one of our favorite pasta, meat and cheese combos is chicken Parmesan. 

I’m a big fan of keeping things simple, so my version is slightly different from the traditional recipe. But it does save time, and this Easy, Cheesy Skillet Chicken Parm is definitely a winner in our house.

chicken parmesan covered with melted cheese on spaghetti with basil

Now, this isn’t an exact recipe, and that’s part of what makes it so easy. The good thing about it is that you can tweak it to suit your own tastes and your family’s size. 


  • Chicken breasts, cut in half so that they cook faster
  • Your favorite Parmesan cheese
  • Italian seasoning
  • 2 cloves chopped garlic
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • Your favorite pasta sauce, either homemade or purchased
  • Sliced provolone, mozzarella or Parmesan blend for topping
  • Cooked spaghetti or your favorite cooked pasta


To make the chicken Parm, you just brush the chicken breasts with some olive oil and sprinkle some salt, pepper, seasoning, and Parmesan cheese on one side.
Saute the seasoned side of the chicken in some olive oil on medium heat in a large skillet.
While the chicken is cooking, season the other side.
When the first side is brown, turn the chicken over. Sometimes, I like to repeat this process until the chicken is coated with Parm and the cheese is nice and golden.

Now, add the sauce and garlic, and simmer on low heat until the chicken is fully cooked.

cook chicken breasts in red sauce with herbs in skillet

Then, you can top the chicken with your favorite Italian cheese. I like provolone, but you can use whatever type you prefer.

chicken breasts with parmesan cheese and provolone cheese in red sauce

I usually add some herbs or Italian seasoning to the top for some extra flavor and color. See all of that cheesy goodness? That’s the part my family loves.

chicken parm with melted cheese on spaghetti

Just serve the chicken on top of your favorite cooked pasta, and enjoy. Mangia!

chicken parm covered with melted provolone cheese and marinara sauce over spaghetti pasta

Thanks for visiting. I hope your family likes this dish as much as mine does. Have great day!

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  1. Michelle Nahom says:

    I guarantee this will be a hit at our house Dee…everyone here looks chicken parmesan! Pinning! Thanks for sharing the recipe with us at Foodie Fridays! Hope to see you again tonight…we go live at 9 pm EST! šŸ™‚

  2. Miz Helen says:

    Hi Dee,
    Ok, I know it's breakfast but I would love this dish right now. Hope you are having a great day and thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  3. Linda Gangi-Bass says:

    Hi Dee! Always looking for a good parm recipe, I haven't made this is so long. I'm new to your blog and a new follower from Home Cooking. Thanks for sharing. Blessings

  4. Dee M says:

    Thank you so much, Fabby. It really is comfort food, and my family loves it! šŸ™‚

  5. FABBY'S LIVING says:

    OH my, pretty girl, this looks wonderful! I love chicken, we eat it a lot, so I will try this one, looks like comfort food to me with the spaghetti! I too love Provolone.
    Enjoy your weekend sweetie.

  6. Dee M says:

    Thanks. It's one of our favorites! šŸ™‚

  7. blestbutstrest says:

    Looks good! I'll have to try this for my meatatarian guests some time!