Video: How to Make Chicken Parmesan -

Video: How to Make Chicken Parmesan

Discover the secret to Chef John’s perfect chicken parmesan.

359,546 Plays

In this video, you’ll learn how to make chicken parmesan. Unlike many restaurant preparations, Chef John’s method doesn’t overwhelm the chicken with sauce and cheese. You’ll see how to prepare the boneless chicken breasts and learn Chef John’s trick of seasoning the chicken directly (instead of the bread crumbs). You’ll get breading and saucing tips to ensure your chicken has a delicious, crisp coating. You’ll see an ingenious technique for “dredging” the chicken with flour and learn why it’s best to let the breaded chicken sit for a bit before frying. You’ll see how to fry the chicken just to golden brown before transferring it to a baking pan and adding sauce (but not too much!), cheese, and herbs. Watch the video, then get the recipe for Chef John's Chicken Parmesan. It's a delicious meal that seems fancy but is actually pretty easy to make. See more Chef John videos >>

Related Recipes & Articles


Feb. 7, 2015 4:02 pm
I made this tonight for dinner, my husband just loved it!! He said that "you can't go to a restaurant in the city and have chicken Parmesan like this" and he says it like it is!! This will be my go to recipe for Chicken Parmesan.
chef miguel 
Feb. 6, 2015 1:59 pm
I made this for the first time last night. I will never make chicken farm any other way ever again. This is hands down the best I have ever eaten. Thanks!!!
Feb. 5, 2015 3:34 pm
I made this recipe in the past and it is without a doubt the best chicken parmesan I have every eaten. I did made my own sauce with a chilli sauce base, spices and tomato paste for a thinker consistency but everything else was exact. Wow it was amazing.
Feb. 5, 2015 9:47 am
I LOVED this video! It gave me the confidence I needed to make this amazing dish. Chef John has got it going on!!!
Feb. 5, 2015 4:37 am
What the heck happened to John?!? He sounds positively depressed! I loved his happy, fun, playful voice. Why did you change it???
Nov. 14, 2014 12:36 pm
Absolutely delicious! Will never go back to making Chicken Parm any other way. Served for a small dinner party. Everyone was extremely complimentary and helped themselves to seconds and thirds! Thank you Chef John.
Aug. 19, 2014 7:26 am
Chicken was not fully cooked. I baked breaded chicken first....then added sauce, herbs and cheese. Then baked or you can broil until cheese is melted.
Apr. 2, 2014 3:11 pm
I love how the chicken turned out! It was cooked to perfection, not raw but not dry. The only change I made was I added a bunch of seasonings because I like my food spicy.
Sep. 1, 2013 1:07 pm
I need some help with this....recipe calls for 1/3 cup of perpared tomato sauce, yet the directions state put 1/2 cup on each breast. How is this possible? Since I really prefer less sauce, I'll adjust to my liking.
Sep. 1, 2013 11:54 am
To Jstarr: Look again; the video says to bake at 450F NOT 350F.
Subscribe Today!

In Season

Not The Same Old Chicken
Not The Same Old Chicken

We have so many top-rated chicken recipes, you'll never run out of dinner ideas again.

Slow Cooker Time Savers
Slow Cooker Time Savers

Imagine dinner making itself in the slow cooker while you relax or do other things.

Subscribe Today! Only $7.99
Subscribe Today! Only $7.99

Delicious recipes, party ideas, and cooking tips! Get a year of Allrecipes magazine for $7.99!

Recently Viewed Recipes

You haven't looked at any recipes lately. Get clicking!
Quick Links: Recipe Box | Shopping List | More »
Argentina  |  Australia & New Zealand  |  Brazil  |  Canada  |  China  |  France  |  Germany  |  India  |  Italy  |  Japan  |  Korea  |  Mexico

Netherlands  |  Poland  |  Quebec  |  Russia  |  SE Asia  |  United Kingdom & Ireland  |  United States