Spaghetti Chicken Parmesan

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.


4 servings

Updated: Sep. 08, 2023
I like to make this yummy chicken Parmesan with spaghetti when I have extra sauce on hand. The herbed coating on the tender chicken gets nice and golden. —Margie Eddy, Ann Arbor, Michigan


  • 1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dried oregano, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups meatless spaghetti sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • Hot cooked spaghetti


  1. In a shallow bowl, combine bread crumbs, 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, 1 teaspoon oregano, basil, salt and pepper. In another shallow bowl, combine egg and water. Dip chicken into egg mixture, then coat with crumb mixture.
  2. In a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add chicken; cook until a thermometer reads 165°, 5-7 minutes on each side.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, combine spaghetti sauce, garlic salt and remaining 1/2 teaspoon oregano. Cook over medium heat until heated through. Spoon over chicken; sprinkle with mozzarella cheese and remaining Parmesan cheese. Serve with pasta.

Chicken Parmesan with Spaghetti Tips

What other types of pasta can you serve with chicken Parmesan?

Use your favorite! We like angel hair and rigatoni, or draw inspiration from the noodles in our other?favorite Italian recipes.

What are some variations of Chicken Parmesan with Spaghetti?

Make this recipe lighter by cooking the chicken without breading. Simply coat the chicken with salt and pepper, as well as the dried herbs, before cooking in a skillet. You can also make it meatless by following this excellent?eggplant Parmesan recipe.

How do you keep chicken Parmesan from getting soggy?

Store chicken separate from the sauce. To serve, crisp chicken in the oven at 350°F for 10-15 minutes, then add warm spaghetti sauce. (Psst! Here's a hearty meat sauce?you can make from scratch and keep handy in the freezer.)

Elizabeth Harris, Taste of Home contributing writer

Nutrition Facts

1 chicken breast half: 479 calories, 20g fat (10g saturated fat), 182mg cholesterol, 1818mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 3g fiber), 50g protein.