Quick Mozzarella Chicken

This breaded chicken recipe is an all-time family favourite, and ready in under 30 minutes. Enjoy topped with a tomato pasta sauce and shredded cheese for a delicious dinner on those busy nights.

Prep Time:
10 min
Cook Time:
15 min


Nutrition Facts
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp (1.25 mL) pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 2/3 cup (170 mL) Panko bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) grated Parmesan cheese
  • 4 skinless boneless chicken breast halves (about 1.5 lb/750 g)
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup (250 mL) tomato or pasta sauce


  1. Combine flour and pepper in shallow dish or on plate. Whisk egg in shallow bowl.
  2. Combine bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese in another shallow dish or on plate.
  3. Dip chicken breasts into flour mixture, coating boths sides; shake off excess. Coat with beaten egg, then bread crumb and Parmesan cheese mixture. (Chicken may be prepared to this point up to 2 hours ahead; cover and refrigerate.)
  4. Heat oil in large non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add chicken; cook until golden brown on both sides, no longer pink inside and juices run clear, 15 to 20 minutes. (Turn over halfway through cooking.) Remove skillet from heat.
  5. Sprinkle 2 tbsp (30 mL) mozzarella cheese over each chicken breast; cover and let rest until cheese is melted, about 2 minutes.
  6. Meanwhile, heat tomato sauce. Serve over chicken.