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Easy Chicken Parmesan Recipe for Two

Easy chicken parmesan recipe for two: tender chicken breasts baked with bread crumbs and parmesan cheese, then topped with spaghetti sauce and mozzarella. 
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Author Ann Drake


  • 2 chicken breasts (about 1 inch thick)
  • 1/4 cup Hellman's Light Mayonnaise
  • 1 cup bread crumbs (fresh or panko)
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt and pepper
  • olive oil
  • 6 oz. pasta
  • 12 oz. pasta sauce (marinara)
  • shredded mozzarella
  • fresh basil or parsley for garnish


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Cover a cookie sheet with aluminum foil.
  • Place chicken breasts on cookie sheet.
  • Brush chicken breasts with Hellman's. Turn and repeat.
  • Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper according to your taste.
  • In a small bowl, combine bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, and garlic powder.
  • Toss gently with a fork.
  • Using your hands, generously sprinkle bread crumb mixture on top of chicken breasts.
  • Press the bread crumbs into the top and sides of the chicken breasts.
  • Drizzle lightly with olive oil.
  • Bake for 25 minutes.
  • While chicken is in the oven, cook pasta according to package directions.
  • Reserve 1/2 cup of the pasta sauce and toss the remaining cup with the cooked pasta. Cover to keep warm.
  • Remove chicken from the oven. Top with pasta sauce and shredded mozzarella.
  • Return chicken to oven for 5 minutes or until cheese has melted and is slightly golden brown.
  • Garnish chicken with fresh parsley or basil. Serve with pasta.