The Best Chicken Parmesan

This really is the best chicken parmesan I've ever had! No soggy crust, no flavorless sauce, and no skimping on the cheese - this recipe has three kinds. A recipe everyone in the family will go crazy for!
The Best Chicken Parmesan

Ingredients
Marinara Sauce

  1. 1 Tbsp olive oil
  2. 1/4 cup finely chopped yellow onion
  3. 2 garlic cloves, minced (2 tsp)
  4. 1 (28 oz) can crushed Roma tomatoes
  5. 1/4 tsp dried oregano
  6. 2 fresh basil sprigs*
  7. salt and freshly ground black pepper

Chicken

  1. 2 (8 oz) boneless, skinless chicken breasts, trimmed, halved horizontally*, and pounded to 1/2-inch thick
  2. 2 oz whole-milk mozzarella cheese , shredded (1/2 cup)
  3. 2 oz provolone cheese , shredded (1/2 cup) (I just bought a very thick slice from the deli counter, then grated it)
  4. 1 large egg
  5. 1 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  6. 1 1/2 oz Parmesan cheese , grated (1/2 cup)
  7. 1/2 cup Panko bread crumbs
  8. 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  9. 1/4 tsp dried oregano
  10. 1/3 cup olive oil
  11. 1/4 cup torn fresh basil

Instructions

  • For the sauce, heat 1 Tbsp olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. 
  • Add in onions and saute for 2 minutes then add garlic, and saute 30 seconds longer. 
  • Stir in crushed tomatoes, 1/4 tsp salt, oregano, and 2 fresh basil sprigs, then season with salt and pepper to taste.