Chicken Parmesan out of the oven

Chicken Parmesan & Mark Mone UWM

Chicken Parmesan or chicken parmigiana is an Italian classic recipe, consisting of breaded chicken breast covered in tomato sauce and mozzarella, parmesan, and/or provolone cheeses. 

Chicken Parmesan prepared by

Mark Mone, UWM Chancellor

Our guest for “Cooking with Milwaukee Community Leaders” is University of Milwaukee (UWM) Chancellor Mark Mone. Mark prepares a delicious Crispy Chicken Parmesan and tells us about his work at UWM.

Charlie DeSando and Mark Mone
Charlie DeSando and Mark Mone

Chicken Parmesan

Chicken Parmesan is one of the most popular and most-ordered chicken recipes in restaurants. But often, the chicken parmesan comes out too dry or doesn’t have enough flavor or seasoning. The sauce is bland, or cheddar cheese is used instead of mozzarella, etc.

Crispy Chicken Parmesan is simple to make and worth the effort. We have you covered if you love a crispy coating versus a soggy crust. The secret is the Panko breadcrumbs.

Best Breadcrumbs for Chicken Parmesan

Panko is a Japanese breadcrumb found in just about any supermarket or grocery store. Dryer than regular breadcrumbs, they absorb less oil producing a crispy and crunchier crust.

Chicken Parmesan

Chicken Parmesan

Chicken parmesan, or chicken parmigiana is an Italian classic recipe
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Chicken Parmesan
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 320kcal


  • No Special Equipment


  • 2 chicken breasts skinless & boneless both cut in half
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • ¾ cup parmesan cheese grated
  • ½ tsp Italian Dry Seasoning
  • 1 cup flour
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup tomato sauce such as Bertolli
  • ¼ cup fresh mozzarella
  • ½ cup shredded provolone cheese
  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese for topping
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1 lb pasta cooked according to directions on the box


  • Cook the pasta according to the directions on the box
    Pasta for Chicken Parmesan
  • Add the Italian seasoning in a large bowl with the flour, for dredging
  • Beat the eggs into another large bowl
    Eggs Beaten for Chicken
  • In a 3rd large bowl, add the Panke breadcrumbs
    Panko Bread Crumbs
  • Add 3/4 cup of parmesan cheese to the Panko
  • Pre-Heat your oven to 425
  • Prepare an assembly line of flour, beaten eggs and panko bread crumbs, in that order.
  • Dredge the split chicken breasts into the flour, coating both sides
    Chicken Parmesan dipping into eggs
  • Dip the floured chicken breast into the eggs and coat
  • Put the egg covered chicken breast into the panko mixture and cover completely
  • Heat 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Fry the chicken breasts until golden, about 3-4 minutes on each side
    Frying the Chicken Parmesan
  • On a prepared baking sheet, place the chicken breasts on it
    Chicken Parmesan topped with Sauce and basil
  • Top each chicken breast with tomato sauce, basil, mozzarella cheese, provolone cheese, and parmesan cheese.
    Provolone Cheese topping Chicken Parmesan
  • Place in the 425 degree oven, and bake for 15 minutes
    Chicken Parmesan out of the oven
  • Serve over Angel Hair Pasta
    Chicken Parmesan



Serving: 142g | Calories: 320kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 610mg | Potassium: 255mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 540IU | Calcium: 100mg | Iron: 0.8mg
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Cooking With Milwaukee Community Leaders

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Sadhna Lindvall (President of the Shorewood Foundation) Interview – Pastelillos (Dominican empanadas recipe article is at

Wendell Willis (Former MPS Foundation Exec Director) Interview – Steak Fajitas – Easy Margarita Recipe recipe article is

Ricardo Diaz (Former Exec Director of UCC) Interview – Cuban Tostones and Plantains Recipe – Recipe article is

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Milwaukee Mayor Cavalier Johnson – Copycat McDonald’s Breakfast Sandwiches – YouTube Video is at The Recipe article is

Joanne Anton, Director of Giving for Herb Kohl Philanthropies – Spanakopita, The Youtube video can be seen at Joanne Anaton -Spanakopita. The recipe article is at

Cecelia Gore is the Executive Director of the Milwaukee Brewers Community Foundation. Cecelia is listed in the 2023 Milwaukee Business Journal’s Top 100 Powerbrokers in Milwaukee. After our interview, Cecelia shows us how to make the Stetson Salad. The YouTube video is here – The recipe can be found here –

Willie Hines, Executive Director, Executive Director, Housing Authority of Milwaukee  – Hoppin’ John (Video is at      The Recipe article is at

Joel Brennan President of Greater Milwaukee Committee   – Grilled Rib Eye & Salmon (Surf & Turf)    Video is at –        The Recipe article is at

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4 thoughts on “Chicken Parmesan & Mark Mone UWM”

  1. 5 stars
    This looks outstanding! Personally, I’d have to add some sauce to the spaghetti as well. I don’t like naked noodles!

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