Homemade, Pan-Seared Chicken Parmesan

Cooking Utensils

Frying Pan, Cutting Knife

Prep Time

10 Minutes

Cook Time

20 Minutes

This open-faced, freshly made concept of a chicken parmesan offers a lighter option than the standard make up, while still being a very filling meal.

Health Information

Basic Nutrition

Recipe makes 1 serving. 

Food Group Servings

Accordion Content






3 ounces of chicken breast (palm-sized)

1 regular tomato or 12-15 cherry tomatoes, diced

1/8 onion, diced

1 clove of garlic, minced or diced

1 slice whole grain bread

1 tablespoon olive oil

1/4 teaspoon oregano

1/4 tablespoon basil

1/4 teaspoon parsley

Other Ingredients

  • 1 dash salt
  • Crushed red pepper- to taste
  • Black pepper- to taste


The Tomato Sauce and Chicken

Step 1:

Cut up the tomatoes, onion, and garlic into small chunks.

Step 2:

Bring your saucepan to medium heat then add in your olive oil, onion and garlic, and let them simmer for two minutes.

Step 3:

After the 2 minutes, add in the tomatoes an all of the herbs & spices. Mix the ingredients and cover for 5 minutes on medium heat, stirring occasionally. When you stir, try to crush up the tomatoes to progress them into a sauce quicker.

Step 4:

After the 5 minutes of your sauce simmering, add in the chicken and stir the contents to spread the flavor. Cover again for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Note: When stirring, try to spread the tomatoes/sauce over the chicken and move the chicken around the pan to spread the flavor evenly.

The Bread and Bringing it all Together

Step 1:

When there is a few minutes left on the chicken either toast or broil your bread to your desired crispness.

Step 2:

Your chicken should be cooked and bread toasted. Spread the sauce and chicken across your bread and top with 1 ounce of parmesan  cheese, or a cheese of your choosing.

Leave the cheese to sit in the sandwich for a couple minutes to melt the cheese and cool the sandwich, so you do not burn your mouth!

Tips & Tricks:

  • Add in more red pepper flakes for extra spice
  • Feel free to adjust the portions to fit you desired meal