Lisa’s Classic Chicken Parmigiana (from Cake Boss)


30 mins.


45 mins.


1 hr. 15 mins.


8 servings

Cake Boss’s patriarch, Buddy Valastro is usually the person you think of when you want to watch a masterful and extravagantly decorative dessert being made. However, what you might not know is that his wife is the star of a popular segment on YouTube, entitled, Lisa’s Home Cooking. All of her recipes are easy and fun to make. It’s fried, saucy, and deliciously cheesy comfort food mixed with the power to create long-lasting familial traditions in the kitchen. In honor of authentic Italian home cooking, her is a delightful and savory dinner recipe for Lisa’s “Classic Chicken Parmigiana.”


  • 8 Chicken cutlets, thinly sliced
  • 4 Eggs
  • 4 Cups Breadcrumbs
  • 3 Cloves Garlic, crushed
  • ¼ Cup Fresh Parsley, chopped
  • 1 Cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 8 – ¼” slices Fresh Mozzarella
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • ¾ Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 4 Cups Fresh Tomato Sauce


  • Place breadcrumbs in a deep dish
  • In a bowl, whisk eggs, crushed garlic, salt, pepper, chopped parsley and grated parmesan cheese and mix well
  • Dip chicken cutlets in the egg mixture
  • Dredge each cutlet in the breadcrumbs making sure to completely cover each cutlet
  • In a frying pan, heat olive oil on medium to high heat and fry breaded cutlets appx 2 minutes on each side or until golden brown
  • Remove cutlets and place on a dish lined with paper towels to drain the excess oil
  • Ladle tomato sauce on the bottom of a casserole pan and place cutlet on top sprinkling with parmesan cheese and mozzarella
  • Arrange remaining cutlets and repeat sprinkling with parmesan cheese and mozzarella
  • Once all chicken cutlets are in casserole pan, cover with remaining tomato sauce and be sure to spread sauce in between the cutlets. Then add more parmesan cheese over the top
  • In a preheated oven at 350 degrees, bake 15 minutes or until cheese is melted and sauce bubbling

Image from Classic Chicken Parmigiana, Cake Boss Family Style!|Lisa’s Home Cooking EP18