Frozen Chicken Parmesan

Frozen Chicken Parmesan

Contributor: Christine Pittman

Forgot to thaw the chicken? Don’t worry, you can make chicken parm using frozen chicken breasts.

  • Author: Christine Pittman
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Entrée
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Italian


  • cooking oil
  • ⅓ cup panko breadcrumbs
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. coarse black pepper
  • ¼ tsp. garlic powder
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 4 medium frozen boneless skinless chicken breasts that were frozen individually and are not attached to each other now
  • ⅓ cup tomato sauce, divided
  • ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 425ºF. Lightly oil a baking sheet.
  2. In a small bowl combine 1 tablespoon cooking oil, Panko, salt, black pepper, garlic powder, and Parmesan cheese.
  3. Place frozen chicken breasts in a single layer on prepared baking sheet and brush the top of each with 1 teaspoon of tomato sauce. Top each with one quarter of the breadcrumbs.
  4. Bake until cooked through to 165ºF, as read on an instant-read thermometer, 30-40 minutes.
  5. Remove from oven and preheat broiler. Top each breast with 1 heaped tablespoon of tomato sauce and 2 tablespoons of shredded mozzarella. Broil until cheese is melted, 2-3 minutes.