Easy Buffalo Chicken Parmesan is a twist on classic Chicken Parmesan. Made with crispy chicken, tangy buffalo sauce, and melted cheese! Perfect for game day or weeknight dinner! 

buffalo chicken parmesan

Are you a fan of hot sauce? 

I didn’t try hot sauce of any kind until I met Mr.B. Now, I put it on everything! 

My traditional hot sauce go-to is Tabasco, but I do love a good, tangy buffalo sauce. A few recipes in the past I’ve made that highlight this game day sauce – Buffalo Chickpea Mac & Cheese, Buffalo Cauliflower Bites, Buffalo Wing Popcorn, and now this Easy Buffalo Chicken Parmesan.  

There’s something about crispy, juicy chicken soaked in buffalo sauce that makes my heart skip a beat. Shall we dive in and see what the fuss is about??

What is Buffalo Sauce

Buffalo sauce is a tangy and spicy sauce that is typically used to coat chicken wings, creating the popular dish known as Buffalo wings. The basic ingredients of Buffalo sauce include:

  • Hot Sauce: The primary ingredient is a hot pepper sauce, often made with cayenne peppers. 
  • Butter: Butter is mixed with the hot sauce to balance the heat and add richness to the sauce.
  • Vinegar: A small amount of vinegar is often included to enhance the tanginess of the sauce.
  • Garlic Powder and Other Seasonings: Additional seasonings like garlic powder, Worcestershire sauce, and other spices may be added for flavor.
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What kind of Buffalo Sauce to Buy

The “best” buffalo sauce is subjective and depends on personal taste preferences. Different people enjoy varying levels of heat, tanginess, and richness in their buffalo sauce. However, there are a few popular brands and types of buffalo sauce that are widely regarded for their quality and flavor. Here are two of recommendations:

Frank’s RedHot: Frank’s RedHot is a classic choice and a staple in many Buffalo sauce recipes. It has a well-balanced flavor with a good level of heat and tanginess.

Texas Pete: The Original Hot Sauce offers a nice combination of heat and flavor

Homemade: Homemade versions often include hot sauce, melted butter, vinegar, and additional seasonings as mentioned above.

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 Ingredients used to make Easy Buffalo Chicken Parmesan

Only a few ingredients stand in your way of making this Easy Buffalo Chicken Parmesan. You will need the following ingredients:

  • Chicken breasts
  • All-purpose flour
  • Egg
  • Panko bread crumbs
  • Dried oregano
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Kosher salt and pepper to taste
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Olive oil
  • Frank’s Red Hot Sauce
  • Unsalted butter
  • Fresh Mozzarella ball
chicken breasts being tenderized
dredging station for chicken

How to Make Easy Buffalo Chicken Parmesan 

Making dinner at home is a great way to customize flavor while saving money! With only a few simple steps, you will be able to devour this Easy Buffalo Chicken Parmesan quickly! 

  1. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees. 
  2. Take chicken breasts and place them on a large cutting board. Slice the chicken breasts in half lengthwise creating four cutlets. Cover the cutlets with plastic wrap. Using a meat tenderizer, pound the chicken until about ¼-inch thick. Set aside. 
  3. Next, add the flour to a shallow bowl. In another bowl add the eggs and whisk. In a third shallow bowl combine panko, oregano, garlic powder, onion powder, kosher salt, pepper, and parmesan cheese. Take a chicken cutlet and dredge through flour, egg, and then panko mixture. Set aside on a plate and repeat the process with remaining chicken. 
  4. Add ¼ cup of olive oil or vegetable oil to a large skillet. Preheat the skillet to medium-high heat. Add two cutlets to the skillet and gently fry on both sides until golden, about 4 to 5 minutes. Remove the chicken from the skillet and place on a plate. Repeat the process with remaining chicken. 
  5. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the hot sauce. Set aside. 
  6. Wipe out the skillet that you fried the chicken in and spray with non-stick cooking spray. Place the chicken back in the skillet and top with buffalo sauce, sliced mozzarella, and parmesan cheese. Cook the chicken for about 5 to 7 minutes or until the cheese has melted. Serve with more hot sauce and enjoy! 
chicken parmesan being cooked in a skillet

Variations for Easy Buffalo Chicken Parmesan 

Best part about making chicken parmesan are all the variations. Here are few ideas to customize your chicken making experience: 

Buffalo Chicken Parmesan Sandwich: Breaded and fried buffalo chicken cutlet, top with marinara sauce and melted mozzarella cheese and serve on a sub roll or baguette.

Buffalo Chicken Parmesan Pizza: Use buffalo chicken as a pizza topping, add Parmesan cheese along with mozzarella, and drizzle with ranch or blue cheese dressing.

Buffalo Chicken Parmesan Pasta: Toss buffalo chicken with cooked pasta, mix in marinara or Alfredo sauce, and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese before serving.

Buffalo Chicken Parmesan Dip: Mix shredded buffalo chicken with cream cheese, top with a layer of marinara sauce and Parmesan, and bake until bubbly and serve with tortilla chips or bread.

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Proper Storing 

Here are some guidelines on how to properly store:

  • Refrigeration: Store it in an airtight container and consume leftover Buffalo Chicken Parmesan within 3-4 days for the best quality.
  • Freezing: Wrap individual portions tightly and place them in an airtight container or freezer bag. Label the container with the date to keep track of freshness.
  • Reheating: Reheat Buffalo Chicken Parmesan in the oven or microwave.Oven: Preheat to around 350°F (175°C) and bake until it reaches an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C). Microwave: Heat in short intervals, stirring in between, until it’s thoroughly heated.
buffalo chicken parmesan
buffalo chicken parmesan

Easy Buffalo Chicken Parmesan

Easy Buffalo Chicken Parmesan is a twist on classic Chicken Parmesan. Made with crispy chicken, tangy buffalo sauce, and melted cheese! Perfect for game day or weeknight dinner!
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Ingredients

  • 2 to 3 Chicken breasts
  • 1/3 cup All-purpose flour
  • 2 large Eggs
  • 1 1/4 cup Plain panko bread crumbs
  • 1 tsp Dried oregano
  • 1 tsp Garlic powder
  • 1 tsp Onion powder
  • Kosher salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup Finely shredded Parmesan cheese + more for garnish
  • 1/2 cup Frank's Hot Sauce
  • 4 tbsp Unsalted butter
  • Olive oil or vegetable oil, for frying
  • 1 8oz Mozzarella ball, sliced

Instructions 

  • Preheat your oven to 425 degrees. 
  • Take chicken breasts and place them on a large cutting board. Slice the chicken breasts in half lengthwise creating four cutlets. Cover the cutlets with plastic wrap. Using a meat tenderizer, pound the chicken until about ¼-inch thick. Set aside. 
  • Next, add the flour to a shallow bowl. In another bowl add the eggs and whisk. In a third shallow bowl combine panko, oregano, garlic powder, onion powder, kosher salt, pepper, and parmesan cheese. Take a chicken cutlet and dredge through flour, egg, and then panko mixture. Set aside on a plate and repeat the process with remaining chicken. 
  • Add ¼ cup of olive oil or vegetable oil to a large skillet. Preheat the skillet to medium-high heat. Add two cutlets to the skillet and gently fry on both sides until golden, about 4 to 5 minutes. Remove the chicken from the skillet and place on a plate. Repeat the process with remaining chicken. 
  • Meanwhile, melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the hot sauce. Set aside. 
  • Wipe out the skillet that you fried the chicken in and spray with non-stick cooking spray. Place the chicken back in the skillet and top with buffalo sauce, sliced mozzarella, and parmesan cheese. Cook the chicken for about 5 to 7 minutes or until the cheese has melted. Serve with more hot sauce and enjoy! 
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