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Parmesan Crusted Chicken

Copycat Olive Garden Parmesan Crusted Chicken

This dish was on the Olive Garden menu periodically from 1999-2004.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Olive Garden Parmesan Crusted Chicken
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 2
Calories 365 kcal


  • Ingredients
  • 1 cup plain breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup milk
  • 6 slices chicken breasts 1/2 inch thick (chicken tenders)
  • vegetable oil frying
  • 2 cups dry bow tie pasta
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons crushed garlic
  • 1/2 cup white wine Chablis
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 3/4 cup half-and-half
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teapoon basil leaves
  • 3/4 cup Asiago cheese finely grated
  • Garnish
  • 4 broccoli florets lightly steamed
  • 2 white mushrooms quartered lightly steamed
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes


  1. Directions
  2. Prepare pasta according to package directions.

  3. Wash and drain chicken strips.

  4. Mix breadcrumbs, flour, and Parmesan cheese together.

  5. Place milk in a dish for dipping.

  6. Dip chicken in breadcrumb mixture and then in milk and then back in breadcrumbs.

  7. Place in a frying pan in which oil has been heated and fry at medium to medium-low temperature until golden. Remove and drain chicken.

  8. In a saucepan on medium heat, melt butter, add olive oil. Whisk in flour until the mixture is blended.

  9. Quickly add garlic, water, and 1/2 teaspoon of salt stir well. Add wine and blend. Immediately add half and half and sour cream stir.

  10. When the mixture is smooth add grated cheese stir until melted.

  11. Finally, sprinkle fresh basil in the sauce and stir lightly and remove from heat.

  12. Garnish: Place 2 cups pasta in an individual a pasta dish. Spoon about 1/2- 3/4 cup sauce over pasta, add broccoli and mushrooms.

  13. Place Parmesan Chicken on pasta and sprinkle red crushed pepper and add grated Parmesan cheese if desired.