Vegan Chicken Parmesan

2.7 (189 reviews)

Vegan Chicken Parmesan

  • Prep Time 10 minutes
  • Cook Time 20 minutes
  • Servings 2


  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 
  • Vegan egg replacer equivalent to 4 eggs  
  • 1 1/2 cups panko bread crumbs 
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder 
  • 2 vegan chicken cutlets (try Gardein Chick'n Scallopini or Quorn Chik'n Cutlets) 
  • Vegetable oil, for frying 
  • 2 cups marinara sauce 
  • Vegan mozzarella cheese shreds, to taste 
  • Vegan Parmesan cheese, for garnish 
  • Parsley, for garnish (optional) 


  • Fill one mixing bowl with the flour, another with the vegan egg mixture, and a third with the bread crumbs and garlic powder.
  • Coat each vegan chicken cutlet in the flour and shake off any excess. Dip into the vegan egg mixture and then into the bread crumb mixture and set aside.
  • Heat 1/4 inch of oil in a deep skillet. Fry the breaded cutlets until golden brown, about 5 to 7 minutes, flipping halfway through. Transfer to a paper towel–lined plate to drain.
  • Spread 1 cupful of the marinara sauce over the bottom of a baking dish. Lay the cutlets in the dish and top with the remaining sauce and vegan mozzarella, to taste, and bake at 350°F until the “cheese” is melted, about 10 minutes.
  • Garnish with the vegan Parmesan and parsley, if using, and serve immediately.
Rated 2.7/5 based on 189 reviews

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