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Monday, May 7, 2012

Chicken Parmigiana

Well... today I made a delicious and better than restaurant "Chicken Parmigiana" I slightly adapted the recipe from Martha Stewart's website, "Everyday-Food". The original recipe is by Everyday-Food Editor Sarah Carey and I loved its simplicity! Plus it had great reviews so I decided to make it too!

Here is the recipe: (slightly adapted)

Homemade Chicken Parmigiana

  • 3/4 cup plain breadcrumbs
  • 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 8 chicken cutlets (about 1 1/2 pounds total), or 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, halved horizontally
  • Coarse Salt (I use Kosher) and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 cups jarred tomato sauce (Spaghetti Sauce, I use the one that is just "basil/tomato" sauce or you can make your own.
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 6 ounces mozzarella cheese, preferably fresh, cut into eight 1/4-inch-thick slices. (you can use shredded mozzarella, which is what I used)
  1. Pre-heat your oven at 400F. Combine breadcrumbs and Parmesan in a shallow bowl. Season both sides of chicken with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Dip chicken in the beaten egg, then dredge in breadcrumb mixture, turning to coat both sides.
  2. Spread tomato sauce onto the bottom of a 10-by-15-inch baking dish. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Place 4 chicken cutlets in skillet; cook until golden, 1 to 2 minutes on each side. Using a spatula, transfer browned cutlets to baking dish, placing them on top of sauce. Repeat with remaining oil and cutlets.
  3. Bake for 18 minutes. Increase oven temperature @475F, remove baking dish from oven and add your mozzarella cheese to each chicken breast. Return to the oven (cheese should melt and lightly brown in spots), 5 to 8 minutes. Serve immediately with a side of pasta or your favorite salad (I use the Baby Spring Mix and Italian Dressing)

Paloma K.


kitchen flavours said...

Hi Paloma,
Your chicken parmigiana looks so delicious! Yummy served with pasta! How are you, it's been sometime since I stopped by! See you again, have a yummy weekend!

Paloma said...

Thanks for stopping in! Yes... this chicken parmigiana was delicious and easy to make! ;) .... thanks again!