Classic Chicken Parmesan and winners!

by jerseygirl on July 29, 2009 · 20 comments

Good morning everyone. First, let me announce the Trix winners. Congrats Toby and Denise! Your prizes will be mailed out shortly. Now on to the food.

Chicken Parmesan used to be my husbands favorite dish. Now it is still one of his favorite dishes but he has broadened his horizons and will eat much more than that. Actually, I might have broadened the horizons for him. No longer are the days where the only veggie he will eat is broccoli and watery, pale lettuce. Now it is artichokes, asparagus, eggplant and yes, hummus! But he still appreciates a good chicken parm.

Here is my version of the classic dish. I like the cutlets as thin as I can get them with lots of sauce and cheese. Oh, and spaghetti on the side please. For some reason, penne pasta or ziti doesn’t work for me here. I want something I can twirl with my fork. It seems like I always have an extra batch of homemade marinara in the freezer. So be prepared and this dish really doesn’t take so long to cook after all. Have a great day!

Chicken Parmesan
4 to 6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 large eggs
1 tablespoon water
1 1/2 cups panko bread crumbs
1 TBS dried Italian herb seasoning
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan
Unsalted butter
Good olive oil
Marinara sauce
Shredded mozzarella cheese
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Pound the chicken breasts until they are 1/4-inch thick using a meat mallet or rolling pin. Combine the flour, salt, and pepper on a dinner plate. On a second plate, beat the eggs with 1 tablespoon of water. On a third plate, combine the bread crumbs, seasoning and 1/2 cup grated Parmesan. Coat the chicken breasts on both sides with the flour mixture, then dip both sides into the egg mixture and dredge both sides in the bread-crumb mixture, pressing lightly. Heat 1 tablespoon of butter and 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large saute pan and cook 2 or 3 chicken breasts on medium-low heat for 2 to 3 minutes on each side, until cooked through. Add more butter and oil and cook the rest of the chicken breasts. Place the chicken on a greased baking pan. Spoon some marinara on each piece of chicken and top with shredded cheese. Bake in the oven for about 10 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly. Serve with pasta and extra marinara.

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Anonymous July 29, 2009 at 9:35 am

The Chicken Parmesan looks sooo good. Thank you for the Trix prize. –denise


Patsyk July 29, 2009 at 10:28 am

We love chicken parm, too! I just never think to make it very often! So easy, I may be making it again soon!


Mari July 29, 2009 at 10:39 am

Oooh – it looks and sounds marvelous! Thanks for the recipe!


Barbara Bakes July 29, 2009 at 10:58 am

I could eat that almost every day too! Looks delicious!


oneshotbeyond July 29, 2009 at 11:03 am

This is one of those dishes I've never really made at home. No idea why. Thanks for sharing this…might be motivated to actually make it soon!


Pam July 29, 2009 at 12:23 pm

This is one of my all time favorite meals…it looks delicious!


That Girl July 29, 2009 at 12:41 pm

When we were first married I think I made chicken parmesan on a weekly basis. I haven't made it in ages!


The Japanese Redneck July 29, 2009 at 1:59 pm

Lisa, that looks good.
Wish my hubby would broaden his eating habits.

My brother made lasagna last night and hubby woundn't touch it. Said it reminded him of hamburger helper. What ??? Makes me want to smack him.



Jamie July 29, 2009 at 3:22 pm

I have been craving chicken parmesan lately and for some reason, I haven't made it in a very long time. Thanks for sharing this. It's definitely on my list to make soon.


Donna-FFW July 29, 2009 at 8:05 pm

This is one of our most favorite dinners here.. made very often:)


Christine Medifast July 29, 2009 at 8:18 pm

The classic chicken parmesan. You can never go wrong with this! A true favorite in my home.


Juliana July 29, 2009 at 11:20 pm

This chicken Parmesan looks terrific, so tasty…


Emily July 30, 2009 at 5:49 am

Mmmmmmm can I come over dinner? I love Italian. 🙂


Susan from Food Blogga July 30, 2009 at 9:06 am

Oh, I do love a good chicken parm. And let's not forget veal! Mmm…. Great minds, heh?


Katrina July 30, 2009 at 9:42 am

That looks delicious. On one of our first dates, my husband made chicken parmesan. It was good. I'm not sure he's made it since though! 😉 He also grew up only eating iceberg lettuce. I'm moved him on to romaine, but he still doesn't like all the fancy others, he's calls rabbit food or weeds. And I agree about the spaghetti for pasta of choice on this one!


kat July 30, 2009 at 10:03 am

Such a classic comfort dish


Allie July 30, 2009 at 10:41 am

Yummy! We love making chicken parmesan, can't seem to find a good one at the restaurants any more!


teresa July 30, 2009 at 1:40 pm

Oh man that chicken looks like it is packed with flavor, love it!


Owyn from Medifast Coupons August 4, 2009 at 10:45 am

This past weekend I decided to have chicken parmesan and used your recipe. Was great! Thanks for sharing it.


Maria♥ August 13, 2009 at 7:09 am

Oh wow, this is definitely my kind of comfort food! Absolutely delish.



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