This is hands-down one of our favorite dishes to make. Chicken Parmesan is so easy and always tastes delish! There are a couple of tricks that you must do to make this the most mouth-watering recipe ever!
First tip is to crisp up the cheese before you serve. You’ll want to broil during the last few minutes so you get the cheese nice and brown and bubbly. YUM making me hungry now 🙂
Another tip is to make your own tomato sauce vs. using one from the jar. This will make a HUGE flavor difference. Again, similar to the fajita spice mix, you can make a large batch and freeze to have on hand for future uses.
The other important technique is to use panko vs. bread crumbs. This gives the breading a crunchier and lighter texture rather than a heavier, gooey bread texture.
So here is how we make chicken parmesan:
-4 thinly-sliced chicken breasts (If you buy the larger breasts, I suggest slicing them in half)
-homemade tomato sauce
-panko bread crumbs
-1 egg, beaten
-s&p to taste
-shredded parmesan cheese
Salt and pepper the chicken breasts and set aside. Beat one egg and place onto a plate. Add a generous amount of panko crumbs on a separate plate. Coat the chicken with egg by dipping both sides into the egg mixture. Immediately coat with panko crumbs and place into a lightly greased 13×9 glass dish.
Once the chickie has been panko’d, not a word but I like it 🙂 spoon the desired amount of sauce over the tops. I put just enough to make a thin layer rather than having the sauce spill over the sides, this might make it soggy.Blah.
Place the sliced mozzarella on top of the sauce, you can either use fresh or the firmer one, up to you.
Pop in the oven and bake for approximately 30 minutes at 350 degrees. Once the chicken is cooked through, turn your oven on broil, now is the time to perfect that cheese topping! Broil until the cheese turns golden brown and begins to bubble. Remove dish from oven and let it rest for a few minutes. Sprinkle with fresh basil and serve it up!
We usually serve chicken parmesan with a side of steamed broccoli and/or a garden salad. You can also boil some noodles and serve with your amazing homemade tomato sauce you just made 🙂 Enjoy.
From Our Kitchen to Yours,
Melissa & Greg