Thursday, October 21, 2010

Chicken Parmesan

I love Chicken Parmesan. I often order it in Italian restaurants, and finally found a recipe that I like to make at home. This recipe has a lot of steps- a lot of prep-work- but will quickly make you fall in love with homemade Chicken Parmesan!

Chicken Parmesan
The Double Dipped Life

3 cups pasta sauce
4 chicken breasts
2/3 cup fine dry bread crumbs
1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
2 teas. dried basil
1 teas dried oregano
1/2 teas salt
1/8 teas pepper
1 egg, beaten
2 TB milk
1/2 cup flour
1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella
1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
Pasta of your choice
To bread the chicken, set up your breading station. Gather 3 shallow bowls, or pie pans.

1st bowl: add flour
2nd bowl: beat 1 egg with the milk
3rd bowl: mix the bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, basil, oregano, salt, and pepper.

Either cut your chicken into sections, or pound chicken flat.  Coat each piece in the flour, then the egg, and finally in the bread crumb mixture.   Place the chicken on an empty plate.

Like the product placement above? That is the Italian Herb Blend from Kitchen Stories that I use instead of the basil and oregano.

Working one piece at a time, dredge both sides of the chicken in the flour, knocking off the excess.

Dip both sides of the floured chicken in the egg mixture...

and then into the crumb mixture, coating well.

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and pour in enough olive oil to cover the bottom, about 2 Tb. Heat the oil for a few minutes, then add the chicken. Cook in batches if they won’t all fit in the pan.  Fry each side for about 3 minutes, turning once, until the chicken is browned and cooked through.  

Meanwhile, heat the oven to 375. Pour 2 cups of pasta sauce into a 9x13-inch baking dish. Add cooked chicken, and pour the remaining sauce over the top. Sprinkle the cheeses on top, then cover the pan loosely with foil. Bake until the sauce is bubbly and the cheese is melted, about 20 minutes.

While the dish is cooking, cook pasta according to package directions. Serve warm chicken and sauce over the pasta.

Enjoy with warm Rosemary Foccacia Bread or French bread with Garlic Seasonings!


  1. I am so excited to try some of your recipes! Especially the strawberry cookie bars, which I might change the name to Strawberry bits of heavenly deliciousness... :)

  2. Oh, I love chicken parmesan but have yet to find a really *great* recipe. This looks fantastic!

  3. the parm looks great! that's pretty much how I make mine.

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  4. I haven't had chicken parmesan in so long, but this looks amazing!