Monday, March 28, 2011

Chicken Parmesan Recipe

Another easy peasy recipe for you – Chicken Parmesan. Even Mia liked it! She’s transitioning over to mostly table foods now and I am having a hard time thinking of what she’ll eat. So if you have some tried and true suggestions, let me know! This recipe is also pretty basic, so if you spruce your chicken parm up somehow, I’d love to hear what you do.

Ingredients (can be halved also)
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 egg, beaten in one dish
¾ cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs in another dish
1 jar pasta sauce
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
Oil for pan

Instructions
  1. Get pasta water boiling and cook according to package instructions.
  2. Pound chicken until even thickness (makes for an evenly cooked piece of meat). I like to place waxpaper or saran wrap over the chicken on my cutting board so juices aren’t splashing everywhere while I whack away with my mallet.
  3. Season with S&P.
  4. Heat enough oil to coat the bottom of the pan on medium high heat.
  5. Dip chicken in egg and then bread crumbs.
  6. Preheat oven to 400°.
  7. Place chicken in hot pan and brown for a few minutes (we’re not cooking it here, just getting the outside nice and crispy). Flip and brown the other side for a few minutes.
  8. Bake for 20 minutes.
  9. Pour pasta sauce over chicken. Top with cheese.
  10. Bake an additional 10 minutes until cheese is nice and melted.
I used to make this without the browning in the pan part – but it’s sooooo much better with a crispy outside J On a photography note­ - I was getting super frustrated and couldn’t think of how to get a creative delicious shot. Food staging is not easy people! Or I could use more garnishes. Enjoy!

2 comments:

Michaela said...

Yum! I love this recipe. Looks easy enough for me!

Marian Grace said...

Yessss! I've been looking for a chicken parmesan recipe