Saturday, May 16, 2009

Chicken Parmesan

Chicken parmesan is Italian comfort food for me. For years I’ve been making this dish. Not authentically Italian as we didn’t server with spaghetti but we will have it with salad or with bread. My version is much simpler and I serve the marinara sauce on the side. The key ingredients to this dish is the flavorful breading and the flavor of parmesan cheese is the magic ingredient that gives the dish its distinctive smell and taste. The ingredients are nothing complicated and you will find most of it in your kitchen or you can easily purchase it from a store. Do try out this dish and you will be pleasantly surprised with the delicious results.


2 boneless-skinless chicken breasts
Salt and pepper to taste
½ cup of Italian breadcrumbs
¼ cup of grated parmesan cheese
1 egg (beaten)
1 cup of marinara sauce

1. Pound chicken breast until it’s about ½” thick throughout. Season it with salt and pepper and set it aside.
2. In a plate combine breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese. Crack an egg into a bowl and beat it slightly.
3. In a frying pan warm up a tablespoon of butter and some olive oil to pan fry the chicken. Dip the chicken breasts in egg and then in the breadcrumb mixture
4. Put your chicken breasts in a pan and pan fried in medium heat until browned on both sides. Drain the oil on paper towel.
5. Serve with your favorite marinara sauce.


Tessa said...

I just made a non-fried/breaded version of Chicken Parmesan! Yours looks excellent! Did you make your own marinara sauce?

Cindy Khor said...

looks good...

Cat Cat said...

Oh wow Gert, that parmesan chicken looks so good.

Whenever we eat at Olive Garden, I usually would order their parmesan chicken. They have good one there.

Anonymous said...

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Zue Murphy said...

I like chicken parmesan but never cook it at home. I will try your recipe. Thanks for sharing.

Вера said...

very nice...

food-4tots said...

This dish sounds so delicious! Yum! Yum! Can I use other type of breadcrumbs?

ICook4Fun said...

Tessa, no I just used the store bought ones. Too lazy to cook it from scratch :)

Cindy, thank you.

Cat, not difficult to make this and it cheaper than Olive Garden too :)

Ellie, thanks for stopping by and your kind words. Will swing by your blog later.

Zue, hope you like this.

Vera, thank you.

Food for tots, you can always use the plain or other type of breadcrumbs.

Christelle said...

Easy, tasty, how could you go wrong with cheese, lol! :))

ICook4Fun said...

Christelle, ytou are right. We can never go wrong with CHEESE :)