Parmesan Chicken

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  • All good Italian girls have to know how to make a fabulous parmesan crusted chicken! You might be wondering how to make chicken parmesan, well this recipe will help you achieve just that! 

    This is the best parmesan Chicken recipe that you will come across! The best part is, it only takes 30 minutes to get it from the oven to your table! #parmesanchicken #chickenparmesanrecipe #parmesancrustedchicken www.savoryexperiments.com

    This is the best Parmesan Chicken recipe that you will come across! The best part is, it only takes 30 minutes to get it from the oven to your table!

    Parmesan Chicken has many names depending on where your family hails. As a child I called them pounded chicken breasts (due to the meat mallet tenderizing process).

    My mother called them Chicken alla Parmesana. My husband’s family and many other Italians refer to them as chicken cutlets. In French cuisine they are called paillards.

    Chicken Parmesan Recipe- The BEST Chicken Parmesan. Chicken cutlets are a quick and easy 30 minute weeknight meal everyone will love! www.savoryexperiments.com

    Any which way you put it, they are delicious. Juicy chicken surrounded by a tasty crust. They are also the base for many other recipes and easily dressed up with a variety of sauces.

    Whether you decide to add the marinara sauce and smoked buffalo mozzarella for Parmesan Chicken or go “naked”, this chicken parmesan recipe is an easy weeknight meal.

    This recipe uses fresh herbs, but you can also use dried. Adding Parmesan cheese to the breading creates a nutty flavor and browns the crust beautifully. Make sure you have a large, heavy bottom skillet or cast iron skillet for frying.

    This is the best parmesan Chicken recipe that you will come across! The best part is, it only takes 30 minutes to get it from the oven to your table! #parmesanchicken #chickenparmesanrecipe #parmesancrustedchicken www.savoryexperiments.com

    In my house my family always served this dish with almond rice and a steamed vegetable, but many folks will pair it with a pasta side dish and a salad with creamy Italian dressing.

    If you enjoyed this parmesan crusted chicken, be sure to check out some of these easy Italian recipes: 

    This is the best parmesan Chicken recipe that you will come across! The best part is, it only takes 30 minutes to get it from the oven to your table! #parmesanchicken #chickenparmesanrecipe #parmesancrustedchicken www.savoryexperiments.com

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    This is the best parmesan Chicken recipe that you will come across! The best part is, it only takes 30 minutes to get it from the oven to your table! #parmesanchicken #chickenparmesanrecipe #parmesancrustedchicken www.savoryexperiments.com
    Chicken Parmesan
    Prep Time
    15 mins
    Cook Time
    15 mins
    Total Time
    30 mins
     
    Chicken Parmesan Recipe- The BEST Chicken Parmesan. Chicken cutlets are a quick and easy 30 minute weeknight meal everyone will love!
    Course: Main Course, Main Dish
    Cuisine: Italian
    Keyword: chicken parmesan, parmesan chicken
    Servings: 4
    Calories: 911 kcal
    Author: Jessica Formicola
    Ingredients
    • 4 chicken breasts , boneless, skinless
    • 1 cup flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
    • Salt and pepper
    • 2 eggs , beaten
    • 1 1/2 cup plain bread crumbs*
    • 1 teaspoon fresh oregano , finely minced
    • 1 teaspoon fresh basil , finely minced
    • 1 teaspoon Italian parsley , finely minced
    • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese , grated
    • 1/4 cup butter , divided
    • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
    • 1 cup marinara sauce
    • 1 cup smoked buffalo mozzarella**
    Instructions
    1. Heat oven to 300 degrees and line a rimmed baking sheet with paper towels.
    2. Place one chicken breast between two sheets of plastic wrap or wax paper on a cutting board. Using a tenderizer, pound the chicken breast until it is a uniform thickness, about 1/4 inch or a tiny bit thicker. Continue with remaining breasts. Cut each flattened breast in half, smaller pieces are easier to handle when frying.
    3. You will need three pie plates or mixing bowls. In bowl #1 mix flour, nutmeg and season with salt and pepper. In bowl #2 beat two eggs. In bowl #3 mix bread crumbs, freshly minced herbs and Parmesan cheese.
    4. Heat 1 tablespoons butter and 1 tablespoon olive oil in large frying pan over medium-high heat.
    5. Working briskly, dredge chicken in flour mixture, then egg mixture and finally bread crumb mixture. Pressing bread crumbs into the breast. The flour is necessary to get the egg to stick and the egg is necessary for the bread crumbs to stick.
    6. Place into hot frying pan. Fry for 3-4 minutes on each side or until medium brown. Place on a paper towel lined baking sheet and into the warm oven.
    7. Continue with remaining breasts, being careful to not crowd the pan. If the frying pan gets dry, melt an additional 1 tablespoon butter and 1 tablespoon olive oil. The liquid will absorb into the breading (adding flavor!).
    8. Plate chicken parmesan on plates, spoon marinara over top along with shredded, smoked buffalo mozzarella.
    9. If you've tried this recipe, come back and let us know how you liked it! 

    Recipe Notes

    * You can use Italian seasoned bread crumbs, but then omit fresh herbs. If you don't have fresh herbs, add 1 tablespoon dried Italian seasoning to plain breadcrumbs.

    **You can use any type of shredded Italian cheese, plain mozzarella, provolone, Parmesan.

    Nutrition Facts
    Chicken Parmesan
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 911 Calories from Fat 378
    % Daily Value*
    Total Fat 42g 65%
    Saturated Fat 17g 85%
    Cholesterol 290mg 97%
    Sodium 1379mg 57%
    Potassium 1219mg 35%
    Total Carbohydrates 57g 19%
    Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
    Sugars 5g
    Protein 71g 142%
    Vitamin A 22.1%
    Vitamin C 8.5%
    Calcium 39.4%
    Iron 30.8%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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