Monday, May 19, 2014

Chicken Parmesan

There are a few meals out there that no matter what I can out eat just about any grown man...Chicken Parmesan is one of them. I absolutely love this recipe. (Thanks Dad for teaching me how to make this!)

What you need:
package of chicken breasts 
1 egg
Italian bread crumbs
your favorite spaghetti sauce

To start pour some bread crumbs on a plate and whisk your egg in a bowl. 

Then preheat a pan with olive oil, preheat the over to 375 degrees, and put a layer of sauce in the bottom of a baking dish.

Place your first piece of chicken into the whisked egg and turn it so it's coated. Then place the chicken in your breadcrumbs coating it the best you can.

Once your pan is nice and hot place the chicken on the pan and cook till the breadcrumbs form a nice golden crust.

It already looks delicious...but hold on there's more to do.

Once both sides are nice and golden lay all the chicken in the baking dish.

I tend to be overly generous on the cheese. I go ahead and place a layer on top of the chicken while they're still hot from the skillet. (My dad doesn't do this.)

Go ahead and pour your spaghetti sauce over the chicken and cheese. I like to be very generous with the sauce because all of the extra cheese makes the sauce extra yummy on the spaghetti.

Add another heaping helping of cheese on top of the sauce.

Cover with foil.

Make sure the foil is nice and snug so your sauce doesn't spill all over your oven. (I like to keep the bottom of mine foiled so cut down on cleaning.)

While your chicken is in the oven get your spaghetti ready with a boiling pot of water with about 10 minutes of cook time left

I also like to make extra spaghetti for leftovers with the sauce from the chicken Parmesan.

After 35-45 minutes (depending on how thick your chicken is) you can pull your baking dish out of the oven and remove the foil and see a beautiful saucy cheesy dinner staring at you.

Time to load up your plate. You can eat a salad or a vegetable with this...but in my opinion that takes up space from getting seconds and I'm totally going back for seconds. Make sure so scoop some of that cheesy sauce onto your spaghetti.

You really can't go wrong with layers of cheese on top of chicken.

I like to have a nice piece of crusty bread to soak up all the last bits of sauce and cheese on my plate. 

A nice glass of red wine and a filling dinner and I'm ready to relax...the dishes can wait till tomorrow right?

What's your favorite Italian inspired meal?


  1. Ooooh, yum! This looks rather delicious! It's a perfect combination of some of my favourite things. You definitely can't go wrong with cheese, cheese and more cheese!! I may have to try this one out!


    1. Glad you liked it Marie! Cheese is one of my favorites especially when it's all melty and gooey!


  2. I love all things pasta! Pasta / Italian food is my weakness.. BTW I never knew how to make this.

    1. Thanks for stopping by Aimee! Italian food is a weakness of mine as well!

  3. That looks so yummy! I don't eat chicken (but would totally replace that with some eggplant), but my husband does. I may have to surprise him with this. He loves chicken parm!

    1. I've always wanted to try substituting eggplant. But there's no way I could get hubs on board with that.

  4. I love chicken parm. So easy but good.

    1. It really is easy. A lot of people think a ton of work goes into it. I love that I can start 45 min before company comes and get everything cleaned up while it cooks in the oven.

  5. Pinned! Love the last pic of the empty plate!

    1. I'm guilty of cleaning my plate every time. It's one of the few meals that if the kids don't finish I'm more than willing to eat what's left.