Oven Baked Chicken Parmesan

June 11, 2009 at 12:37 am | Posted in Chicken, pasta | 1 Comment

I absolutely love Italian food as you know.  Probably a little too much!  Chicken Parmesan is one of my favorite classics – how can you go wrong with pasta, gooey cheese, chicken, and yummy sauce?  You really can’t.  I have made chicken parmesan before with a very basic recipe but I wanted to try another one as the old one was good but I wanted something a little better.  I found this recipe on Good Things Catered, one of my favorite blogs and figured we would give it a whirl. 

Recipe from Good Things Catered

4 large chicken breasts (about 3 lbs.)
1 egg (you could use egg beaters to make it a little healthier if you wanted)
1/2 c. milk
2 c. bread crumbs
1 Tbsp fresh parsley, finely chopped
1 tsp fresh oregano, finely chopped
1 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp paprika
pinch of salt
3 Tbsp olive oil
3 c.pomodoro sauce ((make your own, defrost what you have or store bought is just as delicious)
1 1/2 c. shredded fresh mozzarella 

-Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
-In a shallow dish mix together egg and milk.
-In separate shallow dish mix together bread crumbs, parsley, oregano, garlic powder, paprika, and salt.
-Rinse and pat chicken breasts dry.
-Pound to tenderize chicken breasts to about 1 inch thickness throughout
-Preheat olive oil in a oven proof skillet over medium heat.
-Dip chicken breasts into egg/milk mixture and then cover in breadcrumb mixture.
-Place coated chicken breast in hot oil and saute each side until lightly browned (about 1 minute per side).
-Place skillet directly into oven.
-When internal temperature of chicken reaches 160 degrees, carefully remove pan from oven and place a spoon full of sauce and 1/4 of the cheese on top of each.
-Place skillet back into the oven and bake until internal temperate reaches 170 degrees (about 15 minutes total)
-Remove from oven and serve on top of pasta.

Pig Rating:  The Pig isn’t as huge of a fan of chicken parmesan as me, but he still liked this one pretty well.  He cleaned his plate so it wasn’t too bad right?  🙂

Mrs. Pig Rating:  I thought this was a really easy and yummy recipe.  A good comfort food at least in my book.  This is the recipe I will use from now on when making chicken parmesan for sure!!  I think the kids might even attempt this one…


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  1. Oh yum! Looks great! So glad you liked it. Easy = awesome in my book! 🙂

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