Monday, April 23, 2012

Chicken Parmigiana!~Secret Recipe Club

Chicken Parmigiana is one of my all time favorites! I just love the creamy, cheesy, gooey Mozzarella and Parmesan cheese piled high atop a really deep tomatoey, marinara sauce, and moist, lightly breaded chicken. It's just so ~ Yum! Well, today is my day for Secret Recipe Club, and my assigned blog this month is The Savvy Kitchen. This is a great blog written by Amy, who loves to cook, and is getting married in just a couple months. Congratulation and Best Wishes, Amy! Amy has lots of fun, tasty looking recipes, you must try out~starting with this chicken parmigiana!
Chicken Parmigiana
1-1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless Chicken Breasts
3/4 cup Flour
2 Eggs
1 tablespoon Water
3/4 cup Seasoned Bread Crumbs
Olive Oil
Mozzarella Cheese
Parmesan Cheese
2 cups Marinara Sauce

1  32 ounce can San Marzano Crushed Tomatoes
3 Garlic Cloves
1 tablespoon Olive Oil

I made my own tomato sauce for this recipe. 
 The recipe calls for 2 cups of Marinara sauce, and my family
loves the sauce I make, and it's so simple!
Let's make the sauce first.
Chop your three cloves of garlic.
Place one tablespoon of olive oil in your pot,
and add the chopped garlic.
Let it cook until light brown.
Add your can of crushed tomatoes. 
Let cook for 20 minutes on medium low.
Stir a couple of times.
Let your sauce sit on low while you prep your chicken.
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
We need to pound out the chicken, and make it a little thinner.
Cut a piece of wax paper, fold it in half, and place your first piece
of chicken on the wax paper.
Fold wax paper over the chicken.
I could not find my meat mallet, so I used a can to 
pound out the chicken. I pounded from the center, out,
just flattening the chicken a little.
Now, lets put together our assembly line.
Make an egg wash by adding the 1 tablespoon of water
to the two eggs. 
Mix well.
Place the flour, salt and pepper in a bowl. 
I try not to use salt, if I can avoid it, so I substituted
garlic powder for the salt.
 It worked out great and was delicious!
Place your seasoned bread crumbs in a bowl, or on a plate.
Take a piece of chicken, and dip it in the flour.
then coat the piece of chicken by dipping it in the egg,
and finally in the bread crumbs.  
Continue to do this with all of your pieces.
Heat a frying pan with some olive oil, 
and when it becomes hot,
 add your piece of chicken.
This is totally optional, but I wanted to make the marinara 
smooth, so while the chicken was frying, I put the
sauce in the blender, and pureed.
Use a 9" X 13" oven safe pan.
Spray the bottom with pan spray.
Spoon 2-3 spoonfuls of sauce in the bottom of the pan.
Add your chicken pieces on top of the sauce.
I left one piece plain and it was delicious.
Spoon some of the sauce onto your 
pieces of chicken.
Sprinkle the mozzarella and Parmesan on top of the sauce.
Bake for 5-7 minutes.
Cook your pasta.
Place the pasta on your plate, top with sauce,
and top with your chicken.
Serve with garlic bread!

Thanks Amy, for a delicious dish that is quickly
 becoming a family favorite!


  1. Chicken Parmigiani is so tasty! It is one of my faves. Great SRC choice.

  2. Teri, your chicken is making me hungry! Chicken Parm. is a favorite at our house. Now you've got me thinking I'm going to need to make it this week.

  3. It's lunch time and this looks delish! I would love a plate right now. Great SRC pick!

  4. I pretty much LIVED on chicken parm my first year of college since it was the only thing I deemed edible in the freshman eating hall. I really haven't had it much since, but I'm totally inspired to make it myself at home!

  5. YUM! Great choice. One of my favorite dishes and I never think to make it at home. You've given me inspiration now :-)

  6. This is one of my husband's favorite dishes - at least when we go to Italian restaurants. Your presentation looks great (:

  7. This looks absolutely wonderful! Great job!

  8. This looks SO good! I love your idea of making your own marinara.

  9. Yum!! Great recipe to choose! This chicken parm looks fantastic! I love your improvised meat mallet lol! Wonderful job despite that!

  10. We love Chicken Parm and have not had it in so long. This amazing recipe has me craving it! Great choice for SRC! :)

  11. My husband's absolute FAVORITE Italian entree. I'm still on the hunt to find the perfect homemade recipe and will have to give this one a try!

  12. I love chicken parmesan!!! I haven't made it in awhile!!

  13. Chicken parm is one my favorites too. The sauce looks perfect!

  14. oh this is my favourite!! great post!

  15. Oh Teri....this looks absolutely delicious! I am such a fan of chicken parm. And you really made this look easy and elegant! : )

  16. My baby boy and I were just talking about chicken parm, now you really have got me craving it!

  17. I'm so glad you enjoyed this! And thanks so much for the congratulatory wishes! We are so excited :)

  18. I just love chicken parm! I could really eat it all the your version!

  19. Chicken Parm is always a winner.

  20. Your chicken looks scrumptious and it is the kind of dish my family would devour. I am new to your blog, so I've taken some time to browse through your earlier posts. I'm so glad I did that. I really like the food and recipes you share with your readers and I'll definitely be back. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary