Easy Chicken Parmigiana Recipe
Easy chicken Parmigiana Recipe is the solution to your weeknight dinner dilemma. Thin chicken breasts are coated in seasoned breadcrumbs, fried and topped with melted cheese, marinara sauce and serve alongside your favorite pasta.
Chicken Parmigiana, chicken Parmesan, chicken Parm, pollo alla Parmigiana (as it’s known in Italy). This Italian-American dish goes by many names, but one thing is certain, this crispy breaded chicken breast with tomato sauce, cheese, basil and Parmesan cheese is sooooo good!
Going a little non-traditional and loved it
I used panko breadcrumbs for the breading. The extra crispiness you get from the panko is shockingly good. So we take the time to make the crispiest chicken cutlet possible, but then we ladle sauce over it only to make it soggy? I have a solution, it’s a barrier of melted cheese.
Again this is non-traditional, but what is better than gooey melted cheese on crispy chicken? The cheese prevents the marinara sauce from soaking into the breading. I know, I thought it was a pretty good idea as well (smug face).
If you have a batch of this easy homemade marinara sauce and pasta, you can get dinner on the table in 20 minutes. The chicken breasts must be thin for this recipe. The best way to achieve this is carefully slice a chicken breast horizontally (lengthwise) so you get 2 thin pieces out of 1 breast.
If you can find already cut, thin chicken breasts like they have in my store, which is a God send, then even better. This way you save time having to cut the chicken breasts in half and getting them even is not easy.
This recipe was inspired by the easy homemade marinara sauce I made last week and we had this easy chicken Parmigiana 3 nights in a row, which I had no complaints about.
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