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Chicken Parmesan

Chicken Parmesan

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Chef John

Winner of our first ever reader poll and my niece Brittany's favorite meal ever. My version of chicken parmesan is a little different than what they do in the restaurants, with less sauce and a crispier crust.

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 676 kcal
  • 34%
  • Fat:
  • 27.5 g
  • 42%
  • Carbs:
  • 81g
  • 26%
  • Protein:
  • 50.6 g
  • 101%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 199 mg
  • 66%
  • Sodium:
  • 1294 mg
  • 52%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Preheat an oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).
  2. Place chicken breasts between two sheets of heavy plastic (resealable freezer bags work well) on a solid, level surface. Firmly pound chicken with the smooth side of a meat mallet to a thickness of 1/2-inch. Season chicken thoroughly with salt and pepper.
  3. Beat eggs in a shallow bowl and set aside.
  4. Mix bread crumbs and 1/2 cup Parmesan in a separate bowl, set aside.
  5. Place flour in a sifter or strainer; sprinkle over chicken breasts, evenly coating both sides.
  6. Dip flour coated chicken breast in beaten eggs. Transfer breast to breadcrumb mixture, pressing the crumbs into both sides. Repeat for each breast. Set aside breaded chicken breasts for about 15 minutes.
  7. Heat 1 cup olive oil in a large skillet on medium-high heat until it begins to shimmer. Cook chicken until golden, about 2 minutes on each side. The chicken will finish cooking in the oven.
  8. Place chicken in a baking dish and top each breast with about 1/3 cup of tomato sauce. Layer each chicken breast with equal amounts of mozzarella cheese, fresh basil, and provolone cheese. Sprinkle 1 to 2 tablespoons of Parmesan cheese on top and drizzle with 1 tablespoon olive oil.
  9. Bake in the preheated oven until cheese is browned and bubbly, and chicken breasts are no longer pink in the center, 15 to 20 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).
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Reviews

janice tofuri
582
6/20/2012

I use a little more flavorful breading, 1cup of panko, 1cup of seasoned bread crumbs, and a cup of parmesan cheese with 2 tablespoons of finely chopped fresh parsley, a teaspoon of fresh chopped Thyme and a teaspoon of garlic powder. I brown the chicken in half butter and half olive oil. I also cook some angel hair while the chicken is browning, and put it under the chicken in a casserole dish, cover with foil and bake for 20 minutes, remove foil, add cheese and bake another 10 minutes

Grandma G
433
7/23/2012

Great recipe! Juicy and flavorful exactly as written.

sillymewinkle
324
8/3/2012

This recipe was really easy to follow & turned out great! My 1st try at chicken parmesan, total success :-)