Friday, February 9, 2018

Chicken Parmesan Recipe

As I've mentioned in the past, I'm always trying to work more chicken dishes into my recipe repertoire. Chicken Parmesan is one that I've made several times, and I've finally perfected it enough to share it with you all. It's one of my favorites!

Chicken Parmesan

Ingredients:
Chicken Parmesan2 large, boneless skinless chicken breasts
3/4 cup bread crumbs (I use Panko bread crumbs)
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese (powdered or freshly grated)
3/4 teaspoon basil (dried or fresh)
3/4 teaspoon parsley (dried or fresh)
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon paprika (I use smoked paprika)
1 egg

Spaghetti sauce (about 1/2 a jar)
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1/3 cup Parmesan cheese (powdered or freshly grated)

Directions:
Grab two bowls. In the first: mix the bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, basil, parsley, garlic powder, and paprika. In the second, beat the egg.

Chicken Parmesan

Prepare the baking dish by coating it with oil.

Cut the chicken breasts in half so you have four thin, even fillets.

Chicken Parmesan

Coat each chicken breast with egg, and then coat it with the bread crumb mixture.

Chicken Parmesan

Place chicken breasts in baking dish, and bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 12 minutes per side.

Using a spoon, cover chicken breasts with spaghetti sauce, mozzarella cheese, and Parmesan cheese.

Bake an additional 10 minutes, or until chicken is fully cooked (time will depend on thickness of chicken breasts--I usually cut into one of the chicken breasts to make sure the inside is no longer pink).

34 comments:

  1. Anonymous2/09/2018

    That looks delicious! Mr Handsome must love to eat your meals! (He does not have to smile as he forces down burnt rice and boiled pork chops!)
    Just curious do you create meal plans? So you both know ahead what is for supper?

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    1. Lol! I meal plan most weeks, usually on Sunday or Monday before going to the store. It takes a little bit of time and forethought, but it makes the week a lot less stressful to have a plan.

      Ellie

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    2. Anonymous2/15/2018

      I don't fully plan in advance because I never know what meat I can find at the store, or what the use-by dates will be. I only go shopping once a week. I buy the meats with the longest use-by dates I can find, and keep a list on the front of the fridge of when each cut expires. Then dinner each night starts with whatever package of meat needs to be used up next.

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    3. That's a great way to do it!

      Ellie

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  2. Anonymous2/09/2018

    Hi Ellie, never made this, but will be making it this week. Sounds good and looks good...Jane

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    1. Let me know what you think of it, Jane!

      Ellie

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  3. Anonymous2/09/2018

    I thought you made your own spaghetti sauce?

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    1. I do for lots of recipes, but since this is a quick recipe for busy days, I often just use store-bought.

      Ellie

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    2. Anonymous2/13/2018

      We can't take the high sodium of commercial brands. Even sodium from the cheeses would be a problem.

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  4. Anonymous2/09/2018

    This recipe sounds so delicious. Mouth watering. Thanks for the recipe.
    Joan,Marion and Marilyn

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    1. My pleasure! One of my favorite easy chicken recipes.

      Ellie

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  5. Anonymous2/09/2018

    Thank you Ellie, this would be easy and absolutely delicious! I love Italian food! What's your favorite Italian dish? How about Mr H's favorite Italian dish?

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    1. I enjoy Italian food as well! I’ve always been a fan of any type of pasta. And Mr Handsome loves pizza. What’s your favorite?

      Ellie

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  6. Ellie this recipe looks really good. I need new chicken recipes. Thank you for posting this.

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  7. Anonymous2/11/2018

    This looks delicious Ellie. I am definitely going to try it. I am always looking to expand my chicken recipe collection! Thanks! Eileen

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    1. Hope you like it, Eileen!

      Ellie

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    2. Anonymous2/13/2018

      I made this last night for dinner. My brain had been on a chicken parm loop after reading this recipe, Lol! It was delicious Ellie. Perfect amount for the two of us with some leftovers to boot. Eileen

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    3. Glad to hear that, Eileen! I agree, it's the perfect meal for 2 (with leftovers) or for 4 (without leftovers).

      Ellie

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  8. mmmmm Now my Preggo brain is wanting chicken parm so bad. guess i'm stopping for groceries on the way home!

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    1. Lol! Hope it satisfies your craving! When are you due?

      Ellie

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    2. We are due April 3rd. and we are so excited! thanks for asking!

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    3. Congratulations! Have you found out the gender?

      Ellie

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  9. Hi Ellie! If you like chicken recipes here's another chicken breast recipe you can try sometime! It's very easy. Called Smothered Chicken. 8 chicken breasts (seems like a lot. If you half it, I don't see why 4 breasts wouldn't work)
    8 slices American cheese
    1 can cream of mushroom
    1/2 cup water
    1 box StoveTop dressing
    1/2 cup melted butter
    Put chkn breasts in a 9x13 pan. Place slices of cheese over chicken. Mix soup and water. Pour over chicken. Sprinkle stovetop dressing over chicken. Pour melted butter over all. Bake at 350 for 1 hour or until done.

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    1. Anonymous2/12/2018

      An onlooking person who imagines a contented family sitting down to a tasty meal like that, just wishes they had the where with all to put together such a reasonable meal on time. One which is satisfying and makes everyone happy! Inspiring recipies and good examples! Thank you!

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    2. Thanks for sharing, Candi! Sounds tasty!

      Ellie

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    3. Anonymous2/15/2018

      Make it in advance or on a weekend when you do have time, and reheat it at suppertime. I often cook dinner first thing in the morning, especially in the summer.

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  10. Anonymous2/12/2018

    I made it tonight and it was delicious. Very easy and quick and it tastes lovely. Thanks for posting it!

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    1. I’m glad to hear that! My pleasure. :)

      Ellie

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  11. Anonymous2/12/2018

    Do you eat liver?

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    1. I used to but not anymore because it's high in cholesterol.

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    2. Anonymous2/15/2018

      3 oz. of liver has the cholesterol of 2 eggs, and less saturated fat than the eggs.

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  12. Anonymous2/12/2018

    Aren't you just the honey! With V D coming up I wonder what you'll get?!

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