One of my favorite dishes is chicken parmesan! My favorite restaurant version is Macaroni Grill’s. It’s served over angel hair pasta with a gooey, melted slice of fresh mozzarella on top! Here’s my version of this Italian favorite!
Ingredients (2 servings):
1/2 cup flour (I use white, but you could use wheat)
3/4 cup bread crumbs
1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese
1 large chicken breast (pounded out and cut in half)
4 slices Mozzarella cheese (I use fresh, but you could use shredded)
Spaghetti sauce (I use about 1/2 a jar)
- Assemble a line of your flour, bread crumbs & parmesan mix, and egg in shallow bowls.
- Pound your chicken thin (about 1/2 inch thick) and then cut it in 2 pieces. To do this, I place the chicken in a gallon freezer bag and pound it with a meat pounder/tenderizer similar to THIS. I probably bought it at Walmart.
- This is when I start boiling the noodles.
- Heat a skillet with olive oil (cover the bottom of pan) until it’s HOT (medium high heat).
- Dip chicken in flour, then egg, then breadcrumbs.
- Put in skillet to cook on both sides. Mine usually take 4 minutes on both sides. *You can also bake it instead of fry it if you’re watching calories. Skip the flour if you do though. Simply put the chicken on a baking sheet and cook at 425 for 8 minutes on both sides. Then place mozzarella cheese on top and bake till it’s melted.
- Put mozzarella cheese on top and place in a 400 degree oven for 3 or so minutes until it’s mostly melted. Then turn the broil on to melt it even more (that’s simply how I like to melt the cheese…it melts it better than just broiling it alone).
- Serve over spaghetti with sauce.
My husband loved this so much, he wants me to make it again as a chicken fried chicken dish (I’d omit the parmesan cheese in the breading). I’m always asking my husband for HONEST feedback on my dishes to which he usually says, “Yea, it was good.” But he’s not afraid to tell me how I could make it better. Needless to say, it’s usually “good” or “next time you should…” But he actually asked me to make this again before he finished it, which means it was REALLY good!