Chicken parmesan, also known as chicken parmigiana, is a well-known and much-loved family recipe. A delicious chicken dinner for the whole family.
With origins in the United States, chicken parmesan is made with breaded chicken breast, tomato sauce, and cheese, usually parmesan or mozzarella.
I love chicken and it is often a feature ingredient in many of my dinner recipes such as chicken pot pie, chicken spaghetti, and so many more.
The problem with chicken is that it can sometimes become too dry or lack in flavour if it is not seasoned properly. With this recipe, you don’t need to worry about either of these things.
This chicken parmesan recipe has several steps, but each step is critical to producing an excellent chicken parmesan.
The breading is the first step in making a delicious chicken parmesan. I always like to use Panko breadcrumbs.
Panko breadcrumbs are a type of Japanese breadcrumb that can be found in most major supermarkets. They are drier than regular breadcrumbs, so less oil is absorbed, resulting in a crisper, crunchier crumb.
The tomato sauce in this recipe is made from scratch. It can be substituted with store-bought marinara sauce, but for a more flavourful and fresher dish, you are better off making it from scratch.
As canned tomatoes are the main component of the sauce, make sure that you use high-quality canned tomatoes. Chopped tomatoes vary in salt content, so make sure to adjust the seasoning as needed to compensate.
Although chicken parmesan is not intended to be spicy, paprika and chilli powder can be added for some fiery heat.
Once the sauce is ready, layer it in a glass baking dish. Sprinkle with parmesan and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and golden brown.
It is critical that the chicken parmesan not be overbaked. Chicken breast dries out quickly, so stick to the cooking times that have been specified for juicy, moist chicken.
Allow the chicken to rest for at least 15 minutes after cooking to allow all the juices to redistribute within the chicken. Serve with a side of pasta and salad to enjoy as part of a balanced meal.
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