WATCH: How To Make Chicken Parmesan

Breaded chicken fillets are given an upgrade with a chunky tomato sauce and gooey cheese melted on top.

 

 

This chicken dish is perfect for the weekend! The succulent chicken fillets are breaded and cooked until they turn to a beautiful golden brown color, and baked on a bed of chunky tomato sauce with a layer of mozzarella on top.

 

The melted and browned cheese makes this is a gooey favorite! It’s delicious, whether served with your choice of pasta, steamed rice, or on its own. 

 

 

Chicken Parmesan

 

Takes 40 minutes

Makes 4 servings

 

4 boneless chicken breasts, skins removed

2 medium eggs

1 cup all-purpose flour

1 cup panko breadcrumbs

1/2 cup parmesan cheese, grated

1 1/2 cups diced tomatoes with Italian herbs

1/2 (190 gram) block mozzarella

Salt and ground black pepper, to taste

Oil, for pan frying

 

1 Preheat oven to 400 degrees F/200 degrees C.

 

2 On a cutting board, season chicken breasts with salt and ground black pepper to taste. Set aside.

 

3 Prepare breading station: In one shallow plate, add flour. Lightly season with salt and ground black pepper. In another shallow plate, break then beat eggs. Lightly season with salt and ground pepper. In a third shallow plate, mix panko and parmesan cheese. Set aside.

 

4 Dredge a chicken breast into the flour, then dip into the egg, then finally roll in the panko mixture. Set aside on a parchment-lined tray. Repeat with remaining chicken breasts.

 

 

5 Heat enough oil in a frying pan over medium heat for pan frying. Once hot, pan-fry each chicken breast until they turn light golden brown on both sides. (No need to completely cook chicken through as it will be baked again.) Set aside on a rack over paper towels and repeat with remaining chicken breasts until the chicken is golden brown in color. Set aside.

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6 In a baking dish, spread a layer of the diced tomatoes. Place chicken breasts on top of the tomatoes. Grate mozzarella over each chicken breast.

 

7 Bake chicken in oven for 20 minutes or until the mozzarella has melted and become brown. Serve while hot.

 

 

 

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