This is for Italian food lovers. Crispy and flavorful chicken with a delicious sauce over a bed of al dente fettuccine noodles. You’ll love this chicken parmesan recipe!
28oz. can tomato sauce
28oz. can crushed tomatoes
6oz. can tomato paste
3 tbsp. sugar
1 teas. salt
2 tbsp. crushed garlic
2 tbsp. oregano ( dry )
2 tbsp. parsley ( dry )
1 tbsp. marjoram ( dry )
1 tbsp. basil ( dry )
1 onion ( small dice )
1/2 green pepper ( small dice )
Method: Chicken Parmesan (Sauce)
Combine all ingredients into a large sauce pan ( 5 qt. ) and bring to a boil stirring frequently. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 1 hour covered, stirring occasionally.
Ingredients: Chicken Parmesan
1 1/2 – 2lbs. boneless skinless chicken breast
2 cups Italian breadcrumbs
2 tbsp. Parmesan cheese (grated)
8oz. mozzarella cheese ( sliced ) Note: You can substitute provolone cheese
1 teas salt
1 teas. pepper
1/2 teas. garlic powder
1/2 teas. onion powder
oil for frying ( about 1/2 quart )
Method: Chicken Parmesan
Wash and dry your chicken thoroughly.
Slice chicken horizontally into about 1/2 inch slices ( otherwise known as butterflying ). You’re looking for pieces about the size of a hamburger patty. You can do this by placing the chicken breasts on a cutting board, hold it down with one hand and slice parallel to the cutting board toward the hand holding the chicken down. It is important that you do this very carefully, you don’t want to cut yourself. Transfer to a plate or bowl.
Note: If your chicken pieces are too thick it will not cook through completely when frying.
In a large shallow bowl add eggs, milk,salt, pepper, garlic powder and onion powder. Mix well.
In a large shallow bowl add breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese and mix well.
Assembly: Chicken Parmesan
Set up your breading station ( You will need some room for this ). Go in one direction to make it easy for you. Start by placing your chicken at one end, then the egg wash, then your breading. Place a large piece of foil at the other end. Dip your chicken ( 1 or 2 pieces at a time ) into the egg wash to coat, Pull one piece out at a time and let excess drip over bowl. Place chicken into breadcrumbs and coat thoroughly. Remove and place on foil. After you finish with all of the chicken repeat the process one more time for extra crispy.
Note: To avoid getting too messy when you’re breading use one hand for dipping chicken in and out of the egg wash and the other for the breadcrumbs ( one “wet hand”, one “dry hand” ).
In a large skillet add enough oil to come half way up the side of your chicken pieces ( about 1/4in. to 1/3in.). Heat the oil to 350 degrees and carefully place your chicken into the oil. Fry until golden brown ( 2 to 3 minutes ) and ( using tongs )flip to fry the other side until golden brown. This is known as “shallow frying”. Place cooked chicken on a plate covered with 2 paper towels to drain.
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Place chicken on a cookie sheet ( line with foil for an easy clean up ) and cover with cheese. Bake for about 5 minutes ( long enough for the cheese to melt ).
Add 1lb. dry fettuccini noodles into boiling salted water and cook approximately 8 minutes ( until al dente ). Drain.
Put it all together
Place a pile of noodles on a plate, ladle sauce onto noodles, place a piece of chicken on the sauce, spoon a little more sauce on top of the chicken and sprinkle with parmesan cheese. Serve with your favorite salad and garlic bread and enjoy!
Makes 6 to 8 portions.
Chicken Parmesan Sandwich
cheese ( mozzarella or provolone )
bread ( whatever you like )
margarine ( for sliced bread )
Method: Sliced Bread
Butter the bread and place on a 350 degree griddle. Lightly sauce both halves and cover with cheese. Add a piece of chicken and grill until bread is golden brown ( 3 to 5 minutes ). Place top onto bottom, cut in half ( if desired ) and serve.
Slice roll in half and spoon sauce onto both halves, cover with cheese and place chicken on bottom half. Place on a cookie sheet and bake in a 350 degree oven for about 8 to 10 minutes ( until cheese is melted and roll is slightly crispy on the outside ). Place top on bottom, cut in half ( if desired ) and serve.
These are both great recipes I’m sure you’ll enjoy. The chicken parmesan is crispy and full of flavor with gooey cheese. The chicken parmesan sandwich is just as delicious and makes a wonderful sandwich. I think you will enjoy both recipes.