Authentic Chicken Parmigiana

This Authentic Chicken Parmigiana is about as classic Italian American as you can get. Trust us, take a little extra time, and make the marinara from scratch, as well as the bread crumbs, and you won’t believe how good this is.

Chicken Parmigiana recipe

You’ll take one bite, and yell:  “Sorprendente!” Yes! It’s that good!

Chicken Parmigiana recipe

Now…let’s make some amazing Authentic Chicken Parmigiana! Go for it, you can do it!!

Authentic Chicken Parmigiana
 
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This Authentic Chicken Parmigiana is the real deal. So good. And so classic American Italian. Making this with homemade marina is critical to it's success. Awesome.
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Recipe type: Italian
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • MAKE THE BREAD CRUMBS:
  • ½ half of a French baguette (or 6 sliced of white bread), torn into large pieces
  • ½ cup of grated Romano cheese
  • 2 tablespoons of chopped garlic
  • 2 tablespoons of chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 teaspoon of dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • Pepper to taste
  • FOR THE CHICKEN PARM:
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 cups of bread crumbs (recipe to follow)
  • Two 5-ounce chicken breasts, pounded to ¼ inch thickness between two pieces of heavy duty freezer bag.
  • Salt and ground black pepper
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 cups of fresh marinara sauce
  • 5 or 6 slices of fresh mozzarella
  • 2 tablespoons of great Romano cheese
  • 1 tablespoon of flat leaf parsley, chopped (for garnish)
Instructions
  1. MAKE THE BREAD CRUMBS:
  2. In a food processor, process the bread until it is coarsely ground.
  3. Add the cheese, garlic, parsley, and oregano and pulse until the mixture is finely ground.
  4. Season the bread crumbs with salt and pepper and pulse the mixture again until just mixed.
  5. FOR THE CHICKEN PARM:
  6. Pre-heat oven to 450 F.
  7. Spread the flour on a large platter.
  8. Whisk the eggs in a shallow bowl.
  9. Spread the bread crumbs on another large platter, or baking sheet.
  10. Season the cutlets with salt and pepper.
  11. Coat them with flour and shake off any excess flour.
  12. Dip them in the eggs mixture and let excess drip off.
  13. Press the cutlets into the bread crumbs, making sure they a fully covered on both sides.
  14. Set them aside on a plate, and stick in the fridge for at least 30 minutes, up to 6 hours.
  15. In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium high heat.
  16. Once hot, add the cutlets and cook them for about 8 minutes per side, or until they are a deep golden brown all over.
  17. Transfer them to paper towel to drain.
  18. Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, heat the marinara sauce over medium-high heat for 5 minutes, or until fully heated.
  19. Transfer the cutlets to a shallow ovenproof dish (9x13 is good).
  20. Place the mozzarella on top and sprinkle with grated cheese.
  21. Add the cutlets to the oven and cook them for 7 minutes or until the chess is melted. Add to the broiler for a couple minutes to get nice and browned (but watch closely!)
  22. Ladle the sauce onto a large platter.
  23. Place the cutlets on top of the sauce.
  24. Sprinkle a little more freshly cut parsley over the cooked cutlets.
  25. Serve!

 

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