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Italian Chicken Parmesan

Updated: Aug 16, 2022

Chicken Parmigiana, sometimes called Chicken Parm, has been a popular Italian-American dish for decades. It consists of a tender breaded chicken breast topped with tomato sauce and a mixture of melted mozzarella, parmesan, and provolone cheeses.

  • 4 chicken breast halves, skinless and boneless

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 cup Italian bread crumbs, or more as needed

  • 2 TBSN preferred all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup extra virgin olive oil

  • 1/2 cup prepared tomato sauce

  • 1/4 cup fresh mozzarella, grated

  • 1/2 cup provolone cheese, grated

  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated

  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped

  • 1 TBSN olive oil

  • 1 TBSN garlic, minced

  • Prepared pasta of choice (we recommend spaghetti, fettuccine, or penne)

3 medium mixing bowl, mixing spoon, measuring spoons, aluminum foil, measuring cups, whisk, sharp carving knife, cooking spray Prep: 25 minutes prep Cook: 20 minutes Ready: 60 minutes Serves: 4

Before you handle any food, wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water. Clean your kitchen work area and pull back your hair or wear a cap. You want to avoid contaminating your meal with harmful bacteria that could cause food illness.

2. Preheat an oven to 450 degrees F. Cover the baking sheet with aluminum foil and coat with cooking spray.

3. Use whisk to beat eggs in a shallow bowl and set aside.

4. Mix bread crumbs and 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese in a separate bowl, set aside.

5. Place flour in a bowl; coast each of the chicken breasts with flour, evenly coated on both sides.

6. Dip flour-coated chicken breasts in beaten eggs.

7. Transfer chicken to breadcrumb mixture, pressing the crumbs into both sides. Repeat for each breast. Place chicken breasts on the baking sheet.

8. Bake in the preheated oven 10 minutes.

9. Turn over chicken breasts and top browned side with 1/3 cup of tomato sauce then layer each chicken breast with equal amounts of mozzarella cheese and provolone cheese. Roast for 8-10 minutes until cheese is melted and bubbly. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F.

10. Remove from oven, and sprinkle 2 tablespoons of Parmesan cheese and chopped basil on top. Cover chicken with a sheet of aluminum foil to keep the heat in while the chicken rests for 5-10 minutes.

11. Serve on top prepared pasta, like spaghetti, fettuccini, or penne.

  • Calories: 471

  • Total Fat: 24.9 g

  • Saturated Fat: 9.0 g

  • Cholesterol: 187 mg

  • Sodium: 840 mg

  • Potassium: 389 mg

  • Total Carbohydrates: 24.8 g

  • Dietary Fiber: 0.6 g

  • Protein: 42.1 g

  • Sugars: 2 g

Chicken carries plentiful amounts of protein and a variety of beneficial vitamins and nutrients. Chicken is a great source of vitamin B, which consumed regularly can prevent stress, anxiety, memory-loss syndrome, and can balance cortisol hormones in your body.Moreover, it can improve concentration in children and adults alike. Many studies have revealed that vitamin B also maintains psychological health.C hicken has a high content of vitamins such as vitamin A, vitamin E, and vitamin K which contribute to producing red blood cells. When your body obtains the required amount of iron and vitamins, it can produce and balance red blood cells that will eventually deal with anemia.They also help to protect your eyes from weak vision as it is a powerhouse of, retinol, lycopene, alpha, and beta-carotene. The nutrients are essential to maintaining the overall health of your eyes. They regularly promote the growth of damaged cells and tissues effectively because they have a high content of riboflavin which is essential for normal healing of skin tissue.Your immune system requires adequate levels of protein; iron, magnesium, and potassium to function properly that are abundant in Chicken. These nutrients strengthen cells in your immune system, as well as your teeth and gums due to the high content of phosphorus. When you consume phosphorus regularly, it can alleviate factors that weaken your teeth and prevent gums bleeding as well.Chicken is a powerhouse of magnesium and phosphorus which are known to maintain cardiovascular health. They also contain plenty of nutrients that help relieve common cold and other illnesses associated with it such as a sore throat and congested nose.

White wines like Sauvignon Blanc or Chardonnay, while dark meat like duck and other game go well with medium bodied red wines such as Pinot Noir or Zinfandel.

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