An easy recipe for chicken Parmesan can be found on the Food Network website. The level of skill required is intermediate and the recipe makes four servings.
The recipe below shows how to make an easy chicken Parmesan using fresh boneless, skinless chicken breasts, canned tomatoes and fresh basil.
Prep Time: 25 min.
Cook Time: 40 min.
Ready In: 65 min.
- 1/4 cup + 3 tbsps. extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 onion, chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 bay leaves
- 1/2 cup kalamata olives, pitted
- 1/2 bunch fresh basil leaves
- 2 28 oz. canned whole tomatoes, crushed
- pinch of sugar
- salt and pepper to taste
- 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 large eggs, beaten
- 1 tbsp. water
- 1 cup bread crumbs, dried
- 8 oz., fresh mozzarella cheese, drained
- 1 lb., cooked spaghetti, al dente
- grated Parmesan cheese for topping
- Prepare the sauce
- Pound the chicken
- Prepare the skillet
- Assemble the chicken coating
- Coat the chicken
- Fry the chicken
- Add the sauce
- Bake the chicken
Heat an olive oil coated sautee pan over medium heat. Stir in the onions, bay leaves and garlic and allow to soften for 5 minutes while stirring. Add the olives, canned tomatoes and hand-torn basil leaves. Allow to cook for 15 minutes or until thickened, and season with sugar, salt and pepper. Lower the heat and keep warm for later.
Preheat the oven to 450 F. Cover the chicken with plastic wrap and use a meat mallet to flatten the chicken to about 1/2-inch thick.
Heat 3 tbs. olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
Add the flour to a shallow pan seasoned with salt and pepper and combine the water and the eggs in a wide bowl, beating until frothy. Place the bread crumbs on a plate.
Dredge each piece of chicken in the flour and then into the egg wash mixture. Allow the excess egg to drip off the chicken before pressing it into the breadcrumbs to coat. Add the chicken to the skillet.
Fry the chicken until golden and crispy, about 4 minutes on each side.
Add the tomato and olive oil sauce to the chicken. Top with fresh basil, Parmesan and mozzarella cheese.
Bake the chicken in the oven for 15 minutes. Serve over cooked spaghetti.