Crispy Baked Chicken Parmesan is a classic dinner option to cook up in your kitchen with ease! Chicken breasts that have been cut in half are dredged in a parmesan and panko breading and baked until perfectly crispy. Spoon a little marina sauce on the tops and then a layer of mozzarella cheese and broil until all sorts of melty and delicious. A simple spin on a classic recipe!
What is Chicken Parmesan?
Traditionally, chicken parmesan is a chicken dish that is usually coated with a parmesan breading and fried. Then, they are topped with marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese and broiled until the cheese has melted.
With this Crispy Baked Chicken Parmesan, we are essentially doing the same thing! The main difference: baking the chicken instead of frying. Trust me, it’s equally as delicious and less hassle! And less kitchen clean-up… it’s a win-win situation!
What Type of Chicken to Use
The best cut of chicken to use for this recipe are boneless, skinless chicken breasts. The reason being: you are going to slice them in half! Doing this helps the chicken cook quickly and evenly. If you aren’t comforable doing this at home, I recommend you have your butcher or meat counter cut them for you. But it’s not too daunting of a task to tackle at home! Frimly but gently press one hand down on top of the chicken breast while the other uses a knife to carefully cut it in half horizontally – trying to make sure that each slice is the same thickness.
How to Serve Crispy Baked Chicken Parmesan
When it comes to chicken parmesan, the first thing I think to pair it with is pasta! Since you already have to open a jar of marinara sauce from spooning a bit on top of the chicken breasts, why not use it up? Boil up your favorite pasta shape and toss with the remaining sauce!
But, in reality, the possibilites are endless when it comes to serving this chicken parm! It makes a great weeknight meal, delicious date night meal or a family favorite to put on the table. Serve with your favorite pasta, polenta, risotto or a zesty Italian salad. And don’t forget the garlic bread!
After serving up a batch of this Crispy Baked Chicken Parmesan to John, he told me he had never had chicken parm before! I think this is going to be a new addition to our regular dinner rotation – and the leftovers were great for heating up for lunch the next day!
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