Chicken & Pork Parmesan Dip in a Cast Iron Skillet

Andy Anderson !


I started with a typical chicken Parmesan recipe, and then made a few modifications, to make it into a really yummy dip.

I used a combination of ground chicken and pork, and then a few spices to give it some kick. You can make this a day ahead of time, and the bake it on the big day.

So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.

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1/4 lb
ground chicken
1/4 lb
ground pork
1 Tbsp
grapeseed oil
1/2 c
yellow onion, finely chopped
3 clove
garlic, minced
3 medium
tomatoes, blanched, peeled, and diced
1/2 tsp
crushed red pepper
1/2 tsp
dried basil
1/2 tsp
dried oregano
salt, kosher variety, to taste
black pepper, freshly ground, to taste
2 c
mozzarella cheese, shredded
1 c
ricotta cheese
3 Tbsp
fresh parsley, chopped
1/3 c
parmesan cheese, grated


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2Gather your ingredients.

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3Add the grapeseed oil to a skillet over medium heat.

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4Add the onion, and sauté for about 4 minutes.

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5The onions will begin to soften, but not brown.

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6Add the garlic and red pepper flakes, and sauté until fragrant, about 2 minutes.

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7Add the chicken and pork, and sauté until cooked through, about 5 minutes.

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8Chef’s Note: While the pork and chicken are cooking, add a pinch or two of salt, and a few twists of freshly ground black pepper.

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9Add the tomatoes, basil, and oregano, and stir to combine.

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10Allow the mixture to slowly simmer over medium-low heat until 3/4 of the moisture has evaporated, about 12 – 15 minutes.

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11Remove from the heat.

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12Place a rack in the lower position, and preheat the oven to 375f (190c).

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13Remove half of the tomato mixture from the skillet, and reserve.

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14Mix 1 cup of the mozzarella, the ricotta, and 2 tablespoons of the parsley, to a small bowl.

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15Add the ricotta mixture to the top of the tomato mixture in the skillet.

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16Evenly spread the remainder of the tomato mixture to the top.

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17Top with the remaining mozzarella and Parmesan.

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18Place in the preheated oven, and cook until nice and bubbly, and the cheese begins to brown, about 25 minutes.

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20Sprinkle the additional chopped parsley on top, and serve while still nice and hot with some toasted bread slices, and/or some chips. Enjoy.

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21Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Poultry Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Italian