Chicken Parmesan with a Twist

Andy Anderson !

By
@ThePretentiousWichitaChef

Parmesan chicken has been around for quite a long time, and it is usually breaded, and fried in a pan with a bit of oil. This version forgoes the breading, uses two cheeses, and bakes quite nicely in your oven.

It’s tasty, and a snap to put together.

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

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Serves:
2
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
25 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

PLAN/PURCHASE

THE BRINE

4 c
cold filtered water
1/4 c
salt, kosher variety

THE PARMESAN CHICKEN

1 large
chicken breast, boneless, skinless
1/2 c
tomato sauce, your favorite
3 oz
mozzarella cheese, grated, or thinly sliced
1/2
parmesan cheese, grated
1/2 tsp
ground cumin
1/4 tsp
white pepper, freshly ground

GARNISHES

additional parmesan cheese
additional sauce
chopped parsley

Step-By-Step

1PREP/PREPARE
2Gather your Ingredients.
3THE BRINE
4Dissolve the salt in the cold filtered water, and add the chicken breasts.
5Place in the refrigerator for one hour.
6Remove from the refrigerator and rinse.
7THE PARMESAN CHICKEN
8Place a rack in the middle position, and preheat the oven to 350f (175c).
9Carefully (using a sharp knife) cut the chicken laterally in half.
10Chef’s Note: An alternate way to do this is to pound the chicken with a mallet until it achieves an even thickness. Pounding is fun, and it takes away all your frustrations.
11Lay the chicken on a Slipat or parchment-lined baking sheet.
12Place in the preheated oven for 10 minutes.
13Remove from the oven, and place a layer of mozzarella cheese on top.
14Cover with a thin layer of tomato sauce.
15Chef's Tip: A thin layer of tomato sauce is all you need. If you use too much, it will combine with the cheese, and become too thin.
16Chef’s Note: If you’re wanting homemade tomato sauce, here’s an excellent recipe.
Classic Tomato Sauce
17Combine the Parmesan cheese, cumin, and white pepper together.
18Add a generous layer of the Parmesan cheese mixture to the top.
19Place in the preheated oven, and bake until the chicken is cooked through, and the cheese is bubbly and beginning to brown in spots, about an additional 10 minutes.
20PLATE/PRESENT
21Serve over a bed of veggies, or maybe some freshly made pasta. Add a sprinkle of fresh parmesan, and some chopped parsley... maybe some additional sauce on the side.

And don’t forget a loaf of freshly baked garlic bread. Enjoy.
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About this Recipe

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