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

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1PREP/PREPARE

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2Gather your Ingredients.

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3THE BRINE

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4Dissolve the salt in the cold filtered water, and add the chicken breasts.

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5Place in the refrigerator for one hour.

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6Remove from the refrigerator and rinse.

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7THE PARMESAN CHICKEN

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8Place a rack in the middle position, and preheat the oven to 350f (175c).

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9Carefully (using a sharp knife) cut the chicken laterally in half.

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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.

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11Lay the chicken on a Slipat or parchment-lined baking sheet.

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12Place in the preheated oven for 10 minutes.

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13Remove from the oven, and place a layer of mozzarella cheese on top.

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14Cover with a thin layer of tomato sauce.

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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.

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16Chef’s Note: If you’re wanting homemade tomato sauce, here’s an excellent recipe.
Classic Tomato Sauce

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17Combine the Parmesan cheese, cumin, and white pepper together.

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18Add a generous layer of the Parmesan cheese mixture to the top.

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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.

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20PLATE/PRESENT

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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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22Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

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About this Recipe

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