Classic Chicken Parmesan

Russ Myers

By
@Beegee1947

This is as close to the original classic Italian recipe for Chicken Parmesan, as I can get


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Serves:

4 Servings

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

SAUCE:

2 tsp
olive oil
1/2 large
onion, grated
1
green pepper, seeded and minced
3 clove
garlic, minced
1 tsp
dried oregano
1 can(s)
(28 ounce) crushed tomatoes
1 Tbsp
regular or sun-dried tomato paste
pinch of granulated sugar

CHICKEN:

3/4 c
breadcrumbs or panko breadcrumbs
1/2 c
parmesan cheese
1/4 tsp
dried oregano
1/4 tsp
dried thyme
1/4 tsp
black pepper
1/8 tsp
salt
2
eggs
4
(4 ounce) boneless, skinless chicken breasts, pounded to 3/4- inch thick
cooking spray
1/2 c
shredded mozzarella cheese

PASTA:

1 box
(8 ounce) spaghetti, prepared following package directions
10
fresh basil leaves, stacked, rolled and sliced to make ribbons (chiffonade)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F

Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
2
Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and bell pepper and saute for 2 to 3 minutes. Add the garlic and saute for 1 minute longer. Add oregano, crushed tomatoes, tomato paste and sugar. Bring to a simmer, adjust heat to low and continue to simmer for 15 minutes.
3
Chicken:
In a shallow dish combine breadcrumbs (or panko breadcrumbs), Parmesan cheese, oregano, thyme, pepper and salt. In a separate shallow dish, whisk the eggs together. One at a time, dip a chicken breast into the egg, then the breadcrumb mixture turning to coat both sides and place on the paper lined baking sheet. Lightly coat chicken with cooking spray. Bake for 15 minutes.
4
Remove chicken from the oven and spoon two tablespoons of pasta sauce and two tablespoons of mozzarella over each piece. Return to the oven and bake for 10 minutes longer until the mozzarella begins to brown.
5
Place each piece of chicken over a bed of spaghetti and sprinkle with ribbons of fresh basil and serve with the extra pasta sauce.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken, Pasta
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy