Oven Fried Chicken Parmesan Recipe

Dear Home-ec 101:

That’s it, I’m done! As of today we’re going to start eating at home. Well, if I can learn to cook. I need Hamburger Helper easy. What do you suggest?

Hungry in Hartford

Heather says:

You won’t be hungry for long. The best part is, a lot of the simplest recipes are kid friendly. It won’t be long before you’re cooking with the best of them

Oven Fried Parmesan Chicken Ingredients – serves four

  • 1lb boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 clove garlic minced (yes, you can use the garlic in water if you really want to)
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs (If you’re a novice, go ahead and get the Italian crumbs and skip the rest of the seasoning in the recipe)
  • 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • salt/pepper to taste (estimate 1/4 tsp or so)
  • marinara sauce (or a jar of spaghetti sauce)
  • pasta of your choice (prepare according to directions)
  • 1 cup grated mozzarella

Oven Fried Parmesan Chicken Instructions

First, take out all of your pent up aggression on your chicken breasts. Before pounding them, I do recommend covering with wax paper and setting your cutting board on a towel or two to absorb some of the shock. This part is kind of fun, I use a rolling pin, but a mallet would do. Pound the chicken until it’s about 1/2″ thick. Cut the breasts in half.

Preheat your oven to 350˚.

Melt the 1/4 cup butter over low heat and add the garlic.

In a shallow dish thoroughly mix your breadcrumbs, grated parmesan, and seasoning. Dip your chicken, one piece at a time, into the melted butter then into the breadcrumbs, making sure you coat each piece. Arrange on a foil lined baking sheet.

Bake for 30 minutes. While the chicken is baking, heat the marinara sauce and pasta. Check the temperature with a meat thermometer, it should be 170˚-175˚.

Spoon marinara over each breast and sprinkle with grated mozzarella. Return the sheet to the oven until the cheese has melted.

 

Serve and enjoy.





6 Comments

  1. APowell on July 14, 2010 at 2:07 am

    This was GREAT! I made it for dinner tonight in under an hour and it got rave reviews from my husband. This will definitely become a staple in our monthly menu. So easy and so so so good! THANK YOU!

  2. knitaddict on March 10, 2007 at 3:14 pm

    This sounds MUCH easier than the long version which usually includes me screaming expletives because I’ve just been burned!

  3. malia on March 10, 2007 at 10:14 am

    Ooooh, this sounds delish! I’m definitely trying it!!

  4. Heather on March 10, 2007 at 9:45 am

    The few times I’ve skipped that step I’ve been very disappointed. I consider it vital to this recipe. I love how tender it makes the chicken.

  5. Mieke on March 10, 2007 at 9:29 am

    When I pound the chicken, my kids always yell, “Momma’s beating up the chicken again!”

  6. Agricola on March 10, 2007 at 8:49 am

    Yummm. This will be a welcome addition to our menu file……but we eat at home a lot, anyway. Keep ’em coming.

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