Thursday, March 12, 2009

Chef Chuck's Chicken Parmigiano

Pollo al Parmigiano


Chicken parmigiano is a breaded chicken cutlet, fried and broiled to perfection. Using the finest ingredients, such as the, King of Italian cheeses, parmigiano reggiano. This cow's milk cheese, has a sharp and rich flavor. The Italians take extreme pride in producing this fine cheese. No substitute can compare to the taste of parmigiano reggiano imported from Italy. Flattening the chicken is important, to ensure a tender chicken breast. Do not overcook so you have a moist chicken, 165 degrees internal is perfect, as it will continue to cook once removed from oven. Serve with vegetables and a side of pasta.


Chicken Parmigiano
2 organic boneless chicken breasts
1 egg
1/4 cup Italian breadcrumbs
1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon,
parmigiano reggiano cheese, grated
1/4 cup mozzarella cheese, grated
1/2 cup marinara tomato sauce
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
salt and pepper to taste


Wash and pat dry chicken, flatten with mallet in a plastic bag, to about 1/2 inch thickness. In a bowl mix egg, 1 tablespoon parmigiano cheese, salt and pepper. In another bowl mix bread crumbs and 1/4 cup parmigiano cheese. Dip chicken in egg mixture then bread crumb mixture. Heat olive oil in frying pan over medium high heat, saute' for a few minutes on each side till golden brown. Using a oven proof dish coat with half the sauce, place chicken in and top with remaining sauce and mozzarella cheese. Broil in oven for 1 to 2 minutes till cheese melts and gets bubbly.
Serves 2

4 comments:

  1. This is one of my favorite Italian meals. Always a pleasing dish. Gorgeous photo, Chef Chuck!

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  2. Oh, this sounds so delicious!! Thanks so much for stopping by my site!

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  3. Hello Culinarywannabe, I am glad to have found your site! And thank you very much.
    Enjoy!

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  4. Hi Bridgett, One of mine also. Thanks You, Enjoy!

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