The Best Chicken Parmesan (parmigiana) with an incredibly delicious coating, topped with a flavourful tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese and baked until melted and bubbly!
Oven baked chicken Parmesan is a great chicken recipe that comes together easily. Perfect for a family dinner!
the best chicken parmesan
Chicken Parmesan (known as chicken parmigiana or chicken parm) is one of the most popular chicken dishes all over the world. Pan fried breaded chicken are topped with tomato sauce and cheese. But very often chicken is not cooked up to our expectations, it is blank or too dry.
This chicken Parmesan is seriously the best and our family favorite! Breaded chicken breasts are fried to crispy and golden brown, topped with homemade tomato sauce and cheeses like Parmesan and mozzarella. No cheddar!!! The chicken finishes cooking in the oven.
how to make chicken parmesan
The method looks at glance like this:
- Pan frying
- Making sauce
It looks like so many steps, but trust me, you will make a restaurant quality dish at a fraction of the cost at home. And it will taste 100 % better than any restaurant chicken parmesan.
You will need only three ingredients for the coating.
- Italian breadcrumbs-both Italian and panko breadcrumbs work really well. To get a crunchier coating, use panko instead of regular breadcrumbs because they absorb less oil and as a result you get crispy crumb.
- Parmesan cheese (shredded)- Pecorino Romano or Provolone can be used too.
- Onion powder
Tomato sauce for chicken Parmesan
I have tried tomato sauce and pasta sauce. Pasta sauce flavored with sautéed onion and garlic gives the best results. And it is thicker than any regular store-bought passata. However, both of them will work well in this recipe.
Is chicken parmesan and chicken parmigiana the same
Have you ever wondered why it is called Chicken Parmesan if it is made with mozzarella? The reason behind it is that it is originated from the Italian region called Parma. That is why it is also known as Parm or Parmi. In Italian they call it Pollo alla parmigiana (pollo means chicken). Despite the different names, it is the same dish.
It was inspired by eggplant parmesan and very similar to it. Breaded eggplant slices are fried and topped with tomato sauce and Parmesan cheese.
Can You Freeze Chicken Parmesan
Yes, it freezes really well. But it will not be crispy after defrosting.
Cook it, cool completely and transfer to an airtight container or a freezer bag. Once ready to use, transfer to a fridge and allow to thaw overnight. Alternatively you can keep it at room temperature for 3-4 hours and let it defrost.
Love Chicken Parmesan?
What to serve with chicken Parmigiana?
Cacio e peppe- creamy black pepper pasta with Pecorino Romano cheese
Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes - a perfect choice for a quick side dish.
Mashed Cauliflower- for low carb lovers.
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