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baked chicken parmesan

Baked Chicken Parmesan


  • Author: chefjar
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 6

Description

The Best Chicken Parmesan (parmigiana) with an incredibly delicious coating, topped with a flavorful tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese baked until melted and bubbly!


Ingredients

Chicken

  • Large eggs-2
  • Garlic cloves (minced)- 1 tbsp.
  • Fresh parsley ( finely chopped)- 2 tbsp.
  • Salt and ground black pepper- to taste
  • Chicken breasts -6
  • Italian bread crumbs- 1 1/3 cup
  • Fresh grated Parmesan cheese- 1/2 cup
  • Onion powder- 1 tsp.
  • Vegetable oil- 1/4 cup  for frying

The Sauce

  • Olive oil- 1/4 cup
  • Onion ( finely chopped)-1
  • Garlic cloves (minced)- 1 tbsp.
  • Pasta sauce- 17 ounces ( 500 g)
  • Sugar- 1 tsp.
  • Italian herb mix - 1 tsp.
  • Salt  and pepper- as needed

The Topping

  • Mozzarella cheese ( sliced)- 10 ounces ( 300 g)
  • Parmesan cheese ( shredded)- 1/3 cup
  • Basil leaves ( chopped)- 2 tbsp.

Instructions

Chicken:

  • Preheat your oven to 430°F  (220°C) with the rack in the middle of the oven. Grease a large baking tray ( that will accommodate 6 chicken breasts) with a cooking spray. Keep aside.
  • In a large bowl combine eggs, garlic  and parsley. Season the mixture with salt and pepper. Place each chicken breast into the egg mixture and coat evenly.  Cover the bowl with a plastic wrap  and allow to marinate for 10 minutes. To achieve a deeper flavor,  marinate chicken overnight.
  • Just before cooking the chicken, mix  bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese and onion powder in another shallow dish. Take one chicken breast and dip into the Parmesan-breadcrumbs mixture, coating every inch. Repeat with the remaining  breasts.
  • Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Once it is hot, add chicken  and fry until golden brown , about 10 minutes ( 5 minutes per side). Transfer the chicken on prepared baking tray.

Sauce:

  • In the same skillet/ non stick pan heat olive oil over medium heat. Saute onion until transparent, about 2 minutes.  Add the minced garlic and cook until fragrant, about 20-30 seconds.
  • Pour the pasta sauce into the skillet and  mix. Season with Italian herb mix, sugar, salt and pepper. Mix well and cook 1-2 minutes. Remove from the heat when the sauce is about to bubble. Adjust  seasoning to your liking.

Assemble:

  • Top each chicken breast with about 1/2 cup sauce.  Place 2-3 slices of mozzarella cheese and 2 tbsp. of shredded Parmesan cheese. Sprinkle with the chopped  basil leaves.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and cheese is melted.
  • Serve with pasta, mashed cauliflower, steamed broccoli or roasted asparagus.

how to make chicken parmesan

  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 30 min
  • Category: Chicken recipes
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Calories: 559 kcal
  • Sugar: 5 g
  • Sodium: 204 mg
  • Fat: 34 g
  • Saturated Fat: 11 g
  • Carbohydrates: 25 g
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Protein: 32 g
  • Cholesterol: 139 mg

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