This week, I made chicken cutlet parmesan with pasta. This was Sam’s original request. I was working on the chicken parmesan, but then Jennifer came home and asked: “If you’re making us chicken cutlet parmesan, can your make extra for chicken parmesan heroes for my class?” “Sure,” I said. “Can you make a Meatball Parmesan hero too?” “Sure,” I said. “Can you make a salad?” “Sure,” I said. Then it was off to the market last night to buy everything but the bread for today. Good thing I’m on vacation huh.
I made us the chicken cutlet parmesan last night. I also made all the extra Chicken Cutlets last night. I posted the recipe for Chicken cutlets about a week ago. Funny how that worked out as you start with chicken cutlets. Here is the recipe for Chicken Parmesan:
Shallow medium size bowl or soup bowl
Large Baking dish
large frying pan
4 – 6 boneless and skinless chicken breasts
2 cups Ma’s Spaghetti Sauce
16 ounces whole milk mozzarella cheese
½ cup flavored breadcrumbs
¼ cup vegetable oil
2 tablespoons parmesan cheese
Preheat oven to 350°. Slice mozzarella cheese in ¼ thick slices using a paring knife or cheese cutter. Add sauce to the bottom of a large baking dish and place near stove. Slice thick chicken breasts in half. Pound all chicken using meat tenderizer/mallet to ½ inch thick. Beat eggs in medium size bowl. Heat large frying pan and oil over medium high heat. Dip one chicken beast at a time into egg mixture. Then, coat with breadcrumbs by pouring ½ a cup of breadcrumbs into a clean dish. Place chicken onto on top of breadcrumbs and press firmly using fork. Flip chicken over and press chicken into breadcrumbs. Lightly shake off excess breadcrumbs. Place chicken breast in frying pan and cook until breadcrumbs brown on both sides. Remove chicken breast to baking dish with sauce and sprinkle tops with parmesan cheese. Cover chicken with sliced mozzarella cheese (Grated mozzarella can also be used), and bake in a 350° oven for 30 minutes.
Serve with Tossed Salad, Garlic Bread, and/or Italian green beans.
See, this recipe is easy-peezy after making the cutlets! Chicken Parmesan is the recipe I made for Jennifer the night I proposed on our front porch. It is also her favorite. I think it Sam’s favorite too!
Here is how I made the party heroes:
Chicken Cutlet Parmesan (party sandwich)
Meatball Hero Parmesan (party sandwich)
Salad: Party Tray
© Russ Ahrens and The Magic of a Perfect Pairing, 2021