chicken parmesan

I’m not very experienced in the realm of Italian cooking.  Once in a while we eat spaghetti and meatballs or fettucine alfredo and that’s typically the extent of it.  But last week I bought some chicken breasts and panko bread crumbs in the same shopping trip, and those two items jogged my memory of one of my favorite dishes…Chicken Parmesan.

I hadn’t prepared Chicken Parmesan in over a year, but it was on our dinner table last week!

Here’s how I make it:

Chicken Parmesan

1/3 c. butter

2 cloves garlic, minced (or 1/4 tsp. garlic powder)

1 1/2 c. panko bread crumbs (these light and airy bread crumbs are the BEST for breading)

1/2 c. grated parmesan cheese

2 tsp. Italian seasoning (I used basil and oregano)

1/2 tsp. salt

Dash pepper

4 or 5 skinless boneless chicken breast fillets

SAUCE:

1 (14 oz) can diced tomatoes

1 T. sugar

1 tsp. dried thyme

1/4 tsp. salt

1/4 tsp. pepper

Preheat oven to 350.  Melt butter and add garlic.  In a shallow bowl or plate, combine bread crumbs, parmesan, and seasonings.

Dip chicken breasts in the butter, then press into the bread crumb mixture on both sides.  Place the chicken in a greased 9×13 baking dish.  Pour any remaining butter around the edges of the chicken.

Bake 45-50 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink in the center.  While chicken is baking, combine sauce ingredients in a small saucepan and heat through.  Spoon over baked chicken.

*Serve with pasta and a green salad for a complete meal.  And a fresh loaf of artisan bread with olive oil and balsamic vinegar if you’d like!  (More to come on my new venture in Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day…)

-Abby

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