Chicken Parmesan

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Chicken parmesan is not only great-tasting, but dead simple to make. That is why chicken parmesan is one of my favorite meals to cook. In fact, it is probably my hands-down specialty. Because it is so tasty and so easy, I love making chicken parmesan. Follows are my instructions for making killer chicken parmesan. Just stick with me here and you'll go places kid. Trust me on this one.
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Step 1: Ingredients

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You will need:

2-3 boneless and skinless chicken breasts
Large block of mozzarella cheese
Romano pecorino (parmesan) cheese
2 eggs
1/4 cup milk
Parsley flakes
Garlic powder
Marinara sauce
Italian style bread crumbs
Canola oil

A couple of plates
Oven-safe glass dish
Paper towels
Cutting boards

Step 2: Prepare the chicken

The idea is to cut each chicken breast into thin cutlets. So, first start by chopping off any "extra bits." Large extra bits can be turned into small cutlets. Smaller ones should probably be tossed as scrap.

Also, trim away any extra fat, blood and guts or bits of meat that don't look right.

Next, slice the chicken breast in half length-wise to make two thin and long cutlets.

Finally, tenderize the meat by gently tapping it on both sides with the sharp edge of the blade.

Step 3: Egg batter

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Make the egg batter by mixing together an egg, 1/4 cup of milk, a few sprinkles of garlic powder and a generous amount of parsley flakes.

If after you mix it well, there does not appear to be any parsley flakes floating atop the surface, sprinkle some more into the mix.

Step 4: Bread crumbs

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I swear by Progresso Italian-style bread crumbs.

In other projects in which I have used these, people have suggested making your own breadcrumbs with slightly stale bread and a little bit of romano pecorino (parmesan) cheese. Feel free to give this a try.

Kshitij02112 years ago
is the baking of oven in units of celsius or farenheit??


Skalabachuchu6 months ago

can i do this on microwave?

no but you can inside one.

JeBroRoRo1 year ago
You just made me hungry
Kshitij02112 years ago
Is it okay to use olive oil in place of the canola oil
overall awesome recipe!! Just going to make it... :D
I made this about a week ago and it came out fantastic!! Just one modification I made was to use non stick cooking spray instead of dunking it in all that oil. No noticeable taste or cooking time change. Chicken came out moist and tender and I was able to cut it without a knife.

What else you got in your easy cooking repertoire?
wolfeneye5 years ago
 mmm it sounds good BUT pecorino romano isn't parmesan!!! This recipe is Italian as Chinese tea :) but I admit that it can be tasty
randofo (author)  wolfeneye5 years ago
Please explain.
Sure: Parmesan (parmigiano) and Pecorino Romano are very different. Parmesan is made by cow milk, has its own method of production and aging (extremely important) and, the most important information, is made only around Parma. That's very important because the main differences between cheeses depends on the grass eaten by cows or sheeps or anyelse animal.
Pecorino Romano is made around the country near Rome; then it is a kind of cheese, a sheep cheese (pecorino in Italian) and it's made by cheese milk. Sheep milk is stronger than the cow one: it's more acid and nutrient. In facts sheep cheese is spicy (if I can use this terminology), strong flavoured, intense, """acid""".
In my region in Italy, Abruzzo, we have maaaaaany cheeses, expecially pecorini (sheep cheeses). My town has its own kind of pecorino, il Pecorino di Atri (Atri is my town) that is really spicy, according to the ancient recipe, production method and the aging method.
Cheeses are raeally various and a minimal change in a part of their way of production may causes a differencein taste.
I know this things because my father has a Typical Abruzzo's Food Market, really smal but full of culinaries diamonds :D.
The, for my words "this recipe is Italian as Chinese tea" eheh, well... that's it: former, we don't mix pasta and that kind of recipe in the same dish :), we nor dream it ahahah then cicken meat is not so right to mix with tomatoes-based sauces and a strong cheese... simply it isn't right :D it's not so equilibrated, you can't recognize every taste of every ingredient and then... canola oil??? What's canola oil??? :D We use only olive oil.
BUT i admit that can be a tastefull recipe (not Italian anyway)
mikoto5 years ago
Great instructable. Mr Picky and little Mr picky liked it. Finally another chicken recipe in the repertoire. (^_^)
Thank you so much randolfo!! Always tastes sooooo much better when you get to make as much as you want, tastes better than a fancy restaurant, and your wallet is happy, all at the same time! This recipe inspired me and with some tweaking to taste, wow just incredible! Thanks again for sharing!!! :D
It looks pretty good to me. No skins to leave on the chicken (kinda) so that is good. I have the same pie glassware.
randofo (author)  Yerboogieman5 years ago
You still mad about that? :-)
I'm not mad about the pie. I'm mad that ever since I've made that pie, my dad has not stopped his nagging.

Every time i send him a recipe from instructables, he brings up that stupid pie.
randofo (author)  Yerboogieman5 years ago
I see. You are just relaying his nagging :-)
I must ask, did you really mean to leave the skins on?
randofo (author)  Yerboogieman5 years ago
That's a complicated question. Yes I did. And I made it twice that way and it actually came out ok for me. However... in retrospect... I probably should have removed them.
Although my dad is the one who announced that my apple pie had skins. No one but me ate it. It is very embarrassing.
Nautilus345 years ago
mmmmm...I used to get a chicken parm sub for lunch every day from a place across the street. maybe now i'll be able to save a bit more money! thanks!
clickdeath5 years ago
Hahahah love this, Mr. Deeds!
slayer_x9115 years ago
Kaiven5 years ago
Mmm... I love these! Thanks for the recipe!
randofo (author)  Kaiven5 years ago
No problem!
Bartboy5 years ago

It looks too good! I'm hungry!!!!!
randofo (author)  Bartboy5 years ago
It is very good. I wish we hadn't eaten it all.