Thin chicken cutlets dredged in tasty breadcrumbs, smothered in sauce and cheese, and baked to perfection. This is the most delicious healthy chicken parmesan recipe.
It doesn’t get any more Italian-American than a delicious chicken parmesan recipe. Mama Mia! YUM! I’ve been making this simple recipe for YEARS and had every intention to share it YEARS ago but for some reason every time I made it I either screwed it up, kids were screaming for it, or I forgot to take pictures. You think my kiddos would know by now that I need to photograph all food prior to it being consumed. Umm, hello?
Also, I never had a recipe for my chicken parmesan. I just dipped in breadcrumbs, slathered it with sauce and cheese, and then threw it in the oven. Easy. Well, my chicken parmesan is da bomb (yup I say that) and since want to share this recipe I decided to pay attention and take notes while I made my chicken parmesan last week. I suggest a glass of red dry wine with this. Not that I drink wine during the day…well sometimes…but only on Sundays
Let’s get right to the recipe. I think you will be very happy to see this is a very easy recipe.
Over the years I’ve experimented with different breadcrumbs for the chicken. Actually, let me back up. Let’s talk about the chicken first. I use thinly sliced cutlets for chicken parmesan. I purchase them already prepared into cutlets because I’m lazy and don’t like handling chicken more than I need too. If the chicken breasts you buy are on the thicker side then pound it out using a meat mallet. When I do this I put the chicken in a Ziploc bag or in-between two pieces of plastic wrap. Or if the breasts are really big you can cut in half using a sharp knife. Regardless, you want the chicken breasts to be on the thinner side.