Thursday, October 14, 2010

Thursday's Eats ~ Chicken Parmigiana

I found this recipe in my wonderful Taste of Home Cookbook.

The Taste of Home Cookbook

I love its easy to follow recipes, with simple ingredients!  This is one of the easiest, but most delicious chicken parmigiana recipes I've made.  Another recipe I've used in the past required frying the chicken breasts, which is more time consuming and fattening. 

First of all, take about 1 lb of chicken breast and rinse it off.  I ended up cutting the chicken breasts in half for portion control and faster cooking time.

Next, combine the breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning, garlic powder and salt in a bowl.

In another bowl, beat one egg

Next, dip the chicken in the egg

Then, coat both sides of the chicken in the dry mixture

Place the chicken breasts in a greased casserole dish

Bake at 375* for 10 minutes, then turn chicken and bake for 10 additional minutes.

Pour sauce over chicken and sprinkle cheese.  

Bake for 15 minutes, or until chicken juices run clear.

Serve with pasta!

Actual kitchen time? 20 minutes, not including the baking time. Not bad for such a delicious recipe!

A trick for spaghetti....after I have cooked spaghetti noodles, I toss them with a little bit of Italian dressing (2-3 TBSP).  This keeps them from sticking and gives them a nice flavor.

Chicken Parmigiana

1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
3 TBSP grated Parmesan cheese
3/4 tsp Italian seasoning
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 egg
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts halves (4 oz each)
26 oz meatless spaghetti sauce (I just used a jar of tomato basil sauce)
3/4 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese (I used a 5 cheese Italian blend instead)
1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

In a shallow bowl, combine the bread crumbs, grated Parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning, garlic powder and salt. In another bowl, beat egg egg.  Dip chicken in egg, then roll in crumbs.

Place in a 13 in x 9 in x 2 in baking dish coated with nonstick cooking spray. Bake, uncovered, at 375* for 10 minutes. Turn chicken; bake for 10 minutes.

Pour spaghetti sauce over chicken; bake for 5 minutes. Sprinkle with cheeses; bake 10 minutes longer or until chicken juices run clear.

Serves 4


  1. This looks exactly like something I'd want. And then it would hurt my stomach like crazy.

    I found this old vegetarian cookbook your mom bought for my mom - totally forgot about it. That book is amazing. I'll have to show you sometime.

  2. Mmm! I make something similar! I like it baked rather than fried! Thanks for sharing!!