I love chicken parmesan.
Whatever you want to call it, I've had it lots of different ways, and this is my favorite.
When I don't have time to make sauce, I use
A jar. ;)
This is a great marinara type sauce I get at Sam's Club, to die for delish!
For this recipe you need:
Chicken breasts, boneless, skinless
3 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup water
Flour for dredging (not like the river. Yuck)
Fresh bread crumbs if available (Remember I use old bread, crumb it and keep it in the freezer)
So far, easy-peasy, right????
Beat eggs. Add water to thin them a smidge
Put 1/2 cup flour (give or take) on plate or in bowl for dredging
Put bread crumbs in bowl big enough for thrashing chicken around.
Cut chicken breasts into smaller pieces. Pound out if too thick. (This also releases pent-up anger management issues, very therapeutic)
Dip chicken into flour
Then egg/water mixture:
Then into the bread crumb bowl they go!
(feel free to add Italian seasonings to the bread crumbs if you must. I like mine with salt, pepper and garlic... But you can add basil... oregano... parsley...onion... Whatever your heart's desire!!!)
Now heat your olive oil to hot, not smokin'... Don't burn the house down,
that's all I'm sayin'...
Settle enough chicken into the pan to allow room for turning...
Brown on both sides...
Chicken will look like this... And right now you're almost done. Really.
Place chicken onto cookie sheet or pan.... top with cheese. Keep warm in 250 degree oven while cooking pasta and warming sauce in microwave...
And here's where I messed up because I forgot to snap a picture of a pretty plate filled with Barilla pasta al dente, Chicken Parmesan, covered with the jarred marinara and dusted with Parmesan cheese...
So here's one from the Internet!
Just so you know... I used more sauce than that ... Really, that's barely worth mentioning.... And I didn't do the broccoli although it looks wonderful.
I totally, absolutely carb-loaded.
Shame on me! ;)
And here's a gratuitous picture of something cuter than cute...
This was yesterday at my house... How cute are they? All of' 'em???
A representative sampling of how fun my week has been!