Thursday, November 19, 2015

Chicken Parmigiana with Homemade Marinara

I made enough for an army.

I did it on purpose so I wouldn't have to cook on Friday last week, and it worked! :)

I love Chicken Parm and I love marinara, and some restaurants serve it this way, and others use traditional sauce...

I'm a big fan of this! Easy, delicious, and enough for the influx of troops!

I used 5 skinless, boneless chicken breasts, and one batch of sauce, and it worked out well.

Here's what you'll need:

5 skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut thin and pounded out thinner
Italian bread crumbs (store bought or homemade)
3 eggs, beaten with 1/2 cup water
Olive oil
Griddle or big frying pan

Cut the chicken breasts so they're smaller and thinner. I slice them in half to make them half as thick, then in half the other way. Then I use my meat mallet to pound them thinner yet. This helps them to cook evenly and not take too long!

Dredge in flour.

Coat with beaten egg.

 Dip in bread crumbs, both sides.  I seasoned plain frozen crumbs with about a tablespoon of garlic, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper, very simple...

Fry on griddle or in pan until golden brown, then turn and do the same thing. When cooked, remove to cookie sheet.

When all chicken is done, top each cooked filet with mozzarella or provolone cheese. Set aside.

Turn on water for pasta.

For Marinara sauce:

1 large can crushed tomatoes
1 large can diced tomatoes
1/2 cup sweet onion, diced
Crushed garlic cloves (about 4) OR a Tablespoon of granulated garlic
2 Tablespoons sugar
1 Tablespoon basil
2 Tablespoons parsley
1/4 cup olive oil.

Heat oil in 4 quart saucepan. Add onion and garlic, saute until tender and garlic fills house with best aroma ever, except for apple pie...

Add diced and crushed tomatoes, stir. Add rest of ingredients. Stir. Heat. Done.

I'm serious, this is mega-delicious and that's all there is to it.

NOTHING FANCY OR CRAZY and oh, so good!

Cook pasta once water boils.... Then serve with Chicken and marinara!

Bon Appetit!

And here's a sign of seasonal change: The first clementines in the market!!!

Oh, I could just KISS them, they're so delicious!!!!!

But I won't kiss them. I'll save my kisses for sweet babies!!!!

Happiest of Thanksgivings to all of you! The cafe is closed next Thursday, so I'm wishing you delicious pies, amazing turkey and God's saving grace from upstate New York.

God bless you!

Ruthy Logan Herne is a best-selling, multi-published author who loves God, her family, her country and you can throw dogs, coffee and chocolate into the mix, too! She loves hanging out with little kids and thinks the gift of life is the most amazing thing of all... and it would be silly to waste it! You can find her on facebook where she loves to chat with folks or her website!


  1. Happy Thanksgiving, Ruthy!!! We had ours a month ago so everything up here is all about Christmas now. And winter tire commercials. But Mother Nature is confused and she thinks it`s early fall still so we`re having glorious sunny days. Shhh don`t tell her she`s messed up.

    1. Kav, here, too! That jet stream is swooping back up and missing you and me by a bit!!!!! I'll take it! Laughing at the tire commercials. Ditto! And I'm doing some outside Christmas decorating to get ahead of the game before the weather gets dreadful. I'd rather do it in 60 degrees than 28 and windy!!!

  2. Happy Thanksgiving to you also Ruthy. Wo I can hardly believe it is Thanksgiving already. Family are arriving this weekend. Lots going on. Yay.
    Have fun with yours.
    I am so thankful for all of you in my life. smile

    1. Sandra, right back at you! I love the holidays, I love getting family together. We are so blessed!

  3. I'm hungry! and I wanna hold that baby! Finn sure has developed personality! don't think I could keep up with him though LOL!

    1. Suzy (Susanna!!) Finn is a hoot, isn't he? What a fun kid to have around, he's just totally himself. And The Little Princess is smiling all the time, now. So precious! I'm so glad you stopped on over!

  4. Yummy! I've never made this... maybe it's time?? Happy Thanksgiving!

    1. A family favorite here, Virginia, although I used to use traditional sauce.... I like this much better, done in five minutes!

  5. Will definitely try this, Ruthy! I love chicken parmesan! And I like this easy version.

    I can NOT believe Thanksgiving is next week!!! Oh my gosh.

    1. The years need speed control!!! Thanksgiving.... I love making big family dinners and everyone bringing something to share.... Such a wonderful thing! Happy Thanksgiving to all!