Prairie Tokki LV 10 21-09-21 594 1
Classic chicken parmesan for a classic Italian feast!
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
Total time: 50 minutes
Serving size: 4 servings
Calories: 325 per piece
- 2 skinless, boneless chicken breasts cut in half (4 pieces)
- salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup panko bread crumbs, or more if needed
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour, or more if needed
- 1 cup olive oil for frying
- 1/2 cup tomato sauce
- 1/4 cup fresh mozzarella, cut into small cubes
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
- 1/2 cup grated mozzarella cheese
- 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- Preheat an oven to 450°F (230°C).
- Place chicken breasts between two sheets of heavy plastic (resealable freezer bags work well) on a solid, level surface. Firmly pound chicken with the smooth side of a meat mallet to a thickness of 1/2-inch.
- Season chicken thoroughly with salt and pepper.
- Beat eggs in a shallow bowl and set aside.
- Mix bread crumbs and 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese in a separate bowl, set aside.
- Place flour in a sifter or strainer; sprinkle over chicken breasts, evenly coating both sides.
- Dip flour-coated chicken breast in beaten eggs. Move breast to breadcrumb mixture, pressing the crumbs into both sides. Repeat for each breast. Set aside breaded chicken breasts for about 15 minutes.
- Heat 1 cup olive oil in a large pan on medium heat until it begins to shimmer. Cook chicken until golden, about 2 minutes on each side. The chicken will finish cooking in the oven.
- Place chicken in a baking dish and top each breast with about 1/3 cup of tomato sauce. Layer each chicken breast with equal amounts of mozzarella cheese, fresh basil, and mozzarella cheese. Sprinkle 1 to 2 tablespoons of Parmesan cheese on top and drizzle with 1 tablespoon olive oil.
- Bake in the preheated oven until cheese is browned and bubbly, and chicken breasts are no longer pink in the center, (15-20 minutes). An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).