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Saucy Chicken Parmesan
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Saucy Chicken Parmesan

Course Main Course, Poultry
Cuisine American, Italian Inspired
Keyword easy-chicken-recipes, parmesan-chicken, saucy-chicken-parmesan
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author Melissa Sperka

Ingredients

  • 6 6-8 oz boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • salt and black pepper
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 large egg beaten with 1 Tbsp water
  • 1 ¼ cup panko breadcrumbs
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese plus additional for serving
  • 1 tsp dry Italian seasoning
  • ½ tsp garlic salt
  • 1 Tbsp butter and 3 Tbsp olive oil plus additional as needed
  • 1 15 oz jar prepared marinara or spaghetti sauce plus additional as needed
  • 1 lb dry pasta i.e. linguine, angel hair pasta, thin spaghetti
  • 6 slices thick cut mozzarella cheese

Instructions

  • Cook the pasta per the package instructions in salted water until al dente. Drain well.
  • Warm the marinara sauce in a microwave safe dish or on the stove top in a small saucepan. .
  • Meanwhile, place the chicken breasts between 2 pieces of plastic wrap and use the smooth side of a meat mallet to pound to approximately ⅜-inch thickness. Season lightly with salt and black pepper.
  • In a shallow bowl, mix together panko, Parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning and garlic salt.
  • To coat, dredge both sides of the seasoned chicken in the all-purpose flour. Dip in the beaten egg, shaking off the excess. Coat both sides in seasoned crumbs.
  • In a large skillet heat 1 Tbsp of butter with 3 Tbsp of olive oil. Brown the chicken pieces over medium-high heat until golden cooking for around 2-3 minutes on each side. If thicker, adjust time. Add additional butter and olive oil to the skillet as needed.
  • Preheat the oven to broil. Move oven rack to the upper third of oven.
    If using an oven safe skillet: Drizzle each piece with ¼ cup warm marinara sauce. Top each piece of chicken with one slice of cheese.
    To prepare on a baking sheet: Place onto a baking pan spritzed with cooking spray. Drizzle each piece with ¼ cup warm marinara sauce. Top each piece of chicken with one slice of cheese.
  • Broil for 2-3 minutes or until the cheese has melted, bubbly and golden.
  • Drizzle warm marinara sauce on the pasta and place the chicken on top. Sprinkle with additional grated Parmesan cheese for serving.
  • Serve immediately.