This post has been updated to include new images and a recipe video.
I guess it’s the lonely road of the foodie and is kind of an annoying Catch 22.[insert violin solo]
To me, there’s nothing worse than eating (and paying for!) a mediocre or, even worse, a bad meal I know I could have cooked better. Therefore, when I eat out, I like to order things I know I can’t cook as well at home.
For the longest time, I didn’t think my Chicken Parmesan was as good as what I would get at a restaurant. And, as I’ve mentioned before, I’m a big fan of Italian food, so we eat it out (and in) a lot.
I’m so glad I did.
Oh my goodness, not only is this recipe amazingly easy to make, it’s also ridiculously delicious. Like ridiculously (which is why I include it on my meal planning service, No-Fail Meals).
Plus, it is deceptively healthy–well, for chicken parmesan, that is. Yes, there is a good amount of cheese on it, but the breading is very light.
I like to brown the chicken in a skillet for some flavor and color before popping it in the oven to bake at 500 degrees. I know..crazy hot, right? But it does the trick!
This Chicken Parmesan is so delicious, especially with some linguine, spaghetti or (if wanting to go low-carb) zucchini noodles.
No more ordering Chicken Parmesan at restaurants!
Well…maybe sometimes (heehee). A girl’s gotta eat!
If you’re interested in seeing how easy this meal comes together, check out the video below. And stick around after the recipe for the bloopers!
- 2 chicken breasts halves boneless and skinless
- 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
- 1 tbsp dried oregano
- 1 tbsp dried basil
- 1 tbsp dried thyme
- 2 tsp kosher salt
- 1 tsp ground black pepper
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 2 cups tomato sauce
- 4 oz fresh mozzarella thinly sliced
- 2 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
Preheat the oven to 500 degrees F.
Combine the herbs, salt, pepper and breadcrumbs in a shallow dish to blend. Cover chicken breasts with mixture and shake off any excess.
Heat olive oil in large oven-proof skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook just until brown, about 3 minutes per side. Remove the skillet from the heat.
Spoon the tomato sauce over and around the chicken. Sprinkle parmesan over each chicken breast. Cover each chicken breast with mozzarella slices.
Bake, covered with foil, for 10 minutes, and then uncovered for 5 minutes, until the cheese melts and the chicken is cooked through.
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