What Is Chicken Parmesan?
Crispy chicken Parmesan or Chicken Parmigiana is an Italian-American staple consisting of breaded chicken breast topped with tomato sauce and mozzarella, parmesan cheese, or provolone cheese. The dish stems from an old Italian dish called melanzane alla Parmigiana consisting of breaded and fried eggplant slices but didn’t take the form we know today until the 1900s, finally becoming popular in the 1950s.
How to Make Chicken Parmesan?
This Chicken Parmiagana recipe involves baking, but you can also use a skillet, air fryer, or even a grill for some delicious grilled chicken Parmesan.
How to Cook Chicken Parmesan?
To make this super Easy Chicken Parmesan, slice your chicken breasts or thighs into appropriately sized fillets and then coat each fillet with egg followed by a mixture of panko breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese, garlic powder, oregano, salt and pepper. Once the chicken is thoroughly coated, bake it for 15 minutes before topping with marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese and returning it to the oven for another 5-7 minutes. Finish by broiling for 2-3 minutes to brown the cheese and serve hot.
What Pasta Goes with Chicken Parmesan?
Spaghetti is undoubtedly the classic baked chicken Parmesan pasta, but you can also use penne, orzo, tortellini, etc., to switch things up. You can even enjoy your chicken Parmesan with veggie noodles like zucchini or squash noodles for a healthy, low-carb alternative to pasta.
What to Serve with Chicken Parmesan?
Crispy Chicken Parmesan is an incredibly versatile dish that pairs well with a lot of side dishes. To bring out the best in this dish, serve it with healthy salads, mashed potatoes, garlic bread, rice, or roasted vegetables. The dish also pairs well with pasta and veggie noodles as mentioned above and can also be served with Italian desserts like Affogato, Tiramisu, and Bonet.
Here are our delicious recipes that you can serve with Chicken Parmesan:
How to Store Chicken Parmesan?
You can store any leftover chicken Parmesan in an airtight container in the refrigerator for about 3-5 days. To keep this quick and easy chicken Parmesan for longer, wrap it in plastic wrap or foil and store it in the freezer. When reheating, place your chicken Parmesan in an oven-proof dish, cover it with foil, and bake it for 15 to 20 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.