Chicken Parmesan

Adapted from

  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (butterflied) 
  • 1 teaspoon salt (divided)
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper (divided)
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon italian seasoning
  • 1/2 cup (72g) all-purpose flour (GF flour works well)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup (157g) panko breadcrumbs (GF panko works well)
  • 2/3 cup (60g) grated parmesan cheese, divided 
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil 
  • 1 cup marinara sauce (250g)
  • 4 oz fresh mozzarella, sliced (112g))

  • Preheat the oven to 400-F.
  • Butterfly the chicken breasts and cut into 2 equal pieces. Pound with a mallet to 1/3-inch thickness. 
    Season both sides of the chicken with ½ teaspoon of salt and ½ teaspoon of ground black pepper. Set aside.
  • Place flour, salt, ground black pepper, garlic powder, and Italian seasoning in a shallow bowl. Whisk to combine.
  • Place the egg in a second bowl. Whisk in 2 tablespoons water. 
  • Add the panko breadcrumbs and 1/3 cup of the parmesan cheese to a third bowl. Whisk to combine.
  • Dredge the chicken breast cutlets in the flour mixture, making sure all sides are coated. Pat off any excess flour. 
  • Place the chicken into the egg mixture, allow excess drip off.
  • Dip into the breadcrumb mixture, gently pressing, making sure chicken is completely coated. 
  • Heat half the vegetable oil in a 10-inch skillet over medium heat. When the oil is hot, place as many pieces of chicken that can (there should be room around each piece so they can brown properly). 
  • Cook for 4-5 minutes on each side, until golden and cooked through to an internal temperature of 165F or 74C. Remove to a baking sheet. If there are remaIning cutlets to cook, add just enough oil to cook remaining pieces. 
  • Place the chicken on a baking sheet. Top each piece with a few tablespoons of marinara sauce. 
  • Top chicken with fresh mozzarella and sprinkle with the remaining 1/3 cup of parmesan cheese.
  • Bake at 400-F for 5-10 minutes, until the cheese is melted. Alternatively, you can place the chicken in an air fryer at 400-F for 3-4 minutes, until the cheese is melted
  • Serve immediately.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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