I was told by Meagan that I was on my own this week for dinner due to her diet before our wedding this weekend.  Due to this freedom, I decided to go all out and make one thing that would work for three of my meals this week.  I came across this recipe and thought it would be a perfect meal to even heat up a few days later.  Lets just say Meagan was definitely jealous of my meal while she sat there and ate turkey burgers.  There’s no doubt I won best meal of the week this time.

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Chicken Parmesan


1 cup Italian-seasoned breadcrumbs
2 Tbsp all purpose flour
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper
2 skinned and boned chicken breasts
3 egg whites, lightly beaten
1 Tbsp olive oil
Tomato Sauce
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese

Tomato Sauce:
1/2 small onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 14.5 oz. can diced tomatoes with basil, garlic, and oregano
1/4 cup white wine
1/4 cup tsp flaked red peppers
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 cup dry basil flakes


(I chose to start making the sauce first)
Saute onion and garlic in the oil over medium high heat
Once tender, add tomatoes, wine and red pepper
Simmer, uncovered for 20 minutes
Add salt and basil

Combine breadcrumbs, flour and red pepper into large bowl
Put egg whites in another large bowl that chicken will fit in
Place chicken breasts between 2 sheets of plastic wrap
Flatten with meat tenderizer or rolling pin
Heat skillet with oil at this time on med/high
Dip chicken in egg whites, then coat in bread crumbs
Repeat the above step to double coat chicken
Cook chicken 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until done
Place chicken in baking dish and coat evenly with tomato sauce
Spread cheeses over the top
Bake for 20 mins at 350 degrees
Optional - You can plate over cooked pasta

adapted from Southern Living Cookbook (America's Best Home Cooking)


5 Responses to “Chicken Parmesan”

  1. #
    The Wieds — July 20, 2011 at 4:25 am

    There is no doubt we are related. I saw this in my cookbook this week too, but never got around to making it. Guess you can just bring me your leftovers! :)


  2. #
    Ann — July 20, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    Love, love, LOVE chicken Parmesan! GREAT idea and I love that you double coated the chicken! Can I come over?…


  3. #
    Kimby — July 21, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    Guess what you’ll be making for dinner the week after the wedding? :)


  4. #
    Fresh Garden — July 23, 2011 at 5:36 am

    Wow! Delightful and yummy!


  5. #
    Tina (PinayInTexas) — August 1, 2011 at 5:33 pm

    I love chicken parmesan!!! Your version looks really good!


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