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Chicken Parmesan


Recipe Info

  • Servings : 4
  • Prep Time : 25m
  • Cook Time : 20m
  • Ready In : 45m


  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsps olive oil
  • 400g chopped tomatoes
  • 1⁄2 tsp dried basil
  • 1⁄4 tsp dried oregano
  • 1⁄4 tsp sugar
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 2 chicken breasts, halved horizontally
  • 1egg
  • 1⁄2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 225g spaghetti or linguine
  • 1⁄4 cup olive oil
  • 1⁄2 cup mozzarella cheese, grated
  • 1⁄4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated


Step 1

In a large saucepan, heat garlic and 2 tablespoons oil over medium- high heat until garlic starts to sizzle. Stir in tomatoes, basil, oregano, sugar, a pinch of salt and pepper. Bring to a simmer until sauce thickens a bit and flavours combine, 10 to 12 minutes. Cover and keep warm.

Step 2

Put chicken pieces between two sheets of plastic wrap and pound, using your fists or a heavy pan, until the cutlets are about 1⁄4 inch thick.

Step 3

Bring 2 litres of salted water to a boil in a large pot.

Step 4

In a bowl, beat egg until well-blended. In another bowl, mix breadcrumbs and more black pepper. Preheat the oven grill.

Step 5

Working one cutlet at a time, dip both sides of each in beaten egg, then in breadcrumbs. Put cutlets on a wire rack set over a baking tray.

Step 6

Heat remaining 1⁄4 cup oil over medium-high heat in a 12-inch pan.

Step 7

When oil starts to simmer, add cutlets and sauté until golden brown on each side, about 5 minutes total.

Step 8

Wash and dry the wire rack and return to the baking tray. As the cutlets sauté, cook pasta in boiling water according to package directions.

Step 9

Transfer cutlets to clean wire rack over baking tray. Top each with a portion of the cheeses.

Step 10

Grill cutlets, 4 to 5 inches from heat source, until cheese melts and is golden brown.

Step 11

Drain pasta. Put a cutlet and a portion of pasta on each of 4 plates.

Step 12

Spoon 2 or 3 tablespoons of sauce over part of each cutlet, then sauce the pasta as desired. Serve with extra Parmesan.

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