3 hours ago
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
I have always had this thing against chicken parmesan.
I feel that melted mozzarella cheese & tomato sauce does not belong on top of veal or chicken, it is just not meant to be.
It's just me. I am a food snob. I consider it pizzeria food. My brother and husband always order this dish when in a red sauce joint. They love it. I always sneer when it comes to the table.
This is not a dish that is served in Italy, it is an American thing.
Well, I am an American, so I guess it would be ok to make this and get over myself.
I hate to admit that this was so simple and satisfying. I see why kids and boys (men) love this dish! I am now converted! I loved this! Comfort food at its best.
Stacey Snacks "Chicken Parm" (as we call it in NJ):
~ 1 package of boneless chicken breasts (don't use the thin ones)
~ panko or seasoned bread crumbs
~ 1/4 cup of parmesan cheese
~ salt & pepper
~ fresh mozzarella cheese
~ tomato sauce
Dip your chicken breasts in the FEB mixture (flour, eggs, breadcrumbs mixed w/ cheese). Fry in oil about 4 minutes on each side until they start to get golden in color.
In a casserole dish, lay some tomato sauce (jar of your favorite sauce is fine) on the bottom.
Lay breaded chicken breasts in casserole.
Spoon some tomato sauce over the breasts (sounds provocative!).
Top with fresh sliced mozzarella cheese (the stuff in water is best). I dab the tops with some pesto.
Bake in a 350 oven for about 30 minutes until sauce is bubbling.
Serve on pasta if you like!
This was really good. Don't tell anyone!