Thursday, September 3, 2009

Let's Eat!

I THINK THAT EVERYONE WHO COOKS HAS A VERSION OF CHICKEN PARMESAN. Mine is very easy, very delicious. It cuts down on fat content, on calories. Instead of the usual heavy breading of the chicken breasts, I coat just once. Also the cheeses, (parm, mozzarella) are low fat. Taste isn't lost because of the variety of the ingredients. I use a favorite brand of pasta sauce, one that has chunks of tomato, a rough chop that feels homemade. Of course, you can make your own from scratch...I do sometimes. I love this with long, crispy green beans, or very green asparagus, or, to be sure..pasta! And crunchy bread. Actually I love to dip it into the sauce, probably more than even eating the meal!
Preheat oven to 375 deg.
2 skinless, boneless chicken breasts (increase amount to what is needed). Pound between sheets of plastic wrap or wax paper till about 1/3 in. thin. Salt and pepper.
Spread seasoned bread crumbs(or make your own), on a plate. Press chicken halves into crumbs till they adhere.
Heat about 1 tbls. olive oil in oven proof skillet over medium high heat. Add coated breasts, cook about 2 minutes on each side. Remove to platter.
Spread 1/2 cup tomato sauce on bottom of skillet, add chicken, place 2 tbls. sauce on each piece. Sprinkle some fresh basil leaves over each, 2 tbls. Parmigiano-Reggiano on each, 3/4 cup of shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese over all.
Bake for about 15 min. till cheese is melted and chicken is cooked through. Remove and sprinkle with parsley.
I like to drink a medium bodied Pinot Grigio, rich and fruity, perfect for this meal. Enjoy!


alaine@éclectique said...

Lyn, yummo! especially with the melted cheese and tomato. Will try it soon, thanks!

Lyn said...

Hi Alaine-
Will definitely make this tomorrow..will you join me? I'll bring the wine!

Natalie said...

Yummeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!Thanks Lyn.xx♥

alaine@éclectique said...


Lyn said...

Hi Nat-
It is indeed yum..and so easy!!

Lyn said...

Hi Alaine-
Absolutely..I can't wait..ready to pop that cork!!

Unknown said...

Hi Lyn,

If there's bubbly on offer, I'll be round to your place! I like all Italian-style food and even some of their wines!

Lyn said...

Hi Derrick-
Ah, would that it could occur!! I too find Italian food to be my fav..just bought the mozzarella and took the chicken out of the freezer..yum!!

A Cuban In London said...

Love it, love it, love it. You're right, I think that everyone has their own way of making chicken parmesan and yours is still very yummy.

Many thanks.

Greetings from London.

Lyn said...

Greetings to a Cuban-
No matter how fancy menus get, some stuff is always terrific...tonight!

Jeane Myers said...

yum! I concur, let's eat! :))

Lyn said...

Hi Jeane-
I am off to the kitchen this very minute to start this meal..can't wait!! With a big salad tonight...

Raph G. Neckmann said...

I'd have to have it without the chicken - but I'm sure it'll still taste yummy!

Lyn said...

Hi Raph-
Of course you could make it with eggplant..Eggplant Parmigiano! Or if you like tofu..same recipe..anything with tomato sauce and cheese!!

Deedee said...

Oh Lyn- that looks so delicious... I have to make some soon. As usual, you inspire!

Lyn said...

Hi Deedee-
Thanks for your kind words! I prepared this last night..mmmm.. should have had leftovers, will have to do it again!!

Karen said...

Thank you! I have never tried to make chicken parm, but all that's about to change.

Lyn said...

Hi Karen-
Please do try's so easy..I've had it at least twice since I posted the recipe! And maybe tonight!


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