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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Best Chicken Parmigiana Ever!

I have tried  A LOT of Chicken Parmesan recipes. 

This is absolutely the yummiest, most fabulous Chicken Parm I have ever had!! (It is even better than anything I have had in a restaurant!) 

Thanks to The Pioneer Woman for this wonderful recipe! 

What makes it so excellent is the sauce.  It is rich with flavor!  Since I have made it I have actually day-dreamed about it a few times!

It is just that good!

Now doesn't that look divine?

Start out with boneless chicken breasts.  Trim fat and put in a bag, or between wax paper.

Pound with a meat mallet (or soup can) until very very thin and flat!

Dredge 'em in the flour mixture

Place gently in the hot oil and butter. 

Turn them over when they are golden brown and slightly crisped.  Repeat on other side and remove from pan and set aside.

In the same pan make the marinara sauce.  Add the chicken back in and top with lots of shredded Parmesan cheese.

Cover and let simmer until cheese is melted.

The result:  An incredibly satisfying dinner!  One you can be proud of!!


4 whole (up To 6) Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts, Trimmed And Pounded Flat

½ cups All-purpose Flour

Salt And Pepper, to taste

½ cups Olive Oil

2 Tablespoons Butter

1 whole Medium Onion, Chopped

4 cloves Garlic, Minced

¾ cups Wine (white Or Red Is Fine)
(I used Chianti)

3 cans (14.5 Oz.) Crushed Tomatoes

2 Tablespoons Sugar

¼ cup Chopped Fresh Parsley

1 cup Freshly Grated Parmesan Cheese

1 pound Thin Linguine

Mix flour, salt, and pepper together on a large plate.

Dredge flattened chicken breasts in flour mixture. Set aside.

At this time, you can start a pot of water for your pasta. Cook linguine until al dente.

Heat olive oil and butter together in a large skillet over medium heat. When butter is melted and oil/butter mixture is hot, fry chicken breasts until nice and golden brown on each side, about 2 to 3 minutes per side.

Remove chicken breasts from the skillet and keep warm.

Without cleaning skillet, add onions and garlic and gently stir for 2 minutes. Pour in wine and scrape the bottom of the pan, getting all the flavorful bits off the bottom. Allow wine to cook down until reduced by half, about 2 minutes.

Pour in crushed tomatoes and stir to combine. Add sugar and more salt and pepper to taste. Allow to cook for 30 minutes. Toward the end of cooking time, add chopped parsley and give sauce a final stir.

Carefully lay chicken breasts on top of the sauce and completely cover them in grated Parmesan. Place lid on skillet and reduce heat to low. Allow to simmer until cheese is melted and chicken is thoroughly heated. Add more cheese to taste.

Place cooked noodles on a plate and cover with sauce. Place chicken breast on top and sprinkle with more parsley. Serve immediately. 

Serves 6


  1. Oh This looks divine!!! Totally making this soon:)

  2. Deliciousness!!! That looks very delicious! Will be making that..thanks sis!

  3. I have been meaning to make her Chicken Parm forever now! You just convinced me to! Looks so good!

  4. I had a FB friend rave about this too, now I really want to make looks delicious!

  5. the sauce recipe looks almost exactly like my grandma sue's recipe that she got from her mom, who was straight from Italy so its gotta be good:)

  6. Mindy, I tried this recipe and it was sooo delish!! Wow!! Definitely is the best I've ever had too :) Thanks for sharing!!

  7. Thanks Marci! Glad you have been enjoying the recipes!!

  8. This is amazing.I added some fresh oregano and basil and Ive never tasted better parma.So good my family raved about it!

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