By HeatherFeather on April 13, 2002
Photo by HeatherFeather
Photo by HeatherFeather
"This is a family favorite meal and one I make for special occasions, such as birthday dinners. The cooking method of this particular version is different from the conventional chicken parmigiana recipes I always used to make. Once I tried this much easier and moister version, I never went back to the "old" method. I often use homemade sauce in this, but a good-quality bottled sauce, such as Classico or Barilla, is perfectly acceptable as well. I serve this chicken atop mounds of freshly cooked pasta with some additional heated sauce. I have often chosen to replace the mozzarella with thin slices of Provolone cheese. NOTE: Edited to add that pounding the chicken is not necessary with this method. Part of what is unique about this recipe is that even the meatier pieces of chicken get so moist & tender as it braises in the sauce."
Serving Size: 1 (224 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
"This is very easy and the chicken is moist. Even my very picky daughter liked it. I will be making this again."
"This is a great way to prepare chicken! It is so easy and so good. I couldn't believe how tender the chicken was. I flattened the chicken breasts before breading them. I served the chicken with noodles and a salad."
"Absolutely excellent, easy to make, and quick enough to be a weekday dinner. This goes in my file of recipes I use all the time."
"my son asked for chicken parmigiana for his birthday dinner so i tried this. everyone loved it. truly delicious. thank you heatherfeather. this is a keeper."
"The chicken was perfectly moist, the recipe extremely simple and quick with outstanding results! The only thing that I did differently was to use boneless skinless thigh cutlets (because I had some in the freezer that I needed to use). Next time I will definitely use the chicken breasts instead. I am so thrilled that I found a lower in fat, easier to make, and just as tasty version of this dish! Thanks for posting it!"
"Wowsers! This was great and so easy. I used a good quality bottles pasta sauce and Italian blend for the shredded cheese. I served it over no yolk egg noodles and it was on the table in a flash. The chicken was very moist and full of flavour. It will definately become a regular weeknight meal for our busy family. Enjoyed by all!"
"Absolutely delicious and SOOOOO SIMPLE!! I used my homemade tomato sauce and I also pounded the cutlets very thin. I served it with angel hair and a salad and I'm telling you, this made for one fine Sunday dinner. This is my new way for chick parm....no more oven for me. Thanks Heather"
"This was very tasty and surprisingly easy. My super-picky kids loved it and so did my hubby (who's not overly fond of chicken). I took a tip from another reviewer and pounded the chicken flat before I breaded and cooked it. Delicious!"
"Excellent! Quick and easy and enjoyed by all! Used 16 oz. of tomato sauce (seasoned w/some Italian spices) and about 8 oz. of garlic tomato sauce since this was all I had on hand at the moment. Served this over cooked linguine, topped w/some grated parmesan cheese and a side of sugar snap peas."
"Great. All of my 3 of my boys and my husband loved it. Quick and easy to make; but tastes like you spent hours doing it. Will be making this again."
"Fantastic way to do parmigiana. Better than my old way if browning and then baking in the oven. Thanks Heather for the great recipe"
"Into permanent file, passed the test with Italian huusband who has very high standards for his Italian food.Pounded chicken flat,used homemade leftover pizza sauce & shredded mozzarella, panko bread crumbs,freshly chopped oregano. Very easy,Thanks H.Feather!"
"This is so easy and very delicious! I followed the recipe except I flattened the chicken and only used 3 chicken breast halves and a 26 oz. jar of spaghetti sauce. The chicken came out very moist!"
"I made this dish for some friends of ours who were in town. We all loved it. I liked the crispy chicken with the tomato sauce. I served this with spaghetti, lettuce salad and garlic bread. Thank you for sharing your recipe with us."
"4 stars because even though we enjoyed it, the kids did not."
"I have never made or eaten chicken parmie before this, so I have no idea how this is supposed to taste. What I can say is Italian hubby hoovered the plate and said it was the best parmie he had ever tasted. Into the keeper pile it goes! I will admit I used bought breast fillet snitzels so it was less messy. I just made sure I chose the fattest ones I could find. Before I put the sauce on I sprinked some grated parmesan on the chicken so it seemed to have the real italian flavour I like with my snitzels. This is a great recipe, thankyou for posting it!"
"This was terrific! My family is tough to please and this was a hit with them all. It's an easy recipe and a pleaser, thanks for sharing!"
"Nice and simple! I have no complaints with this recipe. My family and I really liked it. As it states in the recipe the chicken really does stay moist and for chicken breasts thats a great accomplishment. thanks for the recipe!"
"I can't believe I've never rated this recipe/cooking method. It Rocks! I've made this several times now and its always a winner. It's also really easy to adjust the recipe for 2 people or 6 people."