chicken parmesan recipe

Chicken Parmesan Recipe

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If you can find a good Chicken Parmesan Recipe then you've struck gold. It is a real classic favourite and even fussy kids like this chicken recipe. It's a tasty way to cook chicken strips especially for a larger crowd.

It's the Parmesan cheese and garlic combination that make this recipe so delicious. Parmigiano-Reggiano as it's known in Italy is the best Parmesan cheese.This hard-textured cheese is made from skimmed or partially skimmed cow`s milk.

"Delicious Parmesan and Garlic Combination For A Superb Italian Meal."

It has good sharp flavour and used mainly in it's grated form - freshly grated is best. It seems that Parmesan goes well with chicken recipes. You might want to look at my personal favourite Chicken Alfredo Recipe for more Chicken Parmesan Recipe ideas.

When it comes to Parmesan Chicken, I prefer the oven fried Parmesan Chicken Recipe, it always gets rave reviews and is easy to make.

The melted butter can be substituted with beaten egg. Some health consious, creative cooks have tried using yogurt for the wet coating but said it didn't turn out as well as the butter.

If you cannot eat bread then you can substitute the bread crumbs for crushed tortilla chip and cornflakes.

If you have the time there is a delicious crushed garlic and olive oil marinade that will really enhance the flavour of the chicken before you coat it with the crumbs.

The second Chicken Parmesan Recipe is actually called crispy yogurt chicken but it is really similar to chicken parmigiano (parmesan). As I mentioned, some cooks have found that the crumbs didn't stick as well with the yogurt.

Optional Garlic and Olive Oil Marinade

  • 2 tsp. crushed garlic
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

How To Make Chicken Marinade

  1. Combine the crushed garlic and olive oil in a pan and heat until it's just warm. Place the chicken strips and the warm garlic oil in a zip lock bag and place in the refrigerator to marinade all day or as long as you have.

Chicken Parmesan Recipe 1 - Ingredients

: Serves 4 - 6

  • 2lb skinless chicken meat cut into strips
  • 1 clove of crushed garlic
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1 cup dried bread crumbs (or your substitution)
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese (Parmigiano-Reggiano is good)
  • 2 Tablesppons freshly chopped Parsley
  • small pinch salt
  • small pinch garlic salt
  • 1 tsp. Italian Herb mix

Parmesan Chicken Cooking Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F or 220 degrees C.

  2. Combine the minced garlic and melted butter in a bowl.

  3. In a seperate bowl combine the bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese,parsley, salt, garlic salt and Italian herb mix.

  4. Dip the chicken strips (marinade or plain) into the garlic butter, then into crumb mixture to coat.

  5. Place coated chicken pieces on to a baking dish, leaving someroom between the pieces. Drizzle with remaining garlic butter and bake uncovered.

  6. Test at about 15 minutes to see if the chicken is cooked through and juices run clear. The parmesan chicken will be nice and browned especially on the bottom.

Chicken Parmesan Recipe 2 - Ingredients

Serves 4

  • 125ml (1/2 cup) lemon juice

  • 70gm (45ml) runny honey

  • 1 clove of garlic, crushed

  • freshly ground black pepper

  • 1,5kg chicken portions

  • 60ml (1/4 cup) plain yogurt

  • 3ml (1/2 teaspoon) salt

  • 120gm (250ml) dried breadcrumbs

  • 250ml (1 cup) crushed cornflakes

  • 12gm (30ml) grated parmesan cheese

  • lemon wedges to garnish

    How To Cook Chicken Parmesan

    1. Combine lemon juice, honey, garlic and black pepper in a glass dish.

    2. Add chicken pieces and stir well to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, preferably all day.

    3. Remove chicken from marinade, drain well. Pat dry with absorbent paper kitchen towels. Brush each piece lightly with yogurt seasoned with salt.

    4. Combine breadcrumbs, cornflakes and cheese in a bowl. Coat each chicken piece in this mixture. Place on a lightly greased baking tray, and bake at 180 C for about 45 minutes, or until tender, turning after 20 minutes.

    5. Serve the chicken parmesan hot garnished with lemon wedges.

    Other Italian Chicken Recipes

    A whole collection of Italian Chicken Recipes including the following favourites below:

    Italian Roast Chicken Recipe

    Tuscan Garlic Chicken Recipe

    Chicken Scarpariello

    Italian Stuffed Chicken Breast Recipe

    More Baked Chicken Recipes

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