Chicken Parmesan Recipes are one of my favorites to make at home, but also chicken parmesan is one of my favorites to order at a restaurant. This dish initially intimidated me, but realizing I could make it without frying the chicken makes it less intimidating and tastes fantastic. And can you go wrong with pasta for dinner as well?
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As I have gotten older, I prefer to be a homebody, but nothing about being a homebody means sacrificing comfort food. Knowing what goes into your food is a perk of eating at home. Changing the breadcrumb seasoning in this recipe is a great way to change the taste. Plus, weeknight dinners deserve to have tasty food!
What is Chicken Parmesan
The traditional recipe for Chicken Parmesan is also known as Chicken Parmigiana. It is considered a popular Italian-American dish. This is most commonly made using tomato sauce, melted cheese, and breaded chicken cutlets or pieces.
Boneless chicken breasts are pounded into a thinner breast with a meat mallet, coated in breadcrumbs, fried, and topped with tomato sauce and cheese. This is then baked until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
Chicken Parmesan is a popular comfort food dish served in Italian-American restaurants with spaghetti or fettuccini noodles garnished with fresh herbs like Parsley and Basil. The Macaroni Grill Chicken Parmesan and Olive Garden Chicken Parmesan Recipes are the most popular choices. Personally, the Olive Garden one got me hooked on this meal.
Easy Chicken Parmesan Recipes
Always use a meat thermometer to ensure your chicken has cooked to 165 degrees f of internal temperature. Fresh mozzarella cheese or parmesan cheese can be placed on top of the chicken from any of these chicken recipes.
Baked Chicken Parmigiana Recipe-Instead of frying the chicken, make this easy baked chicken using sour cream as a binder for the breadcrumb mixture with Italian seasoning for breaded chicken breast.
Air Fryer Chicken Parmesan– An easy weeknight dinner to make! Use the air fryer to make crispy chicken pieces and not make a mess of frying! Plus, without the oil, this is a healthy chicken dinner option. Use Italian breadcrumbs mixed with parmesan cheese in the breading mixture.
Chicken Parmesan Lasgana-Perfect for the whole family!! Throw pasta, sauce, chicken, no-yolk noodles, and cheese for this easy chicken dinner!
One Pan Chicken Parmesan– Make the whole dish in just one large skillet, including the pasta—easy, quick dinner recipe for busy weeknight dinner time. To start the dish, saute the chicken in olive oil with minced garlic or garlic powder.
Easy Chicken Parmesan Casserole Recipe– Dump into a casserole pan and bake for an easy dinner the whole family will love! Use jarred marinara sauce or homemade marinara sauce in this dish. You will bake with aluminum foil and then remove the foil to melt cheese on top of this.
WW Chicken Parmesan Recipe-This Weight Watchers Chicken Parmesan Recipe is Only 2 Weight Watchers Points per serving. This is a family-approved easy dinner recipe! Pair it up with other low-point foods for a low-point WW dinner! Or serve with pasta for a full Italian dinner.
Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan Recipe-Delicious Chicken Parmesan Crock Pot is the perfect slow-cooker comfort food.
Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan Soup-Has all of the flavors of a decadent comfort food classic in a waistline-friendly slow cooker soup! This family-friendly dinner recipe takes just minutes to prep.
Chicken Parmesan Subs– These easy chicken parmesan sub sandwiches take no time. They are toasty and delicious, and everyone loves them.
Chicken Parmesan Calzone– Just five ingredients until you have all the flavors of chicken Parmesan, but in a hand-held calzone on a weeknight!
Vegan Chicken Parmesan– Make your vegan chicken cutlets with frozen and thawed tofu, marinate them in a garlic and chickeny flavor bath, then bread and bake them with a peppery crust. Melt some dairy-free mozzarella on top and serve it over pasta or as a vegan chicken parm sandwich with plenty of marinaras!
how to store chicken parmesan
Store your leftover chicken parm in an airtight container. You can keep it in the fridge for up to 5 days after cooking.
Storing leftovers properly requires the right tools! My preferred storage method is if the leftovers can be sealed in a food saver. If not, then an air-tight container or Ziploc bag for the fridge is the way I go. The air-tight container and a freezer Ziploc bag are the next best bet for freezing the leftovers. I also use a food scale to often measure leftovers into serving sizes.
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how to freeze chicken parmesan
You can freeze chicken parmesan in an airtight container. If the cheese has already been melted, it may not reheat the same. You can remove the melted cheese and then top it with fresh cheese to melt it when reheating.
how to reheat chicken parmesan
The best way to reheat chicken parmesan is to put a preheated oven and bake it covered with aluminum foil for about 10 minutes
sides for chicken parmesan
Now anything can be served with Chicken Parmesan; these are some of my family’s favorite side dishes.
Garlic Bread– Whether cheesy garlic bread, pull-apart garlic bread, or garlic bread English muffins, you can’t go wrong with garlic bread with an Italian dish like this.
Roasted Vegetables– You can do oven-roasted Acorn squash or oven-roasted potatoes to serve up with your dish.
Simple Green Salad– This can be a Caesar salad or a chef salad.
Pasta– It seems like a typical side dish, but you can use either spaghetti or fettuccine noodles. Also, you could change it up by serving it with Homemade Alfredo Sauce or a rich homemade tomato sauce.
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