Chicken parmesan is indeed a favorite recipe whether it is for home meals or in restaurants. If you are planning for a quiet dinner at home with chicken parmesan as the recipe in mind, here are the easy steps on how you can prepare this delicious dish.
What You Need
First off, you will need to prepare the things that you will need for the preparation of chicken parmesan. You need 6 chicken breast halves, 1/2 cup of dried bread crumbs, one teaspoon of dried basil and dried oregano leaves, 1/2 cup of milk preferably with reduced fat content, one tablespoon of olive oil, a jar of marinara sauce, 1/2 cup of grated Parmesan cheese and 1 cup of mozzarella cheese. There are variations of these ingredients especially if you use different recipe books but these are the most basic ones. If you prefer to add other ingredients that you might have seen in shows or read in magazines, then you are free to do so. It is actually recommended for you to do experiments so that you can attain the flavor that suits you best.
Preparing the Chicken Parmesan
The first thing that you need to do is to preheat the oven at 350 0F to make sure that it is already warm enough when you are ready to cook. Of course, you will need to thaw the chicken completely so that it will be easier to cook and for your safety as well. Wash it thoroughly too to avoid any health problems. Prepare all the ingredients you will need, the ones that were stated above including the materials such as bowls, pans, spoons and others.
In a small bowl, combine the bread crumbs, oregano and basil and mix them well. Dip the chicken in the milk and then coat it with this mixture. Use a large skillet and heat oil using medium high heat. When it is already hot, you can now cook the coated chicken. It will take about three minutes for the chicken to be cooked on each side or you can wait until the skin has turned golden brown.
After all the chicken breasts were cooked, arrange them in a dish that is coated with nonstick cooking spray. Leave a little space between each piece so that they are not crowded. Sprinkle the grated parmesan cheese over the chicken. Afterwards, pour the marinara sauce and then sprinkle the mozzarella cheese at the top. Bake the chicken parmesan for about 45 minutes. You have to make sure that the chicken is thoroughly cooked and that the juices are already clear. When the juices are still pinkish, the chicken is not yet cooked so you will have to wait for it to run note that the bottom parts of the chicken parmesan will be more browned than the top parts.
In a little over an hour, you can prepare chicken parmesan without too much hassle. There are only a few things you will need and it will not take too much time to cook. This is also delicious so you and your family will surely love it.