This surprisingly easy, 30-minute Chicken Parmesan recipe is a far cry from the over-floured and fat-fried version of the past. Instead, I’m sharing my tips to deliver juicy chicken breasts with a delicious bite nestled in a flavorful tomato sauce with a mozzarella cheese-pull that’ll stun even the cheesiest eater, with every single bite.
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So why do they call it Chicken Parmesan? Probably because someone in the family didn’t like eggplant. Go figure!
Italians on the island of Sicily (who we lovingly thank for introducing us all to the Mediterranean flavor-ed influences we love about Southern Italian cooking #bowdown) would dip slices of eggplant in egg and ground bread crusts, fry them up, and then top them with slices of homemade tomato sauce and Parmesan cheese then pop the whole shebang in the oven.
So most likely, some husband said (sound familiar?), “I’m not going to eat EGGPLANT! Give me CHICKEN!” (Is that my husband I hear speaking up?)
And this is likely where Chicken Parm was born.
Chicken Parmesan may not be authentically Sicilian, or even red-blooded-Italian. But seriously…this version prepared with this year’s healthy-ish-but-still-comfort-food-in-30-minutes-goals in mind, ticks off so many of my meal planning check boxes I’m pretty sure nations of eaters are totally okay with looking past it’s family tree.continue to the recipe… about How to Make Homemade Chicken Parmesan