Two-Serving Chicken Parmesan with Classic Marinara Sauce
Indulge in the classic Italian flavors of Chicken Parmesan, a beloved dish that combines tender chicken with the rich taste of Classic Marinara pasta sauce and melted cheese. This recipe serves two and is the perfect choice for a romantic dinner or an intimate evening at home.
- 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 large egg
- 1 cup breadcrumbs (plain or Italian-seasoned)
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 pouch Le Sauce & Co. Classic Marinara Gourmet Pasta Sauce
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- Fresh basil leaves for garnish (optional)
- Cooked pasta of your choice for serving
- Bring a pot of salted water to a boil in preparation for the pasta.
- Prep the Chicken: Preheat your oven to 400°F
- Place each chicken breast between two sheets of plastic wrap or parchment paper. Using a meat mallet or the flat side of a heavy pan, gently pound the chicken breasts to an even thickness of about 1/2 inch.
- Season the chicken with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
- Dredge the Chicken:
- In three separate shallow bowls, place the flour in one, the beaten egg in another, and combine the breadcrumbs with the grated Parmesan cheese in the third.
- Dredge each chicken breast in the flour, making sure it's evenly coated.
- Dip the floured chicken into the beaten egg, allowing any excess to drip off.
- Finally, coat the chicken with the breadcrumb and Parmesan mixture, pressing the breadcrumbs onto the chicken to ensure they adhere.
- Cook the Pasta according to the package instructions, usually about 10-12 minutes.
- Cook the Chicken:
- In a large ovenproof skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat.
- Add the breaded chicken breasts to the skillet and cook for about 2-3 minutes on each side, or until they are golden brown and crispy. The chicken should be cooked through at this point.
- Add the Sauce and Cheese: Once the chicken has been cooked, in the same skillet, add one spoon full of the Classic Marinara pasta sauce to the top of each chichen piece. Sprinkle the shredded mozzarella cheese evenly over the chicken.
- Bake and Finish: Place the skillet into the preheated oven and bake for about 5-7 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
- While the Chicken Parmesan is baking, you can drain and set your pasta aside and add the rest of your classic marinara to the pot
- Once the chicken is done, garnish the dish with fresh basil leaves (if desired).
- Serve the Chicken Parmesan over the cooked pasta.
- Enjoy Your Homemade Chicken Parmesan:
- Savor the delicious combination of crispy, golden-brown chicken, rich Classic Marinara pasta sauce, and gooey, melted cheese. This classic Italian dish is a true comfort food masterpiece that's sure to impress your dining companion.
This two-serving Chicken Parmesan with Classic Marinara Sauce is a delightful and elegant meal that's perfect for special occasions or whenever you're in the mood for a taste of Italy. Enjoy the savory, cheesy goodness of this dish with your favorite pasta, and create a memorable dining experience right at home.