A delicious Italian breaded chicken smothered with cheese and tomato-based pasta sauce!

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

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  • Pour beaten eggs into a shallow dish or bowl. In another shallow dish or bowl, mix together the grated Parmesan cheese and bread crumbs. Dip chicken breasts into beaten egg, then into bread crumb mixture to coat.

  • In a large skillet, heat oil over medium high heat. Add coated chicken and saute for about 8 to 10 minutes each side, or until chicken is cooked through and juices run clear.

  • Pour tomato sauce into a lightly greased 9x13 inch baking dish. Add chicken, then place a slice of Monterey Jack cheese over each breast, and bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes or until cheese is completely melted.

Nutrition Facts

513.1 calories; protein 44.3g 89% DV; carbohydrates 31.2g 10% DV; fat 22.5g 35% DV; cholesterol 167.6mg 56% DV; sodium 1249mg 50% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
10/27/2005
Delicious! After one bite, my husband said this was the best chicken parmesan he has ever had and told me immediately to put this one in the recipe box. I have to agree, this dish is definitely more than worthy of 5 stars. There are changes I would say is a must though, and I read a lot of the reviews. If you don't do anything else, do these three things - #1) Pound your chicken breasts to an even half-inch thickness. This allows the chicken to stay moist and cook evenly in the skillet. #2) Cut the breading/parmesan mixture in half and reduce the beaten egg to 1. It was more than enough for me, and this is the type of ingredient you can always make more of, but if you make too much at first it will go to waste. #3) Add the cheese slices the last 5 minutes of cooking. 20 min. would be too long and burn the cheese. After 5 min. my cheese melted perfectly. I also added a bit of garlic powder & onion powder to the bread crumb mixture, and used Mozzarella cheese slices instead. As a time saver, when you buy a value pack of chicken breasts, pound some and put them individually in ziplock bags in the freezer. You can defrost them on short notice for this meal. I also prepared most of it while my 10 month old napped, and put the prepared 9x13 dish in the fridge until I was ready to pop it in the oven. I love everything about this recipe, from prep to taste - try it!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/13/2012
beautiful... i'm going to leave the egg out next time though Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/26/2005
Delicious! After one bite, my husband said this was the best chicken parmesan he has ever had and told me immediately to put this one in the recipe box. I have to agree, this dish is definitely more than worthy of 5 stars. There are changes I would say is a must though, and I read a lot of the reviews. If you don't do anything else, do these three things - #1) Pound your chicken breasts to an even half-inch thickness. This allows the chicken to stay moist and cook evenly in the skillet. #2) Cut the breading/parmesan mixture in half and reduce the beaten egg to 1. It was more than enough for me, and this is the type of ingredient you can always make more of, but if you make too much at first it will go to waste. #3) Add the cheese slices the last 5 minutes of cooking. 20 min. would be too long and burn the cheese. After 5 min. my cheese melted perfectly. I also added a bit of garlic powder & onion powder to the bread crumb mixture, and used Mozzarella cheese slices instead. As a time saver, when you buy a value pack of chicken breasts, pound some and put them individually in ziplock bags in the freezer. You can defrost them on short notice for this meal. I also prepared most of it while my 10 month old napped, and put the prepared 9x13 dish in the fridge until I was ready to pop it in the oven. I love everything about this recipe, from prep to taste - try it!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/10/2004
This recipe is the BOMB! It's so easy and incredibly delicious. The only thing that I did differently was that after I coated the chicken with the breadcrumb/parmesan cheese mixture, I set it aside in the refridgerator for about 30 minutes so that the coating would stick really well to the chicken when it was cooking in the skillet later. I also used mozarella cheese slices rather than monterey jack cheese. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/08/2010
OMG! This was fabulous!!! Only made a few changes out of necessity as I didn't have all the ingredients on hand.... Added extra dried onion and garlic powder, dried oregano and sweet basil to the bread crumbs as I didn't have the seasoned variety on hand. Tip from other reviewers: Pound the chicken to 3/4", let the coated chicken sit in the fridge for 20 minutes prior to preparation so that the breading will stick better. Didn't have Monterey Jack cheese so I subbed smoked mozzarella which sent it over the top!!!! Absolutely sublime!!! Used Bertolli's tomato and basil sauce and mixed the remainder of the sauce with cooked egg noodles al dente and then layered the egg noodles on the bottom of the baking dish. Put the chicken on top and then cooked for 15 minutes. Per other reviews, added the cheese the last 5 to 7 minutes to melt and brown. This was unbelievabley good and definitely going into my rotation. You absolutely have to try this! Thanks so much for this wonderful recipe!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/23/2007
I did like everyone else and refrigerated the breaded raw chicken before cooking- that really does work well. I didn't fry the chicken, just baked on a cookie sheet about 20 minutes, before putting the whole thing together in a lasagna pan. I also added the jack cheese during the last 5 minutes, as others suggested. My husband thought he didn't care for chicken parm, but this was a real hit. It turned out perfect, crispy and moist. Thank you Alicia Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
This was a delicious dish! I did not follow the recipe exactly... Instead of only putting the sauce in the pan, and setting the chicken ON TOP, I poured the sauce on the bottom of the casserole dish, and then I poured the rest of the jar ON TOP of the chicken! This made for a more tender dish. Also, I sprinkled parm. cheese on the dish before I put it in the oven. Overall, it was delicious, tender and tangy-- YUM!! Overall grade: A+ Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/21/2007
This is a great recipe! My family of 6 all loved it. I used Italian bread crumbs, and took advice of others and baked the coated chicken for about 20 minutes prior to baking the dish, instead of frying. I then assembled the chicken over the sauce and baked for 15 minutes then last 5 minutes I added the cheese. I think that this makes delish chicken nuggests/strips as well. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/29/2003
This was a great recipe! The whole family LOVED it! I did make a few minor changes. I used chicken tenders instead of filets. The chicken cooked much quicker and uniformly. I also preheated the oven to 350 sprayed a cookie sheat whith Pam and baked chicken for 20 min. to cut down on fat from the oil in pan frying. I also added parm. cheese salt & pepper to the Italian bread crumbs! Will make over and over again! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/10/2003
My kids light up when I tell them we're having chicken parm for dinner. Without having to make your own sauce, this is a nice quick dinner for those on the run evenings. I liked the idea of the Monterey Jack cheese instead of the traditional mozarella. A tip for "BRANDYNM" who's breading was falling off while frying; place your breaded chicken cutlets in the fridge for about thirty minutes or so and you won't have a problem. (a non stick pan helps too) Thanks Alicia. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/26/2003
I don't know what makes this so good, but this is the best chicken parmesan that I have ever had. I followed the recipe and had wonderful results. I didn't use the monteray jack but rather mozzarella out of personal prefrence. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/13/2012
beautiful... i'm going to leave the egg out next time though Read More
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