Chicken Parmesan That Can’t Be Beat!

One of my favorite dishes is chicken parmigiana (or chicken parmesan for us North American diners). Believe it or not, it can be made gluten-free without anyone even knowing the difference. Here’s how!

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • ¾ cup Parmesan cheese, plus extra if desired (the real stuff from the deli department is best)
  • ½ cup fine gluten-free bread crumbs (try Gillian’s; if you use the Italian flavor you can skip Step 3 and you won’t need the spices mentioned below!)
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. pepper
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • ½ tsp. oregano
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp. oil
  • 1 ½ cups pizza or pasta sauce (or to taste)
  • 1 ½ cups shredded mozzarella cheese (or to taste)

Method

  • Heat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Spread about one cup of the pizza sauce in a 9 x 13 baking pan (with sides).
  • Place chicken breasts between two sheets of wax paper. Pound to about ½ inch thickness.
  • Mix bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, and spices in a shallow bowl. (Feel free to mix up the spices!)
  • Beat egg in a second shallow bowl.
  • Heat oil in a frying pan.
  • Dip each piece of chicken in the egg and then in the bread mixture. Then, put in the frying pan and brown.
  • Once the chicken is browned, place each piece in the 9 x 13 pan on top of the pizza sauce, creating one layer of chicken.
  • Top each piece of chicken with a spoonful of pizza sauce, a handful of mozzarella cheese, and Parmesan cheese (if desired).
  • Cook for 25-30 minutes, until chicken is cooked through.
  • Serve with creamy mashed potatoes or a delicious gluten-free pasta! (You can use the tomato sauce in the bottom of the chicken pan for pasta sauce.)
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