Hello everyone, I hope everyone is enjoying the week-end! It is such a beautiful fall day, the air is crisp, the leaves have turned beautiful colors of reds and golds, such a wonderful and glorious day! I also wanted to take a minute just to thank all of you, for all the love and support, I have received since starting my blog, from readers, and other bloggers, this is such a wonderful community of people, and you really made me feel at home, and welcomed, I appreciate each and every one of you, and Thank you! Today I will be showing you how I make Chicken Cutlet Parmesan, this is a simple recipe, that you will really enjoy, Let’s get together some ingredients, You will need a package of boneless, skinless, chicken breasts, if you like your chicken thin, then you can purchase thinly sliced cutlets all ready for you, or you can buy a big package of cutlets and slice them up to whatever thickness you prefer, You will need to figure at least 2 cutlets per person, I sliced these cutlets myself, I usually do a medium thickness, I don’t like them to thick or thin, put your desired cutlets on a plate.
NOTE: whenever you are dealing with any meats, especially poultry, it is always a good idea to wash your hands each time you touch the raw meat, before grabbing anything else, spices, cabinet doors etc. it is best to gather everything you need ahead of time, to limit the amount of times you will need to do this, and of course when you are all finished with everything, wash down everything the raw meat was exposed to very good! with hot sudsy water, and an antibacterial soap or a few drops of bleach.
- 1 package of chicken cutlets ( thinly sliced) or desired thickness.
- 1 jar of tomato sauce
- 1 1/2 cups of bread crumbs
- 2 large eggs
- 1 16 oz. package of fresh mozzarella, thickly shredded, or you may buy a package already shredded
- 2 tbs. of fresh Romano or parmesan cheese
- 1 loaf of Italian bread ( you may add pasta as a side if you prefer)
- vegetable oil for frying
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon paprika
- 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/4 teaspoon seasoned salt
Preparation: Pre- heat oven to 350 degrees.
Gather all your ingredients, gather 2 bowls and 2 plates, put 2 eggs in a bowl, and half of all the spices 1/8th of a teaspoon, of each in with the eggs mix well. put the bread crumbs in a bowl, thinly slice your cutlets or put prepared cutlets on a plate, sprinkle the rest of the spices all over the chicken. dip the chicken in the egg mixture, let excess egg mixture drip back into the bowl, and then press the cutlets into the bread crumbs, evenly covering both sides, put on a clean plate, repeat this process until you have breaded all of the chicken, heat your oil about an inch deep, into a large frying pan, or skillet, lightly fry each side until it is a nice golden brown color, carefully turn the chicken over, ( Note: Oil is extremely hot, use caution when turning over the chicken, never put your face too close to the pan, and never ever go near the pan if your hands are wet, or where there is water, oil and water do not mix , please use caution> when the chicken is lightly browned, remove from skillet and place on a paper towel lined plate to remove excess oil, slice your Italian bread lengthwise, add your browned chicken, top with 1/2 cup of tomato sauce and all the cheeses, put hero face open on a cookie sheet, bake for 10 minutes, or until cheese has melted, use pot holders, and close the sandwich and bake a few minutes more, use your pot holders to take baking sheet out of oven, let cool for a few minutes, and cut into desired pieces, That’s it! Enjoy!!!
I have this pretty little pie plate, and it really works great for breading things, take out your eggs, bread crumbs, and get a plate ready to lie your freshly breaded cutlets on as well, Here is how we got to this point!
Put your chicken cutlets on a plate
Get all your spices ready and now it is time to add the spices to the chicken and to the eggs. sprinkle your chicken with the spices.
Now add the spices to the eggs, and mix it up really well
Now put everything neatly together, and begin breading your chicken
Now it is time to fry the chicken in just a inch or so of vegetable oil
Remove the chicken from your skillet, and place on a paper towel lined plate, to drain some of the oil, now it is time to gather the rest of your ingredients. and pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees.
Slice your loaf of Italian bread lengthwise, top with your chicken cutlets, top with 1/2 cup of your favorite sauce, and then sprinkle with 3/4 cup of freshly grated mozzarella cheese. sprinkle with grated Romano or parmesan cheese. bake at 350 degrees until cheese is nicely melted, around 15 – 20 minutes.
Now you are ready to enjoy! Bon Apetit’ Thank you for cooking with me, I hope you will come back and enjoy more great recipes with me!
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