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Simple chicken parmigiana

Simple chicken parmigiana

Chicken Parmigiana (or Chicken Parmesan) - the great pub favourite has finally landed! Pollo alla parmigiana in Italian, but affectionately referred by Aussies as parmi or parma, you'll love this homemade recipe with extra crispy schnitzel, best ever!

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Ingredients

number of servings
6

BRINED CHICKEN MARINADE

  • 3 chicken breasts (g each) Added to
  • 6 Pieces halved horizontally to form Added to
  • 1 teaspoon salt Added to
  • 34 teaspoon cooking kosher or table salt Added to
  • 12 teaspoon ground black pepper Added to
  • 12 teaspoon Italian mixed herbs Added to

FLOUR DUSTING

  • 13 Cup flour(plain/all purpose) Added to

EGG DREDGE

  • 2 egg Added to
  • 1 clove garlic(minced using garlic press) Added to
  • 14 teaspoon EACH salt and pepper Added to
  • 14 teaspoon Italian mixed herbs Added to

PARMIGIANA BREAD CRUMBING

  • 112 cups panko breadcrumbs sub normal Added to
  • 12 Cup parmesan Added to
  • 6 finely grated (store bought sand-like is best) Added to
  • 12 teaspoon salt Added to
  • 14 teaspoon ground black pepper Added to

FRYING

  • 2 cups olive oil (or vegetable or canola) Added to

PARMIGIANA PASTA SAUCE

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil Added to
  • 2 cloves garlic(finely minced) Added to
  • 14 Cup onion or eschallots Added to
  • 14 teaspoon red pepper flakes (chilli flakes) Added to

optional

  • 14 teaspoon Italian mixed herbs Added to
  • 14 Cup white wine Added to
  • 8 ozg tomato passata (aka tomato puree) Added to
  • 12 Cup chicken stock/broth (or water) Added to
  • 14 teaspoon EACH salt and pepper Added to

LAYERING

  • 10 basil leaves-pinch roughly chopped (sub of dried or omit) Added to
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese-slices shredded (or enough to cover) Added to
  • 34 Cup parmesan(finely grated best to grate your own) Added to
  • 1 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil Added to
  • GARNISH (OPTIONAL) Added to
  • 5 basil leaves(roughly chopped) Added to
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Directions

80 min.
1. Step

DRY BRINE CHICKEN:

2. Step

Sprinkle both sides of chicken with salt, pepper and Italian herbs. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

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3. Step

PARMIGIANA TOMATO SAUCE:

4. Step

Heat oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic and onion, cook for 3 minutes until onion is translucent.

Simple chicken parmigiana - preparation step 1
5. Step

Add red pepper flakes and herbs, stir for 15 seconds. Add wine, turn up heat and let it simmer rapidly until mostly evaporated and winey smell is gone.

Simple chicken parmigiana - preparation step 1
6. Step

Add tomato, chicken stock, salt and pepper. Cover, then simmer 10 minutes on low until thickened. Cover and keep warm.

Simple chicken parmigiana - preparation step 1
7. Step

CRUMBING:

8. Step

Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F.Crumbing set up: Spread flour out in a shallow bowl. Whisk Egg Dredge in a separate shallow bowl. Mix Crumbing ingredients in a third shallow bowl or pan.

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9. Step

Dredge & crumb: Press both sides of chicken into flour, then shake off excess. Coat in egg, letting excess drip off, then place in Crumbing, pressing to adhere.Transfer to plate and repeat with remaining chicken.

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10. Step

FRYING (NOTE 10 FOR BAKED OPTION):

11. Step

Line a tray with paper towels and place rack on tray.Heat 1.5 - 2cm / 2/3" oil in a skillet over medium high heat to 180°C/350°F.Carefully place 2 or 3 pieces of chicken in. Cook 2 minutes until underside is golden, then carefully turn and cook the other side for 1 1/2 minutes.

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12. Step

Transfer to rack, then repeat with remaining chicken.

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13. Step

ASSEMBLING & BAKING:

14. Step

Place chicken on a tray. Spoon 1/3 cup sauce over the chicken - cover around 80% of the chicken, leave the ends crispy.

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15. Step

Sprinkle sauce with basil, then mozzarella cheese (pile it on in mounds to use it all up), then sprinkle with parmesan. Drizzle oil over parmesan.

Simple chicken parmigiana - preparation step 1
16. Step

Bake 15 minutes until cheese is melted and there's a few brown spots - no longer, otherwise chicken will overcook.

Simple chicken parmigiana - preparation step 1
17. Step

Remove from oven, sprinkle with extra basil if desired. Serve immediately (with leftover Tomato Sauce, if you'd like!)

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