Chicken Parmesan is a classic Italian dinner. Good comforting food to help you deal with life’s little problems… like awful, evil neighbors.
Dear Evil Neighbors,
Normally my love for old people runs deep, but you, you’re evil.
You’re old, you’ve earned some respect, you’ve seen and done things I never will. But that doesn’t mean your consistently sour demeanor and general nastiness is acceptable.
Having your contractors start work at 7 am on Sunday because you “don’t care” about your neighbors is rude. Walking your dog at 6 am and letting him run up to other dog’s yards so they bark territorially is not cool.
Your the second house in on the block with a double wide driveway. The “No Turns!!!” sign makes me want to do doughnuts. Yelling at me because you’re driving on the wrong side of the road? Um, no.
You’re old, you’re grumpy… got it. Won’t be asking you for a cup of sugar any time soon.
Yes, I know. I really did just write about my neighbors in bad form. It definently doesn’t make me the bigger person, but they really are mean. 🙁
Mean enough that I need homemade chicken Parmesan to comfort me.
recipe from MyRecipes
- 1 cup Italian-seasoned breadcrumbs
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper
- 2 skinned and boned chicken breasts
- 2 egg whites, lightly beaten
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- Tomato Sauce
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
Combine breadcrumbs, flour, and ground red pepper in a small bowl, and set aside.
Place chicken between two sheets of heavy-duty plastic wrap, and flatten to 1/4-inch thickness, using a meat mallet or rolling pin.
Dip 1 chicken breast in egg whites, and coat with breadcrumb mixture. Dip again in egg mixture, and coat again in breadcrumb mixture.
Repeat procedure with remaining chicken breast.
Cook chicken in hot oil over medium heat 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until done.
Place chicken breasts in a single layer in a lightly greased 8-inch square baking dish. Top evenly with Tomato Sauce and cheeses.
Bake at 350° for 20 minutes or until cheeses melt.
I added extra Italian seasonings to the flour bread crumb mixture and served this chicken Parmesan over thin spaghetti.
My stove top is also not level, so the oil slides to one side of the pan making for uneven crispiness on the exterior of the chicken, sad. I am a sauce lover, so I added way more sauce to my plate then to my BFs and it still wasn’t enough. Overall super easy quick meal that I will be back to refine later.