The other night we made homemade Chicken Parmesan!! Oh my, it was beyond delicious. When J first suggested it, I was a little skeptical since I’ve never ate it before, never heard good things about it, and I hardly eat wheat, but I said I would try it. We have homemade marinara sauce in the freezer and homemade breadcrumbs in the pantry, so we went for it.
I pounded out the chicken, made the salad, and J got working on thawing the sauce and all the rest of duties. We breaded the thing chicken breasts…flour (seasoned with s&p), egg, and breadcrumbs (our homemade breadcrumbs are so good! I don’t know how people can buy the cardboard-tasting breadcrumbs out of the cardboard can…yuck!). We then pan-fried them in a cast iron skillet with extra light olive oil, and topped them with our homemade marinara sauce (what we use for meatballs).
Then, of course, they need to be topped with parmesan AND mozzarella cheese.
The chicken get put under the broiler to melt the cheese while the angel hair pasta cooks. After the pasta was Al dente, J tossed it with butter and herbs…keeping it simples and flavorful!
While cooking, we opened Left Foot Charley Pinot Gris from Traverse City, MI. It was crisp and light, perfect for this meal. We drank some while cooking and finished it off with out meal.
My plate…I was either trying to get extra veggies in or needed to use up the salad in the fridge 😉
This was one of the best meals I’ve had in a LONG time. Don’t let this plate fool you, we both went back for a second piece of chicken which we hardly do…it was THAT good!
Some extra fun: