Thursday, October 22, 2009
Chicken Parmesan (Giada's recipe)
I love one pot (or pan in this case)dishes! Less stuff to clean up afterwards is always a very good thing. The other great thing about this classic from Giada,is that it tastes a little lighter than traditional chicken Parmesan recipes that are dipped in egg and breaded.
This dish works well for a weeknight meal. Just be sure to check that your cookware is safe for high oven temps. I use Calphalon Tri-ply stainless steel, which are oven safe up to 500 degrees. If your cookware isn't rate for high oven temps, you can always transfer the chicken to a baking dish after cooking it on the skillet.
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3 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary leaves
1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme leaves
1 teaspoon chopped fresh Italian parsley leaves
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
8 (3-ounces each) chicken cutlets
1 1/2 cups tomato sauce,homemade or purchased marinara sauce
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella
16 teaspoons grated Parmesan
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into pieces
Preheat the oven to 500 degrees F.
Stir the oil and herbs in a small bowl to blend. Season with salt and pepper. Brush both sides of the cutlets with the herb oil. Heat a heavy large oven-proof skillet over high heat. Add the cutlets and cook just until brown, about 2 minutes per side. Remove the skillet from the heat.
Spoon the marinara sauce over and around the cutlets. Sprinkle 1 teaspoon of mozzarella over each cutlet, then sprinkle 2 teaspoons of Parmesan over each. Sprinkle the butter pieces atop the cutlets. Bake until the cheese melts and the chicken is cooked through, about 3 to 5 minutes.