Easy Baked Chicken Parmesan: A Delightful Meal for Everyone

Chicken parmesan, also known as chicken parmigiana or chicken parmo, is a beloved dish that is a sure hit with kids and adults alike. What makes this recipe even better is that it’s a healthier baked version of the classic, so you can indulge without guilt. Whether you enjoy it with pasta, mashed potatoes, or even on top of portobello mushrooms for a low-carb, protein-packed twist, this easy baked chicken parmesan is a winner.

Easy Baked Chicken Parmesan With Mashed Potatoes

How to Make Your Own Tomato Sauce?

If you’re wondering how to make the perfect tomato sauce for your chicken parmesan, look no further. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Chicken thighs (approximately 7-8 oz each) or chicken breast – skinless
  • Finely grated parmesan cheese
  • Bread crumbs or matzo meal
  • Any good melting cheese (grated)
  • Homemade tomato sauce (recipe below) or marinara sauce for added convenience
  • Finely grated or minced garlic
  • Himalayan or kosher salt
  • Black pepper
  • Yogurt
  • Lemon juice

While store-bought tomato sauce is an option, nothing beats the flavor of a homemade one. Whip up a batch and store it in the fridge for up to two weeks or freeze it for up to three months.

Homemade Tomato Sauce Recipe:

  • 1 larger onion, finely chopped (adds sweetness to the sauce)
  • ½ teaspoon minced or grated garlic
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 250g (or approximately 13 oz) Passata paste or blended chopped canned or fresh tomatoes
  • Salt and black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon dried Italian herbs
  • 1 pinch of sugar or honey
  • Fresh basil, oregano, or thyme
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How to Make the Sauce for Chicken Parmesan?

Making the sauce for chicken parmesan is a breeze. Here’s how:

  1. Heat oil in a pan or pot. Saute the chopped onion for a couple of minutes, then add the garlic and cook for another minute. Be careful not to caramelize or burn them; you want them to be sweet and fragrant.
  2. Add the tomato sauce, salt, pepper, dried herbs, and sugar (if using). If using honey, add it at the end after turning off the heat. Cover the pan or pot with a lid and let it simmer for 10-15 minutes, or until the sauce has slightly reduced. Adjust the seasoning if necessary, and add freshly chopped basil and thyme for extra flavor.

What Can I Serve Chicken Parmesan With?

Here are some serving suggestions and side ideas to accompany this delicious baked chicken parmesan dish:

  • Courgette and carrot noodle salad
  • Best-ever summer courgette salad
  • Orzo, halloumi, and olive salad
  • Quinoa pasta with courgette and pesto sauce

You can also enjoy chicken parmesan with any pasta of your choice, such as angel hair, spaghetti, linguini, or fettuccini. It pairs well with mashed potatoes, a nice herby couscous, or even served on top of portobello mushrooms for a lower-carb option.

Easy Baked Chicken Parmesan with pasta

FAQs:

Other Chicken Recipes You May Like:

  • Teriyaki chicken and egg fried recipe
  • Chicken with garlic and polenta
  • Teriyaki chicken skewers
  • One-pot chicken, chorizo, and Nduja bake
  • Buffalo chicken bites with spinach and blue cheese
  • Spinach and mushrooms stuffed chicken breast
  • Creamy Chicken And Mushroom With Polenta

Easy Baked Chicken Parmesan

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Now you’re armed with the knowledge to make an easy and delicious baked chicken parmesan. Whether you’re cooking for your family or hosting a dinner party, this recipe is sure to impress. Enjoy!