Chicken Parmesan and Anna’s Easy Tomato Sauce

I wrote this same post on December 3 of last year.  All of my photos for the how to somehow got deleted by my editor ( that would be me).  So please refer to the first post for the information about how great this recipe is and how easy it is to make.   We made this right before our Thanksgiving break.  The aroma from my room brings everyone to the door to peek in and hope that they can get just a nibble of what we are making.  Now you can make this yourself and enjoy every morsel!  Here you go!

Butterfly the chicken breast using shears.

Dip chicken breasts into milk and then coat with dry ingredients.

Dip chicken into milk.

Mix together all dry ingredients in a bowl.

1 cup bread crumbs, 1/3 cup parmesan cheese, 1 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon pepper, 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

Cut 1/2 stick of butter into cubes.

Saute chicken in butter over medium heat.  Cook about 4 minutes on each side.  Crumbs will be browned and crisp.

Here is the  recipe for both the Chicken Parmesan and the Easy Tomato Sauce.

Parmesan Chicken 

Yield 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 chicken breasts boneless
  • 1 cup of bread crumbs
  • 1/3 cup of Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder or more to taste
  • 1/2 stick butter
  • milk

Mix all dry ingredients together.  Dip chicken in milk, then in bread crumb mixture to coat.  Saute in butter over medium heat until done. About 7 minutes on each side.  Chicken will be browned and crisp.

Anna’s Easy Tomato Sauce 

Yield 4- 6 servings

  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1-2 cloves garlic
  • 1 28 oz. Italian tomatoes or 2 small cans
  • 1/2 teaspoon basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Cooked pasta of your choice about 14 oz.

Saute garlic in olive oil.  Add tomatoes and seasonings.  Simmer for 15-20 minutes.  Serve over pasta.  Sprinkle with parmesan cheese.

 

Now for the results of a great cooking day in the life of a Nutrition and Wellness teacher.  They all did a fabulous job!

1st Block Kitchen 1

1st Block Kitchen 2

1st Block Kitchen 3

1st Block Kitchen 4

1st Block Kitchen 5

1st Block Kitchen 6

2nd Block Kitchen 1

2nd Block Kitchen 2

2nd Block Kitchen 3

2nd Block Kitchen 4

2nd Block Kitchen 5

2nd Block Kitchen 6

Happy Cooking,

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104 Comments

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104 responses to “Chicken Parmesan and Anna’s Easy Tomato Sauce

  1. nicole f

    I learned that you can dip chicken in milk instead of eggs to hold the dry ingredients on it.

  2. Rachel Carvalho

    I didn’t know before that you’d need to dip the chicken into milk before breading it.

  3. I learned that dipping the chicken in milk, instead of eggs, makes the crust thinner.

  4. Jessica Turner

    I didnt think that butterflying the chicken would make a difference but it saves a lot of time.

  5. Ladd Morgan

    I learned if you overcook your noodles, then they will not be tender.

  6. Kamron Munch

    I didn’t know you had to dip the chicken in milk before dipping it in the breadcrumb mixture.

  7. Jessica Headen

    I learned that you should cook the chicken in one spot for it get the best results.

  8. taryn

    This is a very easy meal to cook. Making the tomatoes sauce was easy as well. Instead of using the canned sauce we used diced tomatoes and chopped them up.

  9. Brett

    the chicken should take about 4 minutes, but sometimes took longer to cook on each side

  10. KhaMaria Jones

    That was a great meal and we learned about how not to cross contaminate the chicken with other foods.

  11. Kateca F

    I never realized that the way you cut chicken effects how it cooks.

  12. KatyBurger

    For the sauce, I learned our group likes more sauce than actual chunks of tomatoes.

  13. Andrew E.

    I didn’t know tomatoes would go so well with chicken!

  14. heather

    Even though i loved the szechaun chicken better than the parmesan chicken i went home and made the parmesan chicken it was very good and i learned if you put butter under the chicken it will have better crust.

  15. Brittany M 1st

    Learned that u could make this chicken about the same way you can fry it into chicken strips, easy and taste real good made it for my parents and they loved it

  16. Mandi 1st block.

    I learned that you have to dip the chicken into milk before you roll it in the bread crumbs.

  17. Ethan way 1st

    I learned that dipping the chicken in milk instead of eggs makes the crust thinner.

  18. kristin 1st

    I didn’t know you can make it on a skillet.

  19. Megan W

    I didn’t know we would mix all of the dry ingredients together to put on the chicken once it’s dipped in milk. I thought you would just add cheese on top.

  20. Adam G

    I learned that the milk helps keep the dry ingredients on the chicken.

  21. Olivia J

    I learned that butterflying the chicken makes it cook faster.

  22. Leka Labat

    I learned that you can use milk to dip the chicken in instead of egg so the breadcrumb mixture with stick.

  23. Kelsey R

    I learned you can dip the chicken into milk to make all the dry ingredients stick to the chicken.

  24. Le'Keitha

    I learned that it does matter if you use egg or milk for crust because the crust will be more crisp if you use an egg

  25. shiya hargrow

    the recipe wasnt as easy as the others it was a little more difficult but over all it came out right and i never knew that you dip chicken in to milk..

  26. alaina blackstock

    i learned you had to dip the chicken in milk before breading it.

  27. anissa beason

    dip chickin in milk so beard crumbs wiill stay on.

  28. jamal turner 2ndpd

    i learned that you use milk to make crust thicker

  29. liz 2nd

    i learned that milk causes a thin layer of crumbs

  30. Denisse 2nd

    i learned that the butter is very important to prevet the chicken from sticking and that uts important to make sure the tomotoe sause is completely cooked or else the taste is affected!.

  31. Chase DuCharme

    I never knew that you used milk to make the bread crumbs stick to the chicken.

  32. Jenna Hanson

    I learned that you dip the chicken in milk.

  33. Thomas Harris

    I learned that butterflying the chicken will make you have more food per portion

  34. Kaytlyn 2nd

    I leraned only to flip it once.

  35. jasmine mccoy

    i learned to use milk to keep a good breading on it

  36. Austin Whiteley

    I learned that moving the chicken around when its cooking causes the skin to come off!

  37. Brittanyj

    Learned you have to dip the chicken into milk before putting the breading on them

  38. sethyy

    I didn’t know before that you’d need to dip the chicken into milk before breading it.

  39. Abigail Kremer

    I didn’t know you could use milk instead of eggs, while breading the chicken.

  40. Myah Edwards(:*

    I liked this recipe alot and I learned how to butterfly chicken.

  41. Daniel Vinson

    i learned how to butterfly chicken

  42. Savoi Goggins

    I learned how to butterfly the chicken.

  43. miya Dixon

    this looks really fun to make and simple

  44. Lucinda

    I learned how to “butterfly” the chicken.

  45. Mallori

    i learned how to butterfly a chicken breast. I didnt know for the longest time.

  46. Mariama Jallow

    This was by far one of my favorite meals! I loved it and can’t wait to make it for my family! the homemade sauce was so good and simple. I learned that you can coat stuff in milk opposed to eggs to keept the dry ingredients on it

  47. Rebecca McConnell

    I learned that dipping the chicken in milk instead of eggs it makes the bread crumb crust thinner so its not overpowering the chicken. I love it!

  48. Alex

    This was BY FAR my favorite lab!! At home, my mom cooks chicken usually 3 out of the 5 days we eat dinner at home, just because it’s easy. So most of the time when I go somewhere, (besides Chick-Fil-A) chicken is the last thing I want to eat. But this was SO good, and pretty easy! I always assumed that fixing a big chicken and pasta dinner would take forever, but I learned that Chicken Parmesan is an easy and delicious dinner, that CAN be prepared by a 16 year old (:

  49. jessica n

    make sure you have a good griddle or will take awhile to cook and next time i would tenderize the chicken to have a faster cooking process

  50. charity

    I learned putting butter on both sides of the chicken helps it brown!

  51. Cierra Portis

    I learned you don’t neccasarily have to put chicken in the oven for it to brown.

  52. Candiace

    The Chicken Parmesan was very good, I ENJOYED learning how to make it. I figured it would take forever to cook and make,but actually it was easy and simple.

  53. Chelsea M.

    I’ve always wanted to learn how to cook this, it looks really delicious, and probably taste even better ! :)

  54. this was really good i learned that you can use regular milk instead of butter milk

  55. natasha

    i learned that you use milk to make crust thicker

  56. Viviana D.

    learned that dipping the chicken into milk makes the crust thinner.

  57. sandrella

    ilearnd that this is a simple easyy and delicious meal to make

  58. Marissa- 1st period

    Though i didnt really like the tomato sauce i really liked the the chicken. I learned that if you use italian bread crumbs instead of regular bread crumbs to crust the chicken, it adds more flavor.

  59. kassie

    i learned that you can make chicken thinner when you dip it in milk.

  60. jessica v.

    you have to dip the chicken in milk before you bread.

  61. Kaitlyn

    i Learned If You Dip The Chicken In Milk First , The Spices Will Stick Better ! :D

  62. amber w.

    I learned milk works like eggs when holding the breading on.

  63. Miracle

    I really enjoyed this lab, the chicken was delicious and I learned that cooking it in a griddle is just as good as cooking it in a skillet or in the oven!

  64. Gifty

    this dish was quite easey i didnt know that you could pan fry it cause i usually put it in the oven, i realized this was quick and easy

  65. Jordan Griffin 2nd black

    I learned that you can use milk instead of eggs for the breading to stay on.

  66. Lindsey Harley

    I learned how to butterfly the chicken and that it would make the chicken cook faster.

  67. Brooke H

    This lab was very delicious. We baked our chicken just right and it was not too dry.

  68. carmen

    i learned that it is alot easier to make than i thought!

  69. chelsea pirkle

    This was an amazing lab it was delicous i learned that you should really start your water when you get in the lab because if you wait to long it will take a while for it to boil.

  70. julie o

    i learned that you dip chicken breasts into milk and then coat with dry ingredients.

  71. lauren bowman

    i learned that you dip the chicken in milk.

  72. Jasmine J.

    If you over cook your noodles they will not be tender,

    p.s. This was my favorite lab :)

  73. Katie Johnson

    This was perfection! It kinda smelled to me. it smelled like burnt cheese, but it was defffinately worth it! I learned that if you overcook your noodles they wont be as good! so timing is always key!

  74. Galia Sayyar

    I learned that if you dip the chicken in milk, instead of eggs, it makes the crust more thin!

  75. Patrick Hogan

    this was our yummiest lab yet! i really enjoyed this experience, getting down and dirty with the chicken :))))

  76. marty-2nd period

    In the process of making Parmsean chicken the chicken was suppose to be dip in milk. These cooking methods are strange but turn out good.

  77. ashton k

    i learned not to cook the noodles too long

  78. Sarah Michalke

    I learned that noodles take a long time to boil!!

  79. jasmin m

    this was quite delicious i would have never thought of dipping it in milk first but it was really good!

  80. brittany h. 2nd block

    I didn’t know that bread crumbs, garlic powder, etc. were used to make the coating for the chicken.

  81. Kaylon Hendrix

    The cutting method you used (butterflying) really makes the chicken cook faster, and who doesnt want to eat in a hurry! I didn’t know you could dip chicken in milk before you bread it either. :) I love the way you teach things, you look out for the time of others.

  82. Jade Sanders 1st period

    I learned that you have to coat the chicken in milk before you can bread it.

  83. gabby c. 1st per., 2nd sem.

    This was one of my absolute favorite labs and I enjoyed learning how to make this. The chicken was easy to make, I thought that that batter for the chicken was something you had to buy kind or like fish batter. A s for the sauce it was not every time consuming at all and I think that’s what I liked most about it.

  84. hailey 3rd

    I learned that you have to make sure you cut it properly and cook it long enough

  85. Grayling 3rd

    I learned from this lab that butterflying the chicken can make the chicken cook faster which really helps when running out of time.

  86. Brianna

    This was a great lab! It was really simple to make too!

  87. Noel

    I learned how to butterfly chicken. It was alot easier than I thought it would be.

  88. Ashton- 1st Period

    This was one of my favrorite things all year! From making it, i learned how to make parmesan chicken that tastes just a good, or even better, than what you get in an Italian restaurant.

  89. Whitney Hobbs

    I learned you should dip chicken breasts into milk and then coat with dry ingredients.

  90. Tyra Alston

    I learned that dipping the chicken in milk and bread crumbs gives it a great taste.

  91. britnee

    As crazy as it sounds I never knew what butterflying a chicken was until this lab. Now I know what it means and how to do it

  92. Avondre

    This was my favorite recipe. The looks and taste were great. Im used to cutting chicken differently than the way we did, but it worked perfectly.

  93. darien1st

    BEST CHICKEN EVER!!!!!!! I learned that cooking chicken isn’t as hard as i thought.

  94. Katherine Lackey

    I learned that double dipping the chicken in bread crumbs makes them more crisp and tastey!

  95. andrea brown 2nd period

    i learned that you need to wait to cook the noodles or they will be cold

  96. Jessica Shearer 2nd

    I learned that you should butterfly the chicken to make it thinner

  97. arkell evans

    I learned that you dip the chicken in milk and then dip it in bread crumbs.

  98. Emily Cunningham 3rd

    I learned while doing the lab that its best to dip the butterfly chicken in the milk before adding the bread crumbs. Some people don’t do that so it surprised me!

  99. janasia s

    i learned that you have to dip the chicken in bread crumbs.

  100. Rebcca Bass -4th

    I learned that if you butterfly the chicken it will cook and taste much better.

  101. Anna Acker 4th

    I learned that you should cook the chicken in one spot for it get the best results.

  102. Chelsea 4th

    I learned that you can coat the chicken in milk first, you don’t always have to have an egg batter.

  103. Breaaaaaaaaaa

    i learned that if you take your time and cook the chicken it will have a smoother breading.

  104. Marlee king

    I learned that if you dip the chicken in milk the dry ingredients will stick better.

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