Chicken Parmesan or chicken parmigiana is an Italian classic recipe, consisting of breaded chicken breast covered in tomato sauce and mozzarella, parmesan, and/or provolone cheeses.
Chicken Parmesan prepared by
Mark Mone, UWM Chancellor
Our guest for “Cooking with Milwaukee Community Leaders” is University of Milwaukee (UWM) Chancellor Mark Mone. Mark prepares a delicious Crispy Chicken Parmesan and tells us about his work at UWM.
Chicken Parmesan is one of the most popular and most-ordered chicken recipes in restaurants. But often, the chicken parmesan comes out too dry or doesn’t have enough flavor or seasoning. The sauce is bland, or cheddar cheese is used instead of mozzarella, etc.
Crispy Chicken Parmesan is simple to make and worth the effort. We have you covered if you love a crispy coating versus a soggy crust. The secret is the Panko breadcrumbs.
Best Breadcrumbs for Chicken Parmesan
Panko is a Japanese breadcrumb found in just about any supermarket or grocery store. Dryer than regular breadcrumbs, they absorb less oil producing a crispy and crunchier crust.
- No Special Equipment
- 2 chicken breasts skinless & boneless both cut in half
- 2 eggs beaten
- 1 cup panko bread crumbs
- ¾ cup parmesan cheese grated
- ½ tsp Italian Dry Seasoning
- 1 cup flour
- 4 tbsp olive oil
- 1 cup tomato sauce such as Bertolli
- ¼ cup fresh mozzarella
- ½ cup shredded provolone cheese
- ¼ cup Parmesan cheese for topping
- ¼ cup chopped fresh basil
- 1 lb pasta cooked according to directions on the box
- Cook the pasta according to the directions on the box
- Add the Italian seasoning in a large bowl with the flour, for dredging
- Beat the eggs into another large bowl
- In a 3rd large bowl, add the Panke breadcrumbs
- Add 3/4 cup of parmesan cheese to the Panko
- Pre-Heat your oven to 425
- Prepare an assembly line of flour, beaten eggs and panko bread crumbs, in that order.
- Dredge the split chicken breasts into the flour, coating both sides
- Dip the floured chicken breast into the eggs and coat
- Put the egg covered chicken breast into the panko mixture and cover completely
- Heat 1 tbsp olive oil
- Fry the chicken breasts until golden, about 3-4 minutes on each side
- On a prepared baking sheet, place the chicken breasts on it
- Top each chicken breast with tomato sauce, basil, mozzarella cheese, provolone cheese, and parmesan cheese.
- Place in the 425 degree oven, and bake for 15 minutes
- Serve over Angel Hair Pasta
Cooking With Milwaukee Community Leaders
I do a short interview with my guest, talk about their work in the community, and then cook something at our condo building. They pick whatever we are going to cook and I act as their sous chef. You can view the previous Cooking/Interview at the links listed below.
Wendy Baumann (President of WWBIC) Interview – Tuna Bien Masabe Jose Andres Recipe –https://youtu.be/wGn3YclrPds. The recipe article is at https://cookingsecretsformen.com/2022/11/20/tunabienmasabe
Sadhna Lindvall (President of the Shorewood Foundation) Interview – Pastelillos (Dominican empanadas) https://youtu.be/PNxm3O8l4pE. The recipe article is at https://cookingsecretsformen.com/2022/11/28/dominican-empanadas-pastelillos/
Wendell Willis (Former MPS Foundation Exec Director) Interview – Steak Fajitas – Easy Margarita Recipe – https://youtu.be/0G12gTts1Go. The recipe article is https://cookingsecretsformen.com/2022/12/06/steak-fajitas-wendell-willis-interview/
Ricardo Diaz (Former Exec Director of UCC) Interview – Cuban Tostones and Plantains Recipe – https://youtu.be/49u0OR7fa8sThe Recipe article is https://cookingsecretsformen.com/2022/12/21/sweet-plantains-vs-tostones-ricardo-diaz-interview/
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Milwaukee Mayor Cavalier Johnson – Copycat McDonald’s Breakfast Sandwiches – YouTube Video is at https://youtu.be/eWkN4nI5ueE The Recipe article is https://cookingsecretsformen.com/2023/01/16/copycat-mcdonalds-breakfast-sandwiches
Joanne Anton, Director of Giving for Herb Kohl Philanthropies – Spanakopita, The Youtube video can be seen at Joanne Anaton -Spanakopita. The recipe article is at https://cookingsecretsformen.com/2023/02/09/spanakopita-and-joanne-anton-interview/
Cecelia Gore is the Executive Director of the Milwaukee Brewers Community Foundation. Cecelia is listed in the 2023 Milwaukee Business Journal’s Top 100 Powerbrokers in Milwaukee. After our interview, Cecelia shows us how to make the Stetson Salad. The YouTube video is here – https://youtu.be/_bbXPP_JzAo The recipe can be found here – https://cookingsecretsformen.com/2023/02/16/stetson-salad-and-cecelia-gore
Willie Hines, Executive Director, Executive Director, Housing Authority of Milwaukee – Hoppin’ John (Video is at https://youtu.be/x02t8JJsr_g) The Recipe article is at https://cookingsecretsformen.com/2023/02/23/hoppin-john-and-willie-hines-interview/
Joel Brennan President of Greater Milwaukee Committee – Grilled Rib Eye & Salmon (Surf & Turf) Video is at – https://youtu.be/Y5Ji1Loh4dk The Recipe article is at https://cookingsecretsformen.com/2023/03/06/grilled-surf-and-turf-joel-brennan-interview/
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