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Easy Recipe for Oven Chicken Parm and What to Serve with Chicken Parmesan
One of our favorite dinners is definitely browned and then Oven Baked Chicken Parmesan! But, what to serve with Chicken Parmesan? Read on for a great Chicken Parm Recipe and some awesome side dish ideas to go with your chicken. Whether you love your carbs or want something a little less carbs, we have some great side ideas for you.
Below is an easy recipe for Oven Chicken Parm:
Easy Chicken Parm Recipe and What to Serve with Chicken Parmesan
- 1 1/2 lbs. boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 3 cups tomato sauce, divided
- salt and black pepper
- 1 cup flour
- 3 large eggs
- 1/3 cup water
- 1 1/2 cups Panko breadcrumbs
- 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
- 1 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, freshly grated
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
- 6 oz. fresh Mozzarella, sliced
- Fresh basil, chopped
- Parmesan cheese, freshly grated
Place the top oven rack in the center position and pre-heat oven to 425ºF. Pour one cup of the tomato sauce into a 9”x 13” baking dish and spread into an even layer across the bottom. Set aside.
Place chicken breasts between two sheets of plastic wrap and pound with a meat mallet or rolling pin until approximately ½” thick. Remove and discard top sheet of plastic wrap. Season with salt and black pepper, as desired, and set aside.
Pour the flour onto a shallow, rimmed plate and whisk the eggs and water together in a large, wide bowl. Set aside.
Add the breadcrumbs, Italian seasoning, and one-quarter cup Parmesan cheese to another shallow, rimmed plate. Season with salt and black pepper, as desired, and gently stir to combine. Set aside.
Bread each chicken breast by first lightly dredging in the flour and then coating in the egg wash. Gently shake off any excess flour or egg mixture before moving to the next step.
Press each breast into the bread crumb mixture until thoroughly coated on both sides. Once coated, place each breast onto a large plate and set aside. Repeat until all breasts are breaded.
Heat one tablespoon olive oil in a large, high-sided skillet over medium heat. Once hot, add half the chicken breasts to the skillet and cook until lightly browned on each side, approximately 4-5 minutes per side. Once browned, transfer the breasts to the baking dish and arrange in a single layer. Repeat this process with remaining olive oil and chicken.
Top the browned chicken breasts with the sliced Mozzarella and spread the remaining tomato sauce across the top in an even layer.
Sprinkle the remaining grated Parmesan cheese on top and place the baking dish into the pre-heated oven. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through.
While the chicken is baking, prepare the spaghetti according to package directions. Drain, rinse, and set aside until ready to serve.
Remove baking dish from oven and cool for several minutes. Divide the spaghetti among individual serving plates and top each serving with a cheesy chicken breast and some sauce. To serve, sprinkle some fresh basil and/or Parmesan cheese on top, if desired. Enjoy!
Can You Reheat Chicken Parm?
Yes, reheated chicken parm is delicious. Either in the microwave or the oven, you can easily reheat any leftovers.
What to Serve with Chicken Parmesan
Fresh Shredded Cheese – First things first, make sure you have a bowl of freshly shredded Parmesan cheese on the table.
What Pasta to Serve with Chicken Parmesan
SPAGHETTI – Our favorite side to serve with chicken Parmesan is of course buttered spaghetti. We use Vermicelli pasta that has a few tablespoons of butter added to the pasta after it has been drained. Vermicelli pasta is not too thick like “regular” spaghetti and not to thin like “thin spaghetti.” Perfect for Chicken Parm. Want a perfect spaghetti? Try our Buttered Spaghetti
SALAD – You can Serve a Basic Tossed Salad and it would go perfectly, but give this Easy Ceaser Salad a try. Instructions: Wash and dry your Romaine lettuce and chop into smaller pieces and lightly salt and pepper. Pour about a half cup of dressing into a large reseable bag and then add your chopped Romaine to the bag. Shake gently to coat the lettuce. Place on a platter and top with shredded Romano or Parmesan Cheese.
SIDE OF GREENS – Go carbless and eat your greens instead of a pasta. A simple bed of mixed greens with a few fresh tomatoes and a drizzle of Italian dressing. Try using fresh Arugula and some sliced tomatoes with a little Italian dressing.
Another great idea for less carbs is to make green beans. Simply steam some fresh whole green beans as a side dish and a little drizzle of dressing. Also try our carbless green beans with meat sauce.
FANCY PANTS SALAD – Serve Chicken Parmesan with a fancy salad that is sure to please. Thinly slice pears and place over a small plate of arugula lettuce. Lightly salt and pepper and top with chopped walnuts and shredded Parmesan cheese. Drizzle with fresh lemon and extra virgin olive oil.
TEXAS TOAST OR GARLIC BREAD – There are so many delicious versions of bread that goes well with chicken parmesan. There is so much you can do to enhance a piece of bread! Make Texas Toast or Garlic Bread. Garlic rolls are also easy to prepare with a package of premade refrigerated rolls. Simply brush the tops with melted butter and garlic powder with a pinch of added salt.
How to make Texas Toast
- You need 4 slices of thick bread.
- Turn Broiler to High.
- Melt 3 tablespoons of butter with 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder and some salt.
- Brush butter on both sides of the bread.
- Place bread on a cookie sheet. Sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese.
- Broil each side for about 1 minute careful not to burn.
- YUM – You can also add some mozzarella cheese to the top of one side of the bread after it’s been flipped.
And don’t forget about yummy breadsticks, you can serve those as well!
CHCKEN PARMESAN SLIDERS! Serve your leftover Baked Chicken Parmesan with a basket of slider buns! Reheat the chicken and let everyone help themselves to warm slider buns. Top each piece of chicken with a little red sauce and some mozzarella cheese before adding to the bun. You can even warm the bun! Slider buns goes very well with chicken parmesan.
POTATOES – We love Potatoes served with Chicken Parm! From French Fries to Tater Tots, potatoes go well with chicken parm Try our delicious Parmesan Crusted Potatoes.
A great side dish for your chicken parm would be a freshly baked potato with lots of sour cream. Chicken and potatoes go very well together, and we do love our baked potatoes!
How to Reheat Chicken Parmesan
Chicken Parmesan is easy to reheat. Place on a microwave plate and cover with waxed paper. Cook on high for about 30-40 seconds.
You can also reheat in the oven.
Take the chicken out of the fridge 20 minutes before reheating.
Heat oven to 400°F. Place chicken in an oven proof dish and bake for about 10-12 minutes.
How to Reheat Cooked Pasta – place on a microwave plate and cook for about 45 seconds to 1 minute. Or place in boiling water for about 2 minutes. Drain and serve immediately.
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