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Chicken Parmesan

The “Italian” classic, chicken Parmesan, had its beginnings in Italy, but it is not a dish often found on Italian menus. Breaded chicken (or even pork or veal) topped with tomato sauce and cheese is an Italian American dish. The recipe is based on melanzana alla Parmigiana (eggplant Parmesan, or eggplant in the style of Parma). The original calls for shallow-fried eggplant and mozzarella baked together. The name comes not from the cheese, but from the area, Parma, where some think the dish originated. Others contend it must come from the south of Italy, where eggplant are so plentiful and beloved.

Whether Italian, American, or Italian American, chicken Parmesan is a favorite dish for many.

The “Italian” classic, chicken Parmesan, had its beginnings in Italy, but it is not a dish often found on Italian menus. Breaded chicken (or even pork or veal) topped with tomato sauce and cheese is an Italian American dish. The recipe is based on melanzana alla Parmigiana (eggplant Parmesan, or eggplant in the style of Parma). The original calls for shallow-fried eggplant and mozzarella baked together. The name comes not from the cheese, but from the area...

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