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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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The main components of this dish, the sauce and the chicken, can be prepared in advance. When you're ready to eat, simply assemble and bake. To prepare homemade breadcrumbs instead of store-bought, try Lucinda's simple how-to. From the book "Mad Hungry" by Lucinda Scala Quinn (Artisan Books).

recipe

Although this dish is traditionally served with a side of pasta, a crisp salad dressed with oil, vinegar, and herbs is also a nice accompaniment. This chicken also makes wonderful leftovers. Reheat it for 10 minutes; try it in a sandwich with a little extra sauce on the side.