Easy 3-Cheese Chicken Parmesan

Easy 3-Cheese Chicken Parmesan can be made start to finish in less than 45 minutes and is incredibly yummy!

easy 3-cheese chicken parmesan

Making chicken parmesan from scratch is a painstaking task. Dredging, breading & frying chicken is a huge mess, and making homemade marinara is no small feat.

Thankfully, yummy chicken parmesan doesn’t require all this work. It can be done quickly and easily and still taste outstanding. A few savvy products help, and I share about them below.

easy 3-cheese chicken parmesan

I just discovered Tyson Panko Breaded Chicken Breast Tenderloins, and they work fabulously in this recipe. The cutlets are 100% chicken breast (no rib meat). They are lightly breaded, and the chicken is raw/uncooked. This is good, as you are basically cooking fresh frozen meat~not reheating an already cooked product.The chicken turns out crisp on the outside, tender on the inside. I bought this at Costco but feel sure that it is available elsewhere for those who aren’t members.

 

easy 3-cheese chicken parmesan

 

For the sauce, I use Classico Tomato & Basil Pasta Sauce. It has a fresh taste and is a great alternative to making homemade. My two other favorite prepared pasta sauces are Bertolli Tomato and Basil and Trader Joe’s marinara. Any of these would be a wonderful sauce for this dish.

 

easy 3-cheese chicken parmesan

My secret ingredient to most any Italian dish is Johnny’s garlic spread seasoning. It is a staple in my pantry. It adds huge flavor to pasta sauces, bread, pasta, soups, stews and a plethora of foods. I buy mine at Costco, but it is also available on amazon.

 

A note on cheese. Don’t be tempted to skip the fontina; it makes a huge difference! I learned this through Cook’s Illustrated. They recommend always adding fontina to the mozzarella for added creaminess and flavor. The parmesan topping I use and love is the already grated fresh parmesan from Costco.

If you try this, please leave comments on what you think. As always, thanks so much for stopping by. Be blessed, and stay savvy!!!

 

Easy 3-Cheese Chicken Parmesan

One of the easiest and yummiest chicken parmesans you will ever make!

45 min

30 min

1 hr, 15

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Ingredients

  • Tyson Panko Chicken Tenderloins (one per person)
  • 1 cup (approximately) tomato basil pasta sauce (Classico or Bertolli)
  • 1 (12 oz) box spaghetti pasta
  • 4 TB sea or kosher salt
  • 1 (8 oz) pkg whole milk shredded mozzarella
  • 1 cup fontina cheese, grated
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan
  • 2 TB Johnny's Great Caesar Garlic Seasoning
  • 2 TB butter, cut into small pieces
  • 2 TB extra virgin olive oil

Instructions

  • CHICKEN:
  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  • Lay chicken tenderloins on foil lined baking sheet coated with cooking spray.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes, turning halfway during cooking.
  • When 165 degrees on thermometer, remove from oven and set aside.
  • PASTA:
  • In large stockpot, add water (enough to cover pasta) and salt.
  • Bring to rolling boil.
  • Add pasta; return water to boil and cook 7 minutes (or until al dente).
  • Remove from heat; drain completely.
  • Immediately add butter, EVOO & garlic seasoning; tossing until noodles are coated; set aside.
  • CHICKEN PARMESAN:
  • Turn oven to broil; place oven rack in highest position (4" from element).
  • Top each piece of chicken with spoonful of sauce.
  • Sprinkle mozzarella over sauce.
  • Sprinkle fontina over mozzarella over mozzarella.
  • Sprinkle grated parmesan on top.
  • Place chicken under broiler.
  • Remove as soon as cheese melts. This happens quickly, so watch carefully.
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