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