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Chicken Parmesan is a protein-rich comfort food which brings back memories of dining at your favorite Italian restaurants, and if you’re lucky, it's one of your mom’s favorite recipes. Here is a combination of traditional flavors and cooking style with a bit of updated technique to bring Chicken Parmigiana into the 21st century. Consider making a few tweaks to the noodles and veggies to make the update complete. If anyone has any room, make sure to include a traditional Italian dessert.

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1. Preheat Oven and Prepare Ingredients

Cooking this chicken parmesan dish involves both stovetop and oven cooking, so start by preheating the oven to 450 degrees F while you prepare the ingredients. You'll be pounding thin, breading and frying the chicken breasts, then finishing them in the oven along with fresh tomato sauce and delicious cheeses. To get ready, organize the ingredients and make sure you have cubed the Mozzarella and shredded the provolone.

For shopping:

  • Boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (4)
  • Eggs (2)
  • Panko bread crumbs (1 cup)
  • Grated Parmesan cheese (1/2 cup)
  • All-purpose flour (2 tablespoons)
  • Olive oil (1 cup)
  • Fresh tomato sauce (1-1/2 cup)
  • Fresh Cubano pepper (1, optional)

Topping cheeses, herbs, and oil:

  • Fresh Mozzarella (1/4 cup)
  • Grated Parmesan (1/4 cup)
  • Grated Provolone (1/2 cup)
  • Fresh basil (1/4 cup)
  • Olive oil in pouring bottle (1 tablespoon)
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