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Chicken Parmesan

Need an easy but impressive meal to make for a special occasion, or how about just an easy weeknight dinner? This gluten-free CHICKEN PARMESAN is your answer! Serve it on a beautiful bed of pasta, or over a mound of marinara, either way, it's absolutely delicious.


Chicken parmesan is one of those dishes that if it's on the menu, I'm almost always going to order it. However, I am very particular about the chicken. I like for it to be crispy despite being covered in marinara, and this recipe accomplishes just that.



INGREDIENTS

4 thin sliced chicken breasts

1 cup tapioca flour

1/2 tsp salt

1/4 tsp black pepper

2 eggs

1 cup gluten-free bread crumbs

1/3 cup Parmesan, shredded, more for topping

2 tsp Italian seasoning

1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil, more as needed

1 (24oz) jar of marinara or homemade marinara

1 (0.5oz) container fresh basil

1 (8oz) mozzarella ball, thinly sliced

Optional: pasta and garlic bread


HOW TO MAK

-Preheat oven to 425.

-Form an assembly line for breading. In one bowl, combine tapioca flour, salt, and pepper. Whisk together.

-In a second bowl, add the eggs, and beat.

-In a third bowl, combine breadcrumbs, parmesan, and Italian seasoning. Whisk together.

-Pat chicken dry with paper towels, and season with salt and pepper to taste.

-Working with one chicken breast at a time, place it in the tapioca flour and fully coat.

-Shake excess off, and dip it in the eggs.

-Shake excess off, and dredge it in the breadcrumbs.

-Shake excess off, and set aside.

-Repeat for all chicken breasts.

-Heat oil in a deep skillet over medium heat.

-Gently place chicken in skillet, working in batches to not overcrowd skillet. Cook for 3 mins each side.

-Put chicken in a 9x13 casserole dish.

-Top each piece with about 4-5 Tbsp marinara, more if desired.

-Place 2 basil leaves on each piece of chicken, then top with a mozzarella slice.

-Bake uncovered to melt cheese (5-7 mins depending on oven), then broil for 1-2 mins to brown the top of the cheese.

-Top with fresh basil and grated Parmesan.

-Serve with pasta and garlic bread.


NOTES

-Make sure oil is heated before adding chicken.

-Only put 2 pieces of chicken in skillet at a time. Work in batches to not overcrowd and to control oil temperature.

-I love a saucy Chicken Parm, so I add lots of marinara when it doesn’t need to be photographed.

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