Saturday, May 14, 2011

Recipe: Chicken Parmesan

Hi everyone!

My mom recently showed me some of Mark Bittman's online cooking videos. I thought they were great! I found a video of his where he cooked Parmesan Chicken with Jamie Oliver. I watched it and it looked delicious. Mom and I decided to recreate it at home. Here's the recipe:


  • 4 thin cut boneless, skinless chicken breast (if thin cut is not available, regular chicken breasts are fine)
  • 8 slices Prosciutto de Parma
  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme, strip leaves off stem
  • 2 large fresh basil leaves, minced
  • 1 lemon, zest
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Parmesano Reggiano cheese, freshly grated
  • To taste, sea salt and cracked black pepper
  • Plastic wrap

Tear off one large piece of plastic wrap double the size of your chicken breast and lay flat on kitchen counter. Place one chicken breast onto center of plastic wrap. Lightly salt chicken then add a little bit of lemon zest and a couple pinches of fresh herbs. Next, grate cheese onto chicken. Top chicken with two slices of prosciutto. Fold over plastic wrap to cover top of chicken. Beat plastic wrapped chicken with a small pan until flat. Heat skillet over medium heat; add oil to skillet. Cook chicken, prosciutto side down first for about 3 - 5 minutes until prosciutto is crispy. Flip chicken and cook about 3 more minutes. Prepare the remaining chicken breasts as above and cook. Delish with a side of steamed asparagus and mashed cauliflower.

You can serve the Parmesan Chicken with any healthy side item; salad, steamed asparagus, mashed cauliflower etc. You can also try making this dish Mexican by using red pepper flakes, oregano and lime zest and using monterey jack cheese instead of Parmesano Reggiano.

I'm also really excited because I'm going to be cooking my Waffadilla recipe at a home-school event for some graduating seniors. It should be a lot of fun, because Waffadillas are the perfect dorm-friendly meal. You can make a lot with waffle irons these days; so far I've made a grilled cheese sandwich, a panini, a calzone and quesadillas! Can you think of any other thins you could make in a waffle iron? Send me a Tweet: @TheLizzieMarie.

Thanks for reading!

Lizzie Marie

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