The Chicken Parmesan as served by Eastside Italian Deli, located in Los Angeles, California – as seen on Food Network’s Triple D Nation, Season 5.
Recipe courtesy of Eastside Market Italian Deli

Chicken Parmesan

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 55 min
  • Active: 30 min
  • Yield: 2 servings



Special equipment:
a meat mallet
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Place the chicken breasts between two sheets of heavy plastic (resealable freezer bags work well) on a solid, level surface. Firmly pound the chicken with the smooth side of a meat mallet to a thickness of 1/2-inch. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Beat the eggs in a shallow bowl and set aside. Place the breadcrumbs in a separate bowl and set aside. Place a chicken breast in the egg. Transfer to the breadcrumb mixture, pressing the crumbs into both sides. Repeat for each breast. Let the chicken rest for 10 to 15 minutes.
  3. Heat 1/2 inch olive oil in a large skillet on medium-high heat until it begins to shimmer. Cook the chicken in the hot oil until golden, about 2 minutes per side. (The chicken will finish cooking in the oven.) Transfer the chicken to a baking dish. Top each chicken breast with 2 tablespoons tomato sauce. Layer each with equal amounts of provolone or mozzarella and the basil. Sprinkle the Parmesan over the top. Bake until the cheese is browned and bubbly, the chicken breasts are no longer pink in the center and an instant-read thermometer inserted in the center reads at least 165 degrees F, 10 to 15 minutes.