Weeknight Baked Chicken Parmesan

Weeknight Baked Chicken Parmesan This baked chicken Parmesan can be served with fresh salad or over hot spaghetti with extra marinara sauce.

Ingredients

Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

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    SERVING : 8

    YIELD : 8 servings

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Lightly oil a large baking dish or rimmed cookie sheet.

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  • Trim chicken breasts of fat and slice in half length-wise to make 8 equal-thickness chicken cutlets. Note: If the chicken breasts are very large, pound them between plastic wrap into 1/2-inch thick cutlets.

  • Stir together flour, salt and black pepper in a shallow bowl. Whisk eggs in another bowl. In a third bowl, stir together Italian bread crumbs with parmesan cheese.

  • Dip both sides of each chicken cutlet into the flour, then dip in beaten eggs, letting excess egg drip off. Dip into the breadcrumb mixture, pressing cutlets into breading to ensure a thick, even coating of crumbs. Set prepared cutlets aside for 10 minutes.

  • Heat a large non-stick or cast iron pan over medium heat; add enough olive oil to coat the bottom of the pan. When oil is hot, add chicken in batches (don’t crowd the pan), sauteing until golden brown, about 2 minutes per side.

  • Place chicken in prepared baking dish. Top each chicken breast with 2 tablespoons Ragu® Hearty Traditional Sauce. (Reserve remaining sauce to serve over pasta, if desired.) Then top with about 1/4 cup of shredded mozzarella.

  • Bake uncovered until cheese is melted and chicken is no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, about 10 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

Per Serving: 484 calories; protein 43.6g; carbohydrates 32.5g; fat 19.1g; cholesterol 166mg; sodium 1486.1mg. Notes: For a healthier oven-only baked chicken Parmesan, the folks at Ragu(R) suggest completing steps 1-4. Lightly coat breaded chicken breasts with cooking spray and bake chicken for 20 minutes. Continue with step 6.