4 chicken breasts
1/2 cup all purpose flour + 2 tbsp all purpose flour
1/4 cup bread crumbs
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese (divided)
1 tbsp vegetable oil
2 tbsp butter
1 1/4 cups milk
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp dried basil
1/4 tsp dried oregano
1/2 cup tomato sauce
1 cup grated mozzarella cheese
Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees. Pat chicken dry and pound slightly. Dust chicken lightly with flour. Beat eggs and dip chicken into egg. Combine bread crumbs with 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese. Pat chicken into bread crumb mixture. Brush baking dish with oil and arrange chicken. Place in oven for 20 minutes.
While chicken is in the oven, in a medium sized sauce pan, melt butter and whisk in 2 tbsp of flour. After approx. 3 minutes, whisk in milk. Bring to a boil and add salt, pepper, basil and oregano. Reduce heat for 5 minutes stirring often. Should be a creamy consistency.
Remove chicken from oven, but keep oven on at temperature. Spread white sauce on each piece of chicken. Drizzle with tomato sauce. Sprinkle with grated mozzarella cheese and Parmesan cheese. Put back in oven for approx. 20 minutes at 400 degrees.
Mom’s chicken parm is so good. It’s that dish she makes when company is coming over. Maybe your mom had that go-to recipe too. When you saw her making it, you wondered who’s coming over??
The recipe also became a bit of a joke in our family. When I brought a boyfriend home for the first time, mom would inevitably make her chicken parm. When she made it for Eric (my husband), we all said No! It’s cursed. It’s bad luck! Chicken parm didn’t go so well with the other boyfriends…
19 years later, it looks like chicken parm just needed to find the right guy 😉