CNYEats A Taste of Utica 20-Minute Chicken Parmesan

by Joanne on December 19, 2010

This weeks recipe is on page 90 of our book A Taste of Utica


Posted by Joe and as easy as …well, 20 minute Chicken Parmesan!


*The Vegetarian Version used “Quorn” as a chicken substitute:


  • 4 boneless and skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 2 TBS butter or margarine
  • 1 3/4 cups spaghetti sauce (for homemade, find your favorite recipe HERE)
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 TBS grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

Using the palm of your hand, flatten the chicken to even thickness (you might want to put it between pieces of waxed paper first). 

Dip chicken into the egg then into the crumbs to coat. 

In a skillet over medium heat, heat the butter/margarine and when hot, add the chicken.  Brown on both sides.  About 5 minutes per side.

Add the sauce.  Reduce the heat to a simmer.  Cover and allow to cook for 10  to 15 minutes.



*I added about 1/4 cup of red wine to deglaze pan before adding sauce. That’s why the sauce looks so dark and rich.  DELICOUS!

Sprinkle with cheeses and parsley. Cover. Simmer for 5 more minutes or until the cheese has melted. 


Ted said it was one of the best chicken dishes he has enjoyed in a very long time.

The vegetarian version was just as fantastic. Great recipe, Joe!

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  • At 2010.12.19 18:43, Monet said:

    I love how you include both meat and vegetarian variations of so many of your dishes. Since Ryan and I have different diets, I appreciate knowing both! This looks just delicious. I love serving pasta dishes with steamed broccoli too. Thank you for sharing with me, my dear. I hope your week is full of joy, feasting and family.

    • At 2010.12.19 19:11, Joanne said:

      Thanks Monet. I have to eat too as some of the UTica recipes look so good, I have to figure out a way that I can enjoy them as well. Quorn is a great substitute. I like the texture.

      • At 2010.12.19 21:11, Amanda @ BakingWithoutABox said:

        Oh chicken parm is my favorite! Thanks for sharing. I gotta save this one. Never heard of Quorn. Now I’ll be looking out for it in the grocery.

        • At 2010.12.19 22:33, Heather said:

          I can still remember going to Olive Garden with my family when we were younger and my mom and sister always ordering the Chicken Parm. I am bookmarking this recipe to send to them!!

          • At 2010.12.20 00:57, Sandra said:

            Wonderful of my favorites! You did awesome job!

            • At 2010.12.21 14:53, Kita said:

              Oooh, these look amazingly delicious!

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