In episode 1 of Tito’s Kitchen, Tito cooks up the best chicken parmesan recipe.
Table of Content
0:00 – Intro
1:40 – pounding the chicken
2:12 – set-up breading station
2:35 – breading the chicken
3:39 – bruschetta
5:27 – marinara sauce
5:59 – sautéing the chicken
6:55 – building the chicken
8:33 – put in oven
8:54 – plating
9:17 – bon appétit
9:50 – outro
2 chicken breasts
1 cup of flour (add salt and pepper to taste)
2 oz olive oil (for sautéing)
3 roma tomatoes
½ red onion
2 garlic cloves
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp pepper
1 tbsp olive oil
24 oz. of marinara sauce
½ tbsp of sugar
2 slices of mozzarella cheese
4 oz of parmesan cheese
Pounding the chicken
The chicken breast is usually thick on one end and thinner on the other. So we are going to pound the chicken to make sure itl cooks evenly.
People do this in different ways. Me I just put it in a zip lock bag with about a teaspoon of olive oil (to prevent tearing). And I use a small pan to pound the chicken. Like I said, people do this in different ways. So you can use your tool of choice.
Once we’re done pounding the chicken, I’m gonna sprinkle both sides with a little salt and pepper.
Now it’s time to set up your breading station:
1 cup of flour (with salt and pepper to taste)
3 eggs for your egg wash
In three separate bowls
First, you’re going to put the chicken breast in the flour and coat both sides. Next, gently shake off the excess flour and place it in the bowl with the egg wash After that place the chicken in the bowl with the breadcrumbs and coat both sides again.
Preheat Oven to 450°
At this point we are going to preheat the oven to 450° and we’re also gonna get our marinara sauce heated up in a pot. You can use whatever marinara sauce you want. Mix in a ½ tbsp of sugar and let simmer.
Combine in one bowl the diced tomatoes, onions, chopped garlic and basil. Then add in your salt, pepper and olive oil. Mix them well together and set aside to let that flavor soak in.
Cooking the Chicken
Ok time to cook the chicken. For this part, you can use a saute pan or cast iron or whatever you have at home to heat up 2 oz of olive oil. Cook the chicken for about 2 minutes on both sides. (Keep in mind the chicken will not be fully cooked yet. We will finish it in the oven.)
Ok this is where all the magic happens!
Building the Chicken
First place a liberal amount of marinara sauce on top of the chicken Then add a slice of prosciutto ham on top of the sauce. Next place a slice of mozzarella cheese on top. After that we are going to dress it with the Fresh Bruschetta (This really kicks the flavor up to the next bracket.) Finally sprinkle the parmesan cheese on top of everything.
Finish in the oven
Place your masterpiece on a tray and put it in the oven for about 10 minutes. This will give the chicken a chance to finish cooking, the prosciutto edges a chance to crisp, and time for the cheese to melt.
Place a nice amount of marinara sauce in the center of the plate. Then place the chic parm right on top. Mmmmmh that looks good!
Instead of pasta, I’m going to plate this delicious goodness with a side of Caesar salad and some garlic bread.
Chick Parm Supreme
And there you have it, Chick Parm Supreme. Delicious goodness in every bite. One of my absolute favorite dishes. If you tried this at home, tell me how it came out. I would love to hear your feedback. If you liked what you saw and got any value out of it, hit the like button and tap the subscribe bell so you’ll be notified when I add new videos. Thank you. Peace.