Hi There, Chicken Parm. How You Doin’?

Who loves Chicken Parmesan? For the next 4 weeks we’ll be talking all things chicken parm. Let’ s get started!

Chicken Parmesan (a. k. a. Chicken Parm or Chicken Parmigiana, depending on the level of familiarity between you and this dish) is an Italian-American classic. We see it on the menu of every neighborhood Italian restaurant and many of us make it as a weeknight dinner at home. It’s so recognizable and well-loved that there are riffs on it all over the place too. I especially notice it as an option on sub and sandwich menus and recently I saw Chicken Parm Benedict on a brunch menu, which made me swoon a bit.

What is it about Chicken Parmesan that makes it so lovable? Well, you’ve got a tender piece of chicken breast meat, which is a big favorite here in the U.S.. It’s breaded and fried until golden and crispy. I honestly can’t resist a chicken cutlet like this, especially when topped with amazing things. And in the case of chicken parm, it IS topped with amazing things: Lots of melted cheese and tomato sauce.  So you’ve got…

Tender

Crispy

Gooey

Saucy

How could anyone not love it?

I think it’s also about how basic this dish is. It’s just meat, cheese and sauce. Simple wins, right? And it’s satisfyingly filling.

Those are the reasons I think we love it. There are probably others. As you follow along with our Chicken Parmesan series, which starts today and runs every weekday for 4 weeks, give some thought to what your favorite things about this dish are. There will be a lot of inspiration. By the end, you’re going to be a Chicken Parm expert and you’ll know all the ins and outs of making this dish better than ever.

We’re covering how to make chicken cutlets (both traditional and healthier oven-baked ones), how to make your own tomato sauce, a Classic Chicken Parmesan recipe and then a whole bunch of twists, like, Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan, Grilled Chicken Parmesan, Skillet Chicken Parmesan, Chicken Parmesan Baked Pasta, Chicken Parmesan Meatballs and more and more. This is a seriously delicious series. Follow along daily over here. Enjoy!

Now, let’s get sauced!

Christine 😉

Christine Pittman

Christine is the Founder and Senior Editor of The Cookful. She also blogs at COOKtheSTORY where she specializes in easy healthy homemade recipes. Healthiness aside, she has been known to shred cheese onto a dinner plate, microwave it for 30 seconds, and then eat the messy goop with a spoon.