Champion Chicken Parmesan

  • saj723 Posted: 06/17/09
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    Absolutely delicious and an easy meal to make (I use jarred sauce rather than make my own). My husband and I are big fans of this recipe and could easily have it once a week!

  • ak47gramma Posted: 05/13/10
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    I changed a few things in the crust, We prefer a more spicey taste, other than that we all really liked the flavor all around. Will make this quite often

  • springhilllad Posted: 02/07/11
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    Made this several times. Used jar of pasta sauce to speed it up. Finish in oven for 20 minutes to ensure chicken breasts(-not pounded) are cooked through but not dry. All love it. Served with orzo or other pasta depending on what's available.

  • hwinte87 Posted: 02/01/09
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    This meal was super easy to make! My husband and 20 month old son loved the chicken. To save time, I did not make the sauce. I used a tomato and basil jarred sauce and it was still delicious! I think this is a great dish on a weeknight.

  • haileej88 Posted: 06/07/09
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    Usually I find that homemade tomato sauce is watery and not worth the effort but this recipe was very different! I think the sun dried tomatoes added something special to it. I also added some extra garlic. Unfortunately the basil I had on hand had started to wilt so I had to use dry basil. Fresh would have made it even better! Next time I will also add some mushrooms to the sauce because I love them. To save time I bought chicken cutlets rather than breast halves so I didn't have to pound them out. That may be why people are saying it's time consuming?? The prep really wasn't that bad. I absolutely loved this recipe and will probably make it once a month.

  • nschur Posted: 03/23/09
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    This is the best Chicken Parmesan, but it's definitely not a "quick" recipe for busy cooks.

  • MustangJamie Posted: 01/09/09
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    I substituted my favorite jarred sauce but found that this is one of my favorite chicken parm recipes. Excellent!

  • megandelorbe Posted: 07/13/10
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    love it! this recipe has become a repeat in my home

  • LynnieM Posted: 01/10/09
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    Very good and so light and fresh tasting unlike most Chicken Parmesan recipes. I made the sauce in advance and highly recommend doing so...takes a little bit of time and I was hoping it would season! Will definitely make again for my family...teenage sons loved it!

  • StarvedinNJ Posted: 03/31/09
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    The whole family loved this!! It was such a wonderful alternative to the standard chicken parm recipes. Lighter than using regular breadcrumbs, and the sauce was very flavorful. This recipe will replace the one I have used for years!! Did not alter the reipe at all.

  • wheezard Posted: 03/01/10
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    This was a little bland for our taste. The sauce was fresh and very good, but the chicken needed a little extra...ompf! It didn't take very long to make, but it was labor intensive.

  • tjmassie24 Posted: 10/05/09
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    I have made this on many occasions and we enjoy it every time. The recipe is quick to come together and the end result is so tasty and satisfying, especially during fall and winter.

  • Vratislav1 Posted: 11/16/09
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    Hard to believe since I cook Italian food heavily but I decided to make it just like it called for. Well, instead of flour I did use seasoned bread crumbs, also sauce needed some salt. After cooking the sauce I added about 1/4 cup of Italian graded cheese. Can make the sauce a day ahead of time not a problem. Also, I used a whole egg instead of just whites. I also baked it in the oven for about 40 minutes. YUMMMMMMM! Looks like I did not quite follow the recipe!

  • Lou Bear Posted: 11/17/10
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    Despite all the great reviews I found this only mediocre. It would be better if I had put it over spaghetti or another pasta since the sauce has more liquid than expected. I would not have added the vinegar but it does need salt. On the whole I will be using my original recipe.

  • DorindaJo Posted: 04/15/10
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    I would make more linguine to go with it.

  • MeMyselfAndPie Posted: 04/23/10
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    This was very delicious, but man, it was a lot of work. I doubled the recipe, so I was chopping for awhile. (And it made A LOT of sauce.) The chicken is nice and juicy with a great crust and the sauce is nice, although you really have to like peppers! Step-by-step photos on my blog: http://me-myself-and-pie.blogspot.com/2009/12/champion-chicken-parmesan.html

  • PaulMKE Posted: 01/27/10
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    Very good

  • ewains517 Posted: 01/05/10
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    This is by far one of my absolute favorite recipes that I've tried from Cooking Light. I've made it 4-5 times over the years and each time it gets rave reviews. From start to finish, it does take a long time to make so I usually save this one for a weekend when I have more time to prepare it. As others have suggested, make the sauce earlier in the day so that the flavors can meld. The sauce is what makes this dish! So fresh, thick and flavorful. I'm considering making a giant batch of the sauce & freezing it so I can have it on hand for other dishes as well. My only alteration to the chicken portion was to add a few tablespoons of bread crumbs and some Italian seasoning to the breading mixture. A five star recipe!

  • VanCanCook Posted: 07/13/10
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    I followed this step by step and it turned out great! everyone had 2 servings. i make this regularly for my family.

  • sstoner312 Posted: 08/22/10
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    I would have to say that this is good but not outstanding. I really felt it lacked a lot of flavor which was a suprise to me. Won't probably make it again just because the work wasn't worth the final result.

  • Laurenk3366 Posted: 05/06/11
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    Great dish, whole family liked it very much!!

  • gforcecook Posted: 05/08/11
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    I used sun-drieds packed in oil because I couldn't find what was called for. Otherwise followed the recipe closely. Wasn't a huge fan of the "canned" tomato taste. I could taste this over everything else. Next time will experiment with fresh tomatoes. This is a good, solid recipe, but nothing over-the-top outstanding for me.

  • SanDiegoJes Posted: 05/26/11
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    I made this last night for dinner and got rave reviews from my boyfriend. I did not make the suggested marinara, I used a different recipe I always keep around the house. I thought this recipe was better than the usual breaded chicken parmesan I have made in the past, it is less heavy and just as delicious. This is going to be my go to chicken parmesan recipe from now on.

  • Guinn2815 Posted: 07/03/11
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    This recipe has become one of my family's new favorite dishes. I am a huge fan of Italian dishes and greatly enjoy this new addition to my cookbook. D-E-L-I-C-I-O-U-S.

  • kconklin Posted: 08/24/11
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    Really yummy! Not the quickest recipe to make, but absolutely worth the time. Impressive enough to make for company. Also makes great leftovers! Will make this again and again.

  • CF2829 Posted: 06/26/12
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    My fiance loves this recipe. I think this is his favorite thing that I make. It's from our Best of Cooking Light cookbook. I like to use a mixture of asiago and mozzarella cheese with slightly more mozzarella. This recipe is lighter than other chicken parm recipes, but I wouldn't consider it health food.

  • madjack96 Posted: 03/20/13
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    Great weeknight recipe, very easy to put together and very delicious! A nice twist on chicken parmesan.

  • cherylou Posted: 12/11/12
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    I didn't like this at all. The sauce was lacking so much flavor! I wouldn't have thought it was a lot of work if it tasted good but it was too much work for the results. I was very disappointed.

  • paynecounselor Posted: 08/16/12
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    Simple and delicious. I just used Hunts Traditional sauce (it's our favorite) and it was perfect!

  • Kelsey093 Posted: 11/14/12
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    This recipe is very tasty. Everyone loved it.

  • kodibug84 Posted: 12/16/12
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    This tasted good. The chicken turned out nice and crispy. The sauce tasted very fresh, but was lacking something. I can't quite place what it is. The hubby liked it a lot.

  • k8erbug Posted: 11/17/13
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    This was delish! I'm making it again tonight. Very light, fresh tasting and oh so yummy! I've got to say the left overs are even better. Can't wait to have it again and yes it is company approved, at least mine loved it.

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