Herbed Chicken Parmesan

  • HokieLREM Posted: 04/03/09
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    This was really tasty! We will definitely make again. Like other reviewers, I put the chicken in a casserole prior to putting on the sauce and baking. I didn't have any jarred pasta sauce, so I made Cooking Light's "Marinara Magnifica" using the fire roasted canned tomatoes I had on hand. Excellent! We served with the suggested orzo and a spinach salad. Next time, I'll try chicken cutlets. I'd definitely make for company - but would have it ready and assembled up to the "oven bake" stage to cut down on time in the kitchen with guests! :o)

  • bellymama Posted: 01/17/10
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    This makes a good easy weeknight meal. I've used boneless chicken breasts and boneless thighs. I typically prefer thigh meat, but I like the breasts better with this recipe. The balsamic vinegar adds amazing complexity to the jarred sauce, so don't skip that simple step. I've followed CL's recommendation and served the chicken with orzo and roasted broccoli.

  • LindsayC Posted: 06/14/09
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    This recipe is delicious as is, but I often speed things up by using italian-seasoned breadcrumbs instead of the herbs, and I just use tomato and basil marinara sauce by itself instead of mixing up the sauce in the recipe. I also use thin-cut chicken breasts instead of the chicken tenders because I hate the tendons, and removing them is a pain. The first time I made this recipe, I used a regular non-stick pan, but the butter seemed to dry up really fast and wasn't enough to evenly cook all of the pieces of chicken. I started using my well seasoned cast iron skillet after that, which works much better with the small amount of butter.

  • MotorcycleCook Posted: 03/16/10
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    I really liked this dish. I used Panko bread crumbs but otherwise followed the recipe. Great for a quick weeknight meal. I will definitely make this again.

  • kjnawara Posted: 03/09/10
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    I have made this recipe quite a few times now! It is always a hit, even with my picky husband. I use panko instead of bread crumbs and it turns out perfect. Also, I have made it with both provolone and part-skim mozzarella on top...both turn out great. Easy to make and tastes like one I would get at a restaurant, but without all the fat! Great recipe!

  • nicspoon32 Posted: 01/07/09
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    I just made the chicken part of the recipe, and it was outstanding! crispy on the outside and juicy inside. great flavor, too. Highly recommend!!

  • abceri Posted: 02/16/09
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    This was a very good recipe, quick enough for a weeknight meal.

  • shaftermee Posted: 12/17/08
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    This was requested by my family to be added to our regular rotation, and since it's so easy I'm happy to oblige. I browned the chicken on both sides on the stove then transferred it to a casserole dish and added the sauce on top. Later when it was almost time for dinner I put it into the oven at 350 to finish cooking (about 15 minutes), then added the cheese and quickly broiled it. Voila. Dinner served. It was excellent over orzo (doubled the sauce so the orzo was lightly coated too before putting chicken on top).

  • rederin Posted: 05/17/10
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    Very good and easy to make. I also had to add more panko. I've replaced mozzarella for the provolone depending on what I have on hand, and it's still great. Serve with any pasta and roasted broccoli. Oh, and we use the whole jar of sauce so that there is extra for the pasta.

  • RitasKitchen Posted: 11/21/08
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    I really liked this! It was so easy and I had almost all ingredients in the pantry which is a real plus for me! I really liked the balsamic vinegar taste in the sauce but my brother didn't so I think that's a matter of taste buds. The chicken was perfectly cooked. I served over angel hair pasta (adding a little sauce to the pasta so that it didn't dry out) and I will definitely make this again.

  • ezd3kids Posted: 11/05/09
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    This was delicious; plus, it was quick to prepare!

  • holaerica Posted: 03/22/10
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    This was excellent for a quick weeknight supper. I wouldn't make it for company, but it really was great. My husband went nuts over it and I think it will become a regular rotation. I did use a little bit more cheese and olive oil in place of the butter. Also had to double the breading (used panko) to make sure I had enough.

  • WhitneyWill Posted: 02/05/10
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    I cut boneless breasts into strips; next time I'll just buy the tenders and cut out some of the prep time. Otherwise, I didn't change a thing. My husband kept saying, "This is really good!" over and over again. Even my two preschool boys gobbled it up. You have to try this one!

  • deanderson2000 Posted: 02/25/11
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    My husband was quite disturbed that I wasn't making "his" chicken parm recipe .. until he tried it, and said, "I'm glad you didn't listen to me." Very easy to make for weeknight. Served with spaghetti and zucchini. I'll definitely make again.

  • chbinder Posted: 12/14/08
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    recipe was ok, nothing extraordinary. the balsamic was ok. recipe was simple and quick. may make again

  • DaniLynnR Posted: 05/01/09
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    I love this recipe! As others have said, I just use regular chicken breasts and slice them into tenders because it is cheaper. Also, I use egg beaters for the egg wash instead of egg whites. Have recommended this recipe to several people. I also love the use of the orzo as the pasta because you feel like you are getting a lot more pasta, yet eating a smaller portion.

  • Wildflower5150 Posted: 12/16/08
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    This is one of my favorite Cooking Light recipes ever, so easy, so delicious! Great for a weeknight dinner, serve with a side of pasta, some extra sauce, salad and bread. I make this dish often.

  • eileen814 Posted: 06/19/09
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    This recipe is the absolute best chicken parmesan! I have to make it in a 9x13, so I have had to change it a bit! The vinegar is the key to the sauce. To make in the 9x13, you have to put some sauce on the bottom, put in the cooked chicken, then top with the rest of the sauce. And top with chesse and foil. Bake until bubbly. We just have with a green salad, and garlic bread. A family favorite.

  • janemoraga Posted: 07/17/09
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    This was so easy and delicious! It has already become a staple in our home. I made it for the first time at my Mom's and she raved over it. Great weeknight recipe.

  • CourtneyS Posted: 01/20/10
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    Fantastic anytime dinner dish! Glad to have found this recipe as a healthy alternative to the fried version. I used mozerrella cheese and cooked the chicken in a cast iron pot. It was beautifully brown and bubbly when removed from the broiler! I would suggest adding more sauce than the recipe calls for as the orzo was a little dry with the recommended amount.

  • kbrueck Posted: 09/18/10
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    Amazing! A definite recipe for any occasion. Super easy and even more delicious.

  • csaunders80 Posted: 01/23/10
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    I just threw this recipe together tonight for the first time and I am already planning on making it again sometime soon. The addition of balsamic to the tomato sauce is a great idea and one that I will be using again. I thought this was a great dish for company or for a quick week night dinner. Thanks for a great recipe!!!

  • JWiggy Posted: 01/22/09
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    I really liked this simple recipe. I prepared as much as I could ahead of time (I'm a nanny and find the afternoons get pretty busy driving to/from cheerleading practice, dance practice, and working in homework time). I also changed it just a tad. I threw the chicken into a freezer bag with some olive oil, balsmic vinegar, fresh thyme, basil, and a tad of oregano with salt and pepper in the morning after everyone left for school. I also mixed the bread crumbs, parmesan cheese and seasonings in another ziploc and threw that in the fridge. At crunch time, I started the water to boil the noodles, dumped the chicken into a bowl with the egg, then dropped those into the bag with the breading and shook until coated. I browned each of the tenderloins in a skillet and put them into a baking dish. Then I coated with a jar of sauce, some mozzarela (no shreaded provolone at the store!) and parmesan. Just as I was draining the noodles the chicken finished. I also steamed some asparagus on the side, but a salad or microwavable steamed fresh green beans would've been delicious on the side.

  • Anabell315 Posted: 01/07/09
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    I really liked this recipe. It was very easy to put together with very little prep. I also liked that it only used one pan - loved the addition of balsamic vinegar! yum! i will definitely make this again.

  • krnjsln Posted: 06/05/09
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    We enjoyed this and super fast. I used whole wheat panko, Trader Joe's Organic Marinara and fresh basil. Only had parmesan cheese on hand, so I put that on top as wel. My 14 yr old daughter said it was the best she has tasted. A keeper!

  • dennisheck Posted: 09/07/10
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    Well I may never have to visit a restaurant again for Chicken Parmesan. I made this exactly like the recipe and it turned out fantastic. It is every bit as good as any Chick Parm in any restaurant (maybe a bit of an exaggeration). But this is definitely a keeper. And it is great as leftovers as well. Try it, you will like it. I will make it for company!!!

  • srockstad Posted: 05/29/09
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    This recipe is great! I keep getting requests to make it over and over again. I make this for my family and guests. I replace the bread crumbs with Oat Bran and add fresh basil with the parsley to make it healthier and you can't tell the different. The basil adds a nice taste and the oat bran give it more fiber.

  • bkotto Posted: 03/24/09
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    Great recipe. Would halve the amount of sauce next time, but otherwise, wouldn't change.

  • kathymw Posted: 10/06/10
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    pretty good but i think it needed a bit more sauce...missing something...but def a good recipe to work off of!

  • DaleJRfan Posted: 02/25/10
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    We make this dish as stated in the recipe with two exceptions. One - we use spaghetti rather than orzo pasta. The orzo was fine, but we prefer spaghetti. Second - we put the chicken into a baking dish with the sauce and cheese prior to melting the cheese under the broiler. Its much easier than using the skillet.

  • jautrey Posted: 08/28/10
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    Just followed this wonderful recipe for a slow Saturday night meal and WOW! it was fantastic! As good or better than the dish from the local family-owned Italian restaurant! This was almost too easy to have been as good as it was! Served it with tossed salad and my wife's excellent green bean casserole. Thanks, for the recipe!!!

  • Barbarashannon Posted: 03/30/11
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    So easy and very delicious. I'll take this Chicken Parmesan over any other.

  • licig10 Posted: 02/21/09
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    We loved this...easy to make if you are short on time and the chicken was so tender and flavorful. The sauce was great I used O organics from safeway, and it could not have been better once I added the balsamic.

  • ChefJenn Posted: 08/26/10
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    I make this all the time, just with a few tweaks. I use Italian bread crumbs, salt and pepper the chicken before dipping in egg whites. Lightly pat the bread crumb mixture onto chicken. Use just a little olive oil in the pan (no butter) to saute the chicken. When chicken is almost completely done on 2nd side, pour 1/2 cup sauce (for 1 serving) over the chicken, top with mozz cheese and cover to heat sauce and melt cheese. Serve! :)

  • crunchy Posted: 02/18/09
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    My family loved this recipe. I didn't have chicken tenders so I cut my chicken breasts in half and then pounded out to about 1/2 inch. I added a little more seasoning to the bread crumbs, some Mrs. Dash as well as Johnny's Garlic Spread and a little S & B japanese spice to add some heat to the dish. You could just add cayenne or chili powder.

  • Erin0405 Posted: 02/19/09
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    This was really good. I gave it five stars because it is hard to find a recipe this good, with ingredients you probably already have on hand, that you can make easily on a weeknight. Instead of mixing all the miscellaneous herbs in with the breadcrumbs, I used Italian Seasoning. The balsamic vinegar in the sauce gave a nice taste; the end product reminded me of bruschetta.This will definitely be a staple recipe in my home.

  • msmindyf Posted: 01/18/10
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    Oh..wow..I really loved the sauce combination..really simple for a busy weeknight..I wish I had gone to the trouble to get a block of provolone from the deli, but went with the sliced..all in all..very good..wouldn't change a thing.

  • SRSSEPT9 Posted: 06/29/09
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    This is a great weeknight dinner!

  • weejackie Posted: 09/08/09
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    Really good! Thanks for the suggestion to "casserole" it. I made the chicken as directed and then layered it in a 9x13 casserole dish with a little sauce on the bottom. Covered it with the cheese and remainder of sauce. Delish and easy! The balsamic adds the right amount of depth to the jarred sauce. This will go in my regular weeknight line-up!

  • zoeytu Posted: 04/02/09
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    Very tasty!!! I love the flavor. I will definitely be making this again. I did add 2 Tbsp. of Olive Oil when cooking the chicken, as I had more chicken than the receipe called for. I served it with angel hair pasta.

  • krispy6372 Posted: 03/29/09
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    fantastic! This will become a regular meal at our house. Another fantastic recipe from CL!

  • theredfantastic Posted: 04/26/09
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    YUM! So easy and so delicious! My husband loved it and didn't have any "recommendations" like he does on other light recipes I make :) After searing the chicken I baked it until it was cooked, I can't get chicken to cook right all the way through on my stove top. I added some italian seasoning and minced garlic to the sauce to liven it up a bit. I used mozzarella instead of provolone. Good stuff!

  • sarasotacook Posted: 04/28/09
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    I make this recipe a lot. My husband loves it. I use regular chicken breasts (cheaper) and pound them very thin. I also use mozzerella cheese instead of provolone. I have an herb garden and use fresh basil and parsley. A keeper in our house and very quick and easy to make with ingredients I usually have on hand.

  • ctodd1 Posted: 09/25/10
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    My family loved this recipe. It was a quick and easy meal to prepare during the week. I didn't have parsley, so left that out and used whatever jarred spaghetti sauce I had and added the other ingredients to that. This is definately staying in the recipe box!

  • CarolynDavis Posted: 07/17/09
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    I prepared the chicken as called for in the recipe. Instead of serving it over pasta, I made a casserole with sauteed zucinni as the bottom layer, the cooked chicken, and topped with cheese. I broiled it in the oven as recipe directed. It was delicious!

  • bafinaire Posted: 10/14/10
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    Decent recipe, if I made it again I would double up the amount of sauce in order to have some for the pasta.

  • Empac7 Posted: 02/23/11
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    Just not my favorite. I think it could be better with a few changes. I loved the balsamic venagar in the pasta sauce, and would go ahead and double the pasta sauce if I decide to make it again.

  • aggiegirl96 Posted: 08/30/10
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    This is by far the best thing I have ever made off this site!

  • savannahshell Posted: 06/13/09
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    Really delicious, easy & quick to make. Plus I already had all the ingredients on hand. Will definitely make again. Great dish for weeknight meals with just family but would also be great for entertaining friends. Angel hair pasta and a little italian salad are great to serve along with this dish.

  • leosmom1 Posted: 08/02/09
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    This is a fantastic recipe! I use Rao's tomato basil sauce, and it's so delicious I usually use a whole jar. I serve with steamed vegetables to keep the dish light. The only modifications I make are to add mushrooms to the sauce to add more "meatiness" and I use italian flavored bread crumbs. Perfect easy savory recipe that impresses!

  • cougarcheer011 Posted: 09/20/09
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    J'adore ca! Chicken took longer than it said, but it seemed to add more flavor...will make it again for sure.

  • Hallie5 Posted: 01/28/10
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    This was excellent and so easy to make. My family loved it.

  • litebite Posted: 10/29/09
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    My hubby and I love this recipe. It's a great quick week night meal. I use mozzarella instead of the provolone and use Ragu's Light Tomato Basil Sauce (cheap and yummy).

  • Chofrock Posted: 12/21/09
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    Terrific. Impressed husband and myself. Would have liked more sauce for the pasta because it was just so fantastic tasting. I used fresh basil and dried parsley instead of the other way around as indicated in recipe, and it came out great.

  • Alleycat100 Posted: 09/23/09
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    Great recipe! Next time I will be using boneless/skinless chicken breast cut to size. I don't like the tendon in the breast tender as another user had mentioned. I served on thin spaghetti noodles, but will definitely make with the orzo as recommended. It's very flavorful and my husband asked for me to make it again.

  • lv2bgoofy Posted: 10/17/09
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    Plan on keeping this in my regular stuff to fix....LOVED it and I did the casserole thing....added zucchini to the bottom after cooking them for a little bit on the stove....would make it for friends along with the family

  • mlsmythe Posted: 10/21/09
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    Whole family loved this dish! I will make again. I added more sauce than it called for. Delicious!

  • dkdrill Posted: 01/14/10
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    This was delicious and easy! My boyfriend said it was the "best chicken dish" I've made....I even used Smart Balance, light butter and whole wheat linguine and it was fabulous! I also suggest using more sauce than the recipe calls for; I used 2 cups - so good!

  • scrappyt Posted: 02/19/10
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    Absolutely delicious, light and quick version of a favorite! I follow the recipe exactly except that we use an entire jar of sauce (and increase balsamic vinegar accordingly) in order to have extra to spoon over pasta that we serve with it. Everyone loves it!

  • rjm0902 Posted: 01/17/10
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    Wonderful recipe! It's a really good substitute for the high fat restaurant version!

  • GottaChemjob09 Posted: 05/18/10
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    Made this tonight for dinner it was YUMMY!!!..all of the flavors blended wonderfully...the only changes I made were putting the chicken and sauce in a shallow jelly roll pan, and used more cheese than what the recipe called for...I rated it four starts due to the butter burning too fast and had the house filled with smoke..I had to add EVOO to the butter...but overall very very good and I will be making this dish again!!!!

  • eep128 Posted: 03/08/10
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    Loved this recipe! I would definitely make it again. The sauce was perfect. I will be adding balsamic vinegar to all of my tomato sauces now. I used a pasta sauce out of a jar (Progresso I think) and mozzarella cheese instead of provolone. I used garlic and herb bread crumbs and didn't add the additional herbs. I also served it by itself (no pasta) and with broccoli on the side. We were fighting over the leftovers!

  • BeckiK Posted: 09/08/10
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    9.5 out of 10 says the hubby. It's a keeper! Only difference was I used Panko instead of breadcrumbs and sliced provolone under the broiler. Excellent and easy!

  • lreinhar Posted: 01/15/10
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    SOOO GOOD! My husband is not an Italian fan, but he loved this. The red sauce is genius! why didn't I think of that? Easy and yummy! I just served with green beans to keep the calories down. I will make this again and again!

  • flambe99 Posted: 10/03/10
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    This made a ton of food! I served over whole-wheat spaghetti with fresh garlic bread and a salad. Yummy. After reading other reviews, I decided to double the sauce ingredients. Definitely glad I did. Chicken was a little dry, so may try grilling instead of pan frying next time. I couldn't find shredded provolone, so I just tore up provolone slices.

  • Gretchen317 Posted: 01/26/10
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    This dish was easy to make and quick. The best thing about it, besides the taste, is that my kids even approved! They are picky eaters and it is hard to please all 3 at once. I will definately make this again! I made it with angel hair pasta and broccoli. I didn't use the recommended sauce. I used Ragu instead. It was light and tasty. I also added extra provolone and parmesan....we love cheese!

  • ToriaB Posted: 09/08/10
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    Excellent recipe! Very tasty and easy to make! Adding balsamic to the sauce gives it that something extra. This will definitely become a household favorite.

  • cutiecali5 Posted: 02/02/10
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    This dish was really satisfying and flavorful! It is really hard to cook for my picky boyfriend - he doesn't like pork, most fish, mushrooms, or onions and this definitely fit the bill. He completely trusts me in the kitchen now! I think this dish is pretty casual, but with sophisticated sides (I made grilled asparagus) it could be a nice dish for company. I was really attentive to how long the chicken cooks, because it continues to cook even after being taken off the burner and when in the broiler- I made sure the chicken had just become opaque when I took it off. This is a wonderful comfort food dish!

  • mmz5002 Posted: 02/15/10
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    wonderful dish to make right after work. quick and easy with an amazing taste!

  • wheninrome75 Posted: 02/07/10
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    So easy to prepare and such great flavor! Easy, easy, easy. I didn't change a thing. I served it with angel hair pasta and bread sticks. I will be making this again very soon.

  • Fatrebecca Posted: 09/21/10
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    This was EXCELLENT! Like a lot of the other reviewers, I am a beginner cook and you would never know after tasting this! I did what a lot of other people did — brown the chicken and then bake it in the casserole dish. I ended up using chicken breasts, but beating them out to where they were very thin. I marinated them all day, too. I also added diced zucchini, which was awesome. There was a good bit of prep work but as soon as you are done setting up, it goes very quickly. My boyfriend who (lovingly) chides me for most of my dishes said this was amazing. Served over whole grain angel hair and with a salad. Next time I will try to get the breadcrumb outside a little crispier by keeping in the oven for a bit longer. If you are nervous about making this, YOU CAN! Scrumptious!

  • segan101 Posted: 12/14/10
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    Delicious!

  • kyleMc Posted: 08/29/10
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    Great recipe, followed recipe exactly except for adding more cheese

  • Kellie285 Posted: 08/27/10
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    This recipe is awesome! I used Brummel & Brown for the butter and a little bit of olive oil to avoid burning the butter. We used skim provolone cheese and took another reviewer's recommendation and after pan frying, we put the chicken in a baking dish and broiled til cheese was melted and slightly brown. We doubled the sauce and poored the extra over whole wheat angel hair pasta. I highly recommend this recipe. The balsamic vinegar was an fabulous touch for the sauce! It made enough for my husband and I to have leftovers for lunch the next day.

  • mjmayinsf Posted: 01/21/11
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    Really, really great! My husband (who rarely compliments my excellent cooking) loved this, and so did our sauce-suspicious 3-year old. This will def go into our lineup. I used chix breasts pounded thin, a mix of regular and panko breadcrumbs, and a mix of butter and olive oil for the saute. YUM!

  • rranea Posted: 04/23/10
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    Very good meal and easy to make. Was pleased this wasn't as time consuming as I thought it would be. I did use the angel hair pasta and instead of all provolone, I used a mix of shreaded Provolone and Motz cheese. Family loved it!

  • erin41 Posted: 05/18/10
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    This was simply wonderful!!! Very easy and very kid friendly...used vodka sauce and used the extra sauce to serve over the spaghetti.I will rotate this for our weeknight family meals.

  • Shauna7 Posted: 05/17/10
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    This was so easy and delicious! I doubled the amount of breading and sauce/balsamic, and I added some olive oil to the pan with the butter for cooking the chicken. My husband can be picky, but he took one bite of this and said,"This is my new favorite - it tastes like something from an Italian restaurant!" It was the balsamic in the sauce that really made the dish. I served it with mini Gemelli pasta and it was perfect. I recommend using a "mini" pasta - it's a perfect compliment to the sauce.

  • foxegurl266 Posted: 11/30/10
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    I overcooked the chicken, but overall the sauce was very good. Cheesy.

  • SAtownmommy Posted: 08/22/10
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    This is a really good recipe. The strips make cooking faster and it works better for the kids than a big chicken breast. I had to double the bread crumbs and I will cook the chicken at medium instead of medium high so that the chicken cooks more evenly. I served it over whole wheat pasta but I think it would be good with veggies also.

  • megrocks Posted: 06/11/10
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    This dish was absolutely fantastic!! I love trying new dishes and new ingredients, and will definitely be cooking this dish more often!!

  • MandaKate Posted: 03/20/11
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    Really enjoyed this recipe. Was uncertain about the balsamic vinegar in the sauce, but it was really good! I used Italian seasoned breadcrumbs so I didn't add the spices or the salt. It's another case of - I can't believe this is Cooking Light!

  • epalkot Posted: 07/07/10
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    I thought this was really delicious. After reading through the reviews, I used the entire jar of sauce and doubled the vinegar to keep the proportions the same. I used one tbs butter and one tbs olive oil also based on previous reviews about the butter burning. We had this on whole wheat thin spaghetti and it was really delicious. I'll be making this again!

  • mossmellow Posted: 05/24/10
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    I'm not a fan of Chicken with marinara and my husband wasn't either until this recipe. It was extremely easy to make.

  • GVerdi2 Posted: 07/27/10
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    SIX STARS! Yummy with whole wheat angel hair pasta. Used panko instead of breadcrumbs. I'd serve this at a dinner party. Prettier than the picture.

  • JamieDempsey1 Posted: 02/27/11
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    This was so easy to make and tasted great! Will be making this again!

  • roweena Posted: 08/28/10
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    This is a 5-star everyday recipe. Wouldn't serve as special occasion. I did throw mine into the oven for 15 minutes to finish cooking. Sauteeing the chicken long enough to make it done seems to burn it. I make my own tomato basil sauce so can't comment as to the sauce. Great quick everyday recipe, though.

  • Bella18 Posted: 07/19/10
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    This recipe was so delicious! It tasted like it was from an Italian restaurant. I would make again for family or even company.

  • MrMomnAZ Posted: 08/26/10
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    As Chicken Parmesan recipes goes this one is rocks. I used 3/4c panko and used a combination of olive oil and butter in mine with whole wheet thin spaghetti. The crispiness of the panko plus the flavor of freshly shredded parmesan finishes if off just right. I served it with some steamed broccoli and Italian garlic bread. This treat will be added to our family rotation.

  • JNooner Posted: 10/17/10
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    I LOVE this recipe because it was so easy and so delicious. I follow recipes to the T and usually have to change things, but with this recipe I didn't have to do that. Great for every occasion!

  • GailHahs4 Posted: 11/08/10
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    What a delicious tasty dish. I ended up using smokey provolone cheese on top. It added a nice smokey taste to the dish. I also served the chicken and sauce over spaghetti noodles after broiling it. YUM!! I will make this again for sure.

  • ladybugs11 Posted: 01/20/11
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    Made it for the first time last night - loved it! Definitely cooking it again.

  • salire Posted: 10/26/10
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    Absolutely delicious. If I could rate this 10 stars, I would. Family adored it.

  • lizlee Posted: 11/14/10
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    A staple at our house, and an easy crowd pleaser! this is one of those dishes that i crave.

  • JodiCA Posted: 01/23/11
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    Would absolutely make again. This is going into our rotations. I served it with spinach and parmesean orzo and it was delicious.

  • wilso132 Posted: 02/04/11
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    LOVED this! made it with a side of angel hair pasta. we will make it again.

  • 1momlady Posted: 01/14/11
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    Fantastic!!! Everyone is correct, my family loved it. I used Panko crumbs for the breading, which I think enhanced the crunch on the chicken.

  • crissycurry Posted: 01/19/11
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    It was wonderful!! Everyone in the family enjoyed it.

  • Mama2girls Posted: 01/24/11
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    Great weeknight dinner. It was fast, easy to make, and everyone liked it. This is a keeper!

  • TamarFSU Posted: 04/17/11
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    This one is a keeper! I've followed it to the "T" twice now and it's been perfect and delish!!! You won't be disappointed. I did use Panko bread crumbs and it's great!!

  • Julz491 Posted: 05/24/11
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    Amazing everyone liked it!! All three kids and my husband! Used olive oil to sauté .. My pickiest kid even told me I should make it next time we have company:-). Nice presentation too which is always cool..

  • Sclaro Posted: 06/03/11
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    Miami, FL

    This chicken was AMAZING! It was soooo easy to make and everyone loved it! I would make this every week if possible. The breading on the chicken is really great because of the parmesan flavors baked in, and the presentation looks fabulous without any work at all.

  • mezwiz Posted: 07/11/11
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    We LOVE this recipe! I have made it several times for our family of 4 as well as for company. People always rave about this dish, and I've always been asked for the recipe. I've made this recipe as is, but since discovering CL's recipe for marinara sauce, I use that instead of the jarred stuff. Also, I've started using whole wheat Panko crumbs and I don't think you can tell the difference at all! Btw, I usually make this w/ a side of orzo pasta (with the extra sauce) and steamed broccoli.

  • RanceStreeter Posted: 08/03/11
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    Very simple to cook and great flavor. Will definitely become a regular in my home.

  • carolfitz Posted: 08/23/11
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    Guaranteed to please just about anyone. Only a few minor changes. Started with less-expensive whole breasts, pounded to even thickness and then cut into portions. Subbed fresh basil for dry and added a hit of fresh oregano. Combined some home-made basil pesto with plain pasta sauce. Cooked to recipe and served with thin spaghetti & brocolli rabe. Gorgeous on the plate. Excellent dinner

  • LogansMama Posted: 06/27/11
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    I make this all the time- it's simple, quick, and delicious! It tastes as good as a restaurants. I use the sauce trick (balsamic + parmesan) every time I use spaghetti sauce now. YUM!

  • Joshshoea Posted: 08/02/11
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    This meal is DELICIOUS. i'm 16, and my mom always makes the same food over and over. so i asked her one night if i could find a recipe on the internet and give it a shot. and i found this recipe. i highly recommend this recipe. it's not too difficult to make and doesn't require much cooking. also, if you're a cheese lover like myself, use a little more than what the recipe calls for.

  • skoc50 Posted: 07/05/11
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    This is definitely a 5* recipe, especially when you consider the simplicity of the recipe. I got my daughter, who doesn't normally cook, to make this and she whipped it out in no time. Since I had some leftover homemade tomato-basil sauce, we used about a cup of that in addition to another half cup of prepared sauce. One tbls. of butter seemed to work for us, but I have a really good Calphalon pan. Maybe that helped. Turned out very tasty & tender. Will definitely make again.

  • wallunit Posted: 08/06/11
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    Rookie cook and this came out restaurant quality and soooo easy and quick. Make this for anyone, anytime.

  • DMV1234 Posted: 08/17/11
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    This was absolutely delicious and very easy! I also used Panko bread crumbs. I had to add a little more butter to the pan to saute; next time I am going to try using olive oil. Instead of finishing it in the pan, I transferred it to a baking dish, topped with tomato sauce, parmesan cheese and shredded part-skim mozzarella (instead of provolone) and baked at 350 in the oven (covered) for about 30 mins. Served with whole wheat thin spaghetti and garlic bread. Absolutely fantastic! Next time I'll try the parmesan + balsamic - didn't do that this time and still turned out great. Would definitely make again.

  • Cody6262 Posted: 11/08/11
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    Delicious! My family and I found this to be great and will be making it again.

  • Mikala Posted: 11/14/11
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    Very good dish. Would highly recommend using the orzo pasta. It gave the dish a nice, creamy texture. Crowd pleaser.

  • BGFreak99 Posted: 12/11/11
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    This is a super-easy go-to recipe after a long day at work. We just have a side salad and skip the pasta to avoid the carbs.

  • EllenDeller Posted: 12/31/11
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    As a homey family meal, this is truly outstanding. The flavor is wonderful, and it's easy and relatively inexpensive. My only changes were to use seasoned breadcrumbs + the dried basil (and a dash of crushed red pepper) and to keep the parsley for topping the finished dish. I did splash a little wine on the very hot pan to cool it down just a bit before adding the sauce (didn't want the sauce to evaporate on contact). Used delicious Newman's Own Tomato-Basil pasta sauce, served with asparagus that I roasted (thereby heating up the oven) and some angel-hair pasta on the side with a bit of olive oil drizzled on the pasta.

  • aessedai Posted: 11/25/11
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    For a quick and easy dinner, this chicken was great. The balsamic vinegar was perfect in the tomato sauce.

  • Hidfromu Posted: 12/06/11
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    WOW! Haven't had these kind of reviews from family and company in over a year! Better than any restaurant dish I've had in 20+ years! I did change two things: I butterflied chicken breasts and then pounded it evenly with mallet, I used mozzarella and added garlic power to seasoning. Thanks CL for making me look like a great cook and this recipe sealed the deal! If you're worried about keeping it crisp...cook it to a deep golden brown, the browner the better to hold crispiness!

  • TriKali Posted: 01/03/12
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    quick and easy. One of my husband's favorites.

  • zfarooqui Posted: 11/09/11
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    Very easy to make and full of flavor! I cooked the chicken on medium heat because it starts burning fast and you want to make sure you cook the chicken all the way through. Will definitely be making it again!

  • judithelenore Posted: 11/01/11
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    My family loved this! very easy and quick! I pounded chicken breasts thin, they were perfect.

  • crysmys Posted: 11/12/11
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    This was ok, but lacked the crisp exterior for the chicken.. the sauce and cheese just make it kind of soggy. Flavorful, but no crunch, even with panko crumbs. Will keep looking.

  • amyk471 Posted: 12/28/11
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    Absolutely delicious! I stumbled across this when searching for dinner tonight; it was perfect because I had all the ingredients on hand. I used mozzarella cheese instead of provolone, but it was still great. This will definitely make it into the regular rotation! I'm looking forward to the leftovers for lunch tomorrow!

  • LouisePearl Posted: 02/09/12
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    Worthy of company -- This is easy, and healthy. I love the provolone cheese, and serving with Orzo is a great touch. Serve with a green vegetable or a terrific green salad. Bread would be good, and be generous with the sauce because sopping it up with a nice bread would be delicious.

  • jjindesert Posted: 01/07/12
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    Very good and easy to make.

  • kchristy6 Posted: 03/01/12
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    This was the best Chicken Parm recipe! The addition of the balsamic vinegar and black pepper to the sauce seems minor, but makes a world of difference in the flavor. It's also easy to make and uses fairly inexpensive ingredients. I've also just breaded the chicken as instructed and baked them at 450d for 25-30 minutes and then topped with the sauce.

  • TheAspiringChef Posted: 06/18/12
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    Definitely 5-star worthy. Super simple and delicious! I think the balsamic in the sauce makes the dish. I used italian breadcrumbs so the chicken was extra flavorful as well. Served with orzo that I mixed with broccoli (just threw them in the pot at the end as the orzo was cooking) and mushrooms (just sliced and sauteed with a little bit of olive oil, butter, salt and pepper). I will definitely be making this again!

  • KKeating Posted: 06/01/12
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    So easy and so good! I make time and a half of the breadcrumb mixture as I seem to run out and the same with the sauce since we are big sauce people. Serve with angel hair. Don't forget to cook your pasta if you are serving with pasta...I have forgotten more than once!

  • TCUnurse Posted: 07/26/12
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    Great flavors and easy to put together - used italian seasoning instead of dried basil and panko bread crumbs for more flaky of a layer. Served with pasta and roasted broccoli

  • LMasterson Posted: 11/05/12
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    This really is so good and super easy. My husband requests these often, and we both enjoy the finger-food aspect that comes from using tenders (I actually pound breasts and cut each into about three strips).

  • MaryEliz Posted: 11/17/12
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    OMG! This was very tasty and so much easier than my previous baked version. The only reason I'm not giving ot five stars is because my much more time intensive recipe is better. But the difference in calories, time and effort almost makes up for that. This one will be my new "go-to" chicken Parmesan recipe.

  • DeEtteAlbinski Posted: 03/22/12
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    Quick and easy to make. I substituted 1/2 tsp. olive oil for the butter and cooked my orzo in chicken broth. I also couldn't find shredded provolone cheese so I just used slices. It came out great and a recipe I will be making again soon! Oh, also, since bread crumbs have so much sodium in them you really don't need to add salt to this recipe.

  • katydid5283 Posted: 08/08/12
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    Easy and fast. We pounded the chicken flat so it would cook evenly. Would make again!

  • kellergirl Posted: 12/31/12
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    Really yummy, fast and easy. I prepared per the recipe except I used Panko and added finely chopped fresh thyme that I had on hand. We did not have orzo, so served over risotto. The balsamic vinegar gives the sauce such a great flavor. My twenty year old son ate two helpings and rated this a five star meal. I served it with steamed brocolli and carrots, and garlic bread. WIll make this again.

  • Lenochka Posted: 09/29/13
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    Will make over and over and OVER again! keeper!

  • SweetieMagoo02 Posted: 03/22/13
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    This recipe is a keeper. My family simply loved it. I used Panko bread crumbs and skinless-boneless chicken breast. I tenderized the chicken with a meat mallet before I began. I used a saucepan instead of the microwave and 9x13 pan for the oven. I used only Parmesan because it's what I had on hand. I don't think the provolone would have made a big difference. The next best thing to a great tasting recipe is a simple to make recipe.

  • tgleaves Posted: 10/09/12
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    Made last night with orzo and broccoli. My husband's plate was practically licked clean. Afterwards, he said he ate it too fast! The only change I made was that I used Italian breadcrumbs instead of plain breadcrumbs. So easy and delish!

  • prettypurplekao Posted: 07/31/12
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    Thanks to a previous previewer who suggested cooking the orzo in broth. I used half chicken broth half vegetable broth and sauteed a medley of half an onion, broccoli, a handful of mushrooms and 2 tsp of minced garlic in a seperate pan. When the orzo was finished (10 minutes) I added it with the remaining liquid to the sautee pan with the vegetables. SO YUMMY. I also got my provolone from the deli. Asked for two slices a bit thicker than sandwich slice and used chicken breasts instead of tenders (pounded thin). I had to cook the breasts about 2 minute longer under the broiler. I also used Classico tomato and basil as opposed to the Muir Glen pasta sauce, but was still very tasty. :)

  • lucky79tr Posted: 01/19/13
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    My review is just for the chicken. I did not make it chicken parmesan but made chicken strips leaving out the pasta and sauce. The kids then added whatever sauce they wanted like ranch, bbq sauce, or honeymustard. Also made some garlic fries and the kids all loved it. The seasonings with breadcrumbs made it a great meal the kids will all want to eat again.

  • daneanp Posted: 09/16/12
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    The whole family loved this. It was easy and quick. I didn't have provolone so I just used some shredded sharp cheddar instead. Served over angel hair pasta with a side salad. Very filling. Adding to our regular rotation.

  • springhilllad Posted: 09/05/12
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    Followed recipe to a t. Served it with orzo. Delicious!

  • contentedgirl Posted: 10/31/12
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    I just made this tonight and was really impressed with the ease of making it and how delicious it was. My husband thought it was a hit. The only thing I did differently was that instead of putting the saute pan in the oven with the chicken and sauce in it, I put the chicken in a 9x11 casserole dish. It wasn't so messy and bulky putting it on the table. I also used Italian breadcrumbs, but used all the herbs anyway (although I used about 1 t. of dried parsley instead of fresh since that is what I had on hand). I didn't have provolone cheese, but I did have a six cheese Italian blend (which included provolone) so I used it instead. Next time I will probably use Angel Hair pasta instead of orzo, but that's just personal preference. I will definitely make again.

  • GeodeJul Posted: 06/16/13
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    Omaha, NE

    My daughter made this following the recipe as written. She used Penko bread crumbs and Muir Glen pasta sauce. We both think these brands were essential for the great flavor. She used orzo pasta. We served it with Brussels sprouts. It was wonderful. This recipe is going right into our favorites file to be used again and again.

  • seaside725 Posted: 07/10/12
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    This has to be on of the tastiest and easiest chicken parm dish yet. I used Italian bread crumbs and served it with pasta and broccoli. My son already requested that I make it for his birthday.

  • JonMacy Posted: 01/26/13
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    Very tasty. I skipped the microwave step and baked it at 350. I doubled the sauce, but it still needed more liquid. This dish is so tasty that I will continue to play with it until I get it right

  • jgattis Posted: 09/17/13
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    Very tasty results! My only concern with the recipe is the preparation of the chicken. My breading did not stick at all. I'm not sure how to fix this in the future. Instead of following all the instructions, I cooked most of this ahead of time for quick preparation later. I combined the cooked chicken and sauce mixture in a baking dish, topped it with the cheese mixture and refrigerated it (covered) until the evening. I then uncovered the chicken mixture and baked at 350 deg for about 30 minutes. Served it over orzo pasta. It came out beautifully! I'm sure the recipe would have been more visually appealing had I followed the instructions and broiled the mixture. However, for a busy mom who needs a quick "pop in the oven and go" dinner, my method worked perfectly!

  • MrsERHJr Posted: 01/03/14
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    This is a very delicious and flavorful dish. It's quick and easy. My husband deems this a keeper.

  • DessertDiva Posted: 07/23/14
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    This one received top rating from my family! I used boneless chicken breasts and pounded them to 1/2 thickness. Used canned diced tomatoes w/ oregano and garlic then blended in a food processor and poured over chicken. So very moist and perfect.

  • beautifulsoul Posted: 03/24/14
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    Easy and amazing recipe. My husband loved it. Def. A keeper.

  • mablege Posted: 10/31/13
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  • ccassner1505 Posted: 10/29/13
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    This was so simple and quick....and the balsamic in the sauce does make a difference. Yummy and Easy

  • steponme Posted: 09/20/13
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    Delicious and quick; great weeknight dinner. Served with CL-Broccoli w/ Red Pepper Flakes & Toasted Garlic and whole wheat orzo.

  • Onecentinvegas Posted: 05/24/14
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    Easy, fairly fast to make and sooooooo good! Husband RAVED and had 3 helpings! I didn't expect much from a recipe made with jarred sauce (I used the brand recommended) but this surprised me. Even more astonishing, my coworkers also raved as they gobbled up the leftovers for lunch the next day. That many people can't be wrong--this is really good! I know I'll be making this one again. Served with a simple salad with homemade buttermilk-blue cheese dressing.

  • brognes Posted: 11/01/13
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    I'll try this again but maybe with less salt and a lower sugar/sodium marinara. I think the marinara ended up being a bit too salty and sweet and just really overpowering.

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