Grilled Chicken Parmesan



I think it is clear by now that I eat a lot of chicken — a whole lot of chicken. I love Chicken Parmesan, but I really don’t like breaded meat of any kind. This recipe from Paula Deen fits my needs perfectly. The chicken is marinated for 15 minutes or so in a lemon/olive oil/garlic mixture and then quickly grilled on the stove top. It is layered in a casserole dish with some Quick & Easy Tomato Sauce and topped with fresh grated Mozzarella cheese. Pop it under the broiler for just a couple of minutes and you’ve got a gift from the gods. Hot, juicy chicken bathed in a delicious garlic tomato sauce. Our only change to this recipe would be to top the chicken with thin slices rather than grated mozzarella for better coverage. A truly satisfying meal . . . in fact, one of my favorites. And keep in mind, the leftovers can be made into a spectacular sandwich!



  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  •  Juice of 1 lemon
  •  4 cloves garlic, chopped
  •  Pinch red pepper flakes
  •  Salt and ground pepper
  •  4 chicken cutlets (1 pound total)
  •  1 cup Quick & Easy Tomato Sauce, warmed
  •  1/2 cup grated part skim mozzarella
  •  1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan


  1. Heat a grill pan to medium-high heat.
  2. Whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, red pepper flakes, and season with salt and pepper. Add the marinade to a zip-top bag and add the chicken. Adjust the chicken pieces so they are all coated with the marinade. Let sit out at room temperature for 10 to 15 minutes while you make the sauce.
  3. Grill the chicken for 3 to 4 minutes on each side.
  4. Add a ladleful of Quick & Easy Tomato Sauce to an 8- by 8-inch casserole dish. Place the chicken in the casserole dish, shingling slightly, and ladle some sauce on top. Sprinkle with the mozzarella and Parmesan. Broil until golden and bubbly, about 5 minutes.

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About Worth Stopping By . . .

I am a blogger who would rather talk than write. I enjoy traveling, family time, friends and food/fine dining. I have made some real efforts in the kitchen lately, and I blog in order to document and motivate myself to: 1.) fully use all of the fresh ingredients in my kitchen and 2.) cook healthy, creative meals.

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