I love Chicken Parmesan. I often order it when we eat Italian out, but I don’t think I have ever made it at home. I don’t’ know why, it is super easy!
I wanted to jazz it up a bit so I decided to make sliders with it.
They turned out so great, super flavorful and so cute!
What you need,
2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
2 eggs, beaten
1 ½ cups panko bread crumbs
1 tsp. dried oregano
1 tsp. dried basil
¼ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
Salt and Pepper
½ cup all-purpose flour
1 cup of vegetable oil, for frying
1 jar of marinara sauce
10-12 slices of fresh mozzarella cheese
10-12 fresh basil leaves (optional)
Start by cutting your chicken into about 1 inch pieces. Then using a meat mallet pound the chicken pieces between 2 pieces of wax paper until they are about ½ inch thick. They should be the perfect size to fit onto a slider bun.
Place the flour in the first of 3 shallow dishes, and then place the eggs and panko in the other 2.
Season the flour and the egg with salt and pepper. To the panko add the oregano, basil, Parmesan cheese and salt and pepper.
Dredge each piece of chicken in the flour and shake off any excess, then coat with the egg mixture and finally coat with the panko mixture. Set the coated chicken on a plate.
Heat the oil in large frying pan over medium high heat. Once the oil has reached 350 degrees cook the chicken in batches for 2-3 minutes per side until golden brown and cooked through.
Drain the cooked chicken on a paper towel.
Meanwhile you can heat your marinara sauce in the microwave. I used store bought but you could make your own if you like.
To assemble put a little marinara sauce on the top and bottom of the slider bun, top with a piece of crispy chicken, lay a slice of mozzarella cheese and a basil leaf on top.
That is it, easy peasy, and so freaking yummy!
I will be making them again for sure.