That one pound of fresh mozzarella must be a typo in the online version. The magazine issue has "1/2 pound of fresh mozzarella."
I love this quick, easy, and simple recipe. I would never give this just 3 stars. I am going to give it 5 stars. I used Wisconsin mozzarella slices which I tore into smaller pieces. I would use a simple round cookie cutter on the mozzarella if I were to serve guests.
It's very good, the boyfriend liked it too. Pretty hard to mess up breaded chicken, sauce, and cheese though. I made a few modifications. I used 4 thin cut breasts instead of the cutlets (store didn't have cutlets), I forgot to put the parm cheese in the breading, I used italian-style breadcrumbs so there was still good flavor. I also used a roasted garlic flavor pasta sauce vs plain marinara (store was out of the marinara flavor in the sauce that was on sale), and I also used pre-shredded skim mozzarella cheese (it was on sale). I think using the pre-shredded skim cheese helped cut the fat content down. You could also use egg whites only and whole wheat breadcrumbs for the breading process to cut down some of the bad stuff too, although I did not do that. The boyfriend eats like a horse, so I also made some pasta to go with it.
Using a simple homemade sauce would put this over the top. Every once in awhile I make a huge batch of homemade sauce and freeze it. Then I don't have to recreate it every time I want to use a recipe that calls for jarred sauce.
To reduce calorie I tried low fat cheese, egg substitute,diced Italian flavored tomatoes (in the can)
I was just going to post how much i loved this recipe, but then saw the comment about 48 grams of fat and 856 calories. No wonder it was delicious! Nutrition aside, it was very easy to make, tasted great, and I will probably make it again! Ditto from CarrieMaro's comment - way too much mozzarella!! I used half what the recipe called for and it was more than enough.
I really liked this and so did my family, including my 4- and 6-year-old boys. About the fat -- the ingredient list calls for a POUND of mozzarella. Way too much. I used one smallish ball -- 4 ounces, I think, and it was fine. Even the photo couldn't be showing a whole pound of cheese. So if you reduce the amount of mozzarella, it should cut the grams of fat significantly. I think my only change would be to use homemade sauce, though that takes the easy out of the equation a bit ...
WOW, I wanted to make this. Is it really 856 calories and 48 grams of fat per serving? I think I'll pass.
In the ingredients list, silly! 1/4 cup parmesan.
I LOVED this recipe. It was actually easier to make then I thought (seeing as I literally never cook). My whole family loved it!
I loved this recipe because I can't stand parmesan cheese, so the mozza was great. thanks.
A quick, delicious version of chicken parmesan. I did add some parmesan cheese, so it could live up to it's name. I also coated the chicken in flour before the egg and breadcrumbs.
Where is the Parmesan in this Chicken Parmesan recipe?