How to Cook Diane's Chicken Parmesan

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How to Cook Diane's Chicken Parmesan Recipe
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Heat olive oil in a deep pan, med high heat

Heat olive oil in a deep pan, med high heat

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Dice one sweet onion

Dice one sweet onion

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Add onion to heated oil, cook for 10 - 15 minutes. The goal is to soften the onions but not turn them brown

Add onion to heated oil, cook for 10 - 15 minutes. The goal is to soften the onions but not turn them brown

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Dice 7 garlic cloves

Dice 7 garlic cloves

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Opening the tomatoes while we wait for the onions to cook

Opening the tomatoes while we wait for the onions to cook

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15 minutes, the onions are turning opaque. Time to add diced garlic. Butter also cuts the acidity of the onions.

15 minutes, the onions are turning opaque. Time to add diced garlic. Butter also cuts the acidity of the onions.

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Open a bottle of red wine. We are using Pinot noir

Open a bottle of red wine. We are using Pinot noir

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Add tomatoes.  For these whole tomatoes, pop them by hand.

Add tomatoes. For these whole tomatoes, pop them by hand.

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Add the rest of the crushed tomatoes

Add the rest of the crushed tomatoes

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Added 1/2 cup red wine

Added 1/2 cup red wine

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Added a sprinkle of penzeys pasta sprinkle (about 1 TB)

Added a sprinkle of penzeys pasta sprinkle (about 1 TB)

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Add salt, about 2 TB

Add salt, about 2 TB

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Slice the mozzarella into thin slices

Slice the mozzarella into thin slices

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Whisk 6 eggs in a Pyrex dish

Whisk 6 eggs in a Pyrex dish

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Add a healthy dash of Johnny's seasoning

Add a healthy dash of Johnny's seasoning

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This is the setup you want - chicken, Pyrex with egg batter, dish of bread crumbs, plate to put the breaded chicken

This is the setup you want - chicken, Pyrex with egg batter, dish of bread crumbs, plate to put the breaded chicken

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Dredge the chicken in the egg / Johnny's mixture

Dredge the chicken in the egg / Johnny's mixture

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Lay the chicken in the bread crumbs

Lay the chicken in the bread crumbs

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Flip

Flip

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Finished chicken breast. Repeat until you have all chicken breasts done

Finished chicken breast. Repeat until you have all chicken breasts done

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Cover the chicken in plastic wrap, put it in the freezer.

Cover the chicken in plastic wrap, put it in the freezer.

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Preheat oven to 400 degrees

Preheat oven to 400 degrees

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Start a boiled pot of water, heavily salted (as salty as seawater)

Start a boiled pot of water, heavily salted (as salty as seawater)

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Pour a layer of marinara on a baking sheet and sprinkle Parmesan on top

Pour a layer of marinara on a baking sheet and sprinkle Parmesan on top

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Heat olive oil in a large pan

Heat olive oil in a large pan

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When oil is hot, add breaded chicken

When oil is hot, add breaded chicken

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After about 10 minutes, the edges of the chicken are starting to brown

After about 10 minutes, the edges of the chicken are starting to brown

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Flip

Flip

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Add spaghetti to boiling water

Add spaghetti to boiling water

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Layer the chicken on top of the marinara. Repeat cooking chicken and continue adding it to the marinara sheets

Layer the chicken on top of the marinara. Repeat cooking chicken and continue adding it to the marinara sheets

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Give the chicken a thin coat of marinara on top

Give the chicken a thin coat of marinara on top

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Sprinkle Parmesan on the chicken

Sprinkle Parmesan on the chicken

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Mozzarella on top

Mozzarella on top

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Ready for the oven

Ready for the oven

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Put it in the oven, set the timer for 12 minutes

Put it in the oven, set the timer for 12 minutes

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Slice up some basil  into thin slices (chiffenade)

Slice up some basil into thin slices (chiffenade)

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Add the spaghetti to the leftover sauce

Add the spaghetti to the leftover sauce

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Once it is bubbling and the cheese is beginning to turn brown, it's done. It took us about 24 minutes, because this was a large batch

Once it is bubbling and the cheese is beginning to turn brown, it's done. It took us about 24 minutes, because this was a large batch

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Done!

Done!

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