As an Italian who hasn't made chicken parmesan for years because fried chicken isn't good for you, I was pleasantly surprised with this basic recipe. It did not have enough garlic for my taste (I used about 15 cloves - one half of a giant head of garlic - instead of one clove). I also grew up using Romano cheese which is stronger and has more bite than Parmesan which is more popular among most Americans. Needless to say, I substituted Romano instead of Parmesan cheese. I had Progresso bread crumbs on hand which I used for the bread crumbs. Even though the bread crumbs had basilico in it already, you can never have too much basilico in my opinion, so I added additional basilico like the recipe called for. When it was just about done I took it out of the oven, put pasta sauce and mozzarella cheese on it, and let it finish cooking until the cheese melted. It was a real hit with my seven year old who called it "chicken pizza".
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As an Italian who hasn't made chicken parmesan for years because fried chicken isn't good for...