This week we’ll dive into chicken parmigiana, or chicken parmesan. The dish originated in the northeast United States from Italian immigrants in the 20th-century. It is based on a combination of the Italian melanzane alla parmigiana, a dish using breaded eggplant slices instead of chicken, with a cotoletta, a breaded veal cutlet generally served without sauce or cheese in Italy.
Chicken parmigiana is often served as a main course, and sometimes with a side of, or on top of pasta. Let’s get to it and cook up some delicious chicken parm of your own.