Chicken Parmesan is one of the most popular Italian dishes around the world and especially in the United States. However it's also one of the most generic.
We have all had those over breaded, overcooked sad representations of my heritage served at restaurants and local pizzerias. I wanted to update this classic dish but still keep it familiar. Its an easy recipe that's perfect for family style dinners any night of the week.
As a good Italian boy myself I stand behind this recipe 100% Even though I didn't make my own Marinara I Challenge you to find a better sauce than Rao's Homemade
Sausage Stuffed Chicken Parm Porn!!
This Recipe is stuffed with fresh mozzarella cheese and Italian sausage wrapped in prosciutto.The Prosciutto does a great job holding everything together and adds tons of flavor.
I dust the outside with grated Parmesan cheese and bake in the oven. Finish the recipe by topping it with a small amount of tomato sauce and provolone.
The stuffing really keeps the chicken moist and tender throughout the cooking process and will impress even the pickiest Paesano.
The kids seem to love this dish as much as the adults making it perfect for the whole familia. Looking for a quick side dish to go with this recipe?? try my Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus.
Trim the chicken breast of any excess fat then make a slice along the side to butterfly the chicken breast open. Be careful not to cut all the way through.
Place Chicken in a freezer bag then use a meat mallet to tenderize and flatten out the chicken. Remove the chicken from the bag and layout flat on the work surface.
Place sliced fresh mozzarella and 1 link of italiian saucage in the middle then fold over. Season with olive oil, salt, pepper and italian seasoning.
Layout 2 slices of prosciutto overlapping for each chicken breast then roll up tight to seal the chicken breast. Place on parchment paper and bake for 1 hour at 350 degrees F. Cook until the center reaches an internal temperature of 160 degrees F.
Set oven to Broil then top chicken breast with a 1/4 cup of rao's marinara to each chicken breast then top with provolone and grated parmesan. Broil until cheese is melted.