You can find us every Saturday at the Carmel Farmers Market (8-11:30 a.m.) and the Fishers Farmers Market (8 a.m.-noon) through the end of September (with the only exception, the Fishers Farmers Market will be closed on 6/29 for the SPARK! festival)

Chicken Parmesan

While I certainly enjoy eating Chicken Parmesan (my favorite coming from a charming, little restaurant in Madison, IN), I had never made it myself until this summer.  In an effort to prepare meals that our intern, Steven, would hopefully like, I asked him for ideas on what to make and this dish was one of his suggestions.  So, I found a recipe and gave it a whirl.  I'm pretty sure everyone in our family (including Steven) thought it turned out pretty good.  It will definitely be a dish that I make more often, instead of only ordering it in a restaurant.  


  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 TBSP flour
  • 3/4 c Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 c panko-style bread crumbs
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 c Mozzarella cheese (shredded)
  • 1/4 c fresh basil (optional but delicious!)
  • 1/4 c oil


  1. Trim chicken breasts and cut in half horizontally and pounded so that each piece is ~1/2 inch thick.  To do this more easily, place the thawed chicken breasts in the freezer for 10-15 minutes, then remove and slice).  Sprinkle both sides of each piece of chicken with 1/8 tsp salt and let sit for 15-20 minutes.
  2. In a shallow dish (that is large enough for the piece of chicken to fit into), mix the flour and egg.  In a separate shallow dish (again, large enough that the chicken can fit into), combine the Parmesan cheese, bread crumbs, garlic, pepper, and oregano.  Dip the salted chicken pieces into the egg-flour mixture and then coat both sides with the cheese-bread crumb mixture, by gently pressing each piece into the mixture.
  3. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium-high heat; place the coated chicken pieces in the skillet.  Cook for ~2 minutes, then using tongs, flip the chicken pieces and cook for an additional 2 minutes.
  4. Transfer the chicken pieces to a baking dish, top with the Mozzarella cheese, and broil for around 3-4 minutes.  Serve with spaghetti and your favorite pasta sauce, topping with fresh basil, if desired.

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