Steelers game day grub: Chicken parm you taste so good


With the Steelers facing the Denver Broncos for their regular season Heinz Field finale we know you’re going to be hungry for some game-time grub.

This would be a lot funnier if Peyton Manning was starting but even with Brock Osweiler at quarterback we’re pretty sure Peyton is making the trip to the burgh and in that case let’s have some Chicken Parm because, as we all know, chicken parm you taste so good.

I am a big fan of chicken parm. I judge a takeout restaurant typically first on their pizza and then by their chicken parm. If I like them both and I can order food without talking to a human, I’m a customer for life.

I’m also a big fan of Peyton Manning commercials. I don’t have any strong feelings either way about him as a player. He’s never been on a team that’s been any sort of rival for the Steelers so I just generally celebrate the man’s comedic timing and his ability to sell just about anything except for those god-awful pizzas.

To make your own chicken parm it’s a lot easier than you think. It’s even easier if you use leftover chicken. You can use leftover chicken from my copy-cat chicken recipe or just take some chicken breasts, split them (or you can usually find already thinly-sliced cutlets in the grocery store) and pound them thin. Dip them in seasoned flour, then an egg wash and then coat in a mixture of breadcrumbs, chopped basil and parsley and parmesan cheese.

Chicken parm you taste so good

You’ll fry your chicken cutlets in a shallow pan with about an inch of oil until golden brown on both sides. Transfer to a 350 degree oven to make sure they’re cooked through.

For your sauce you’ll want your favorite marinara sauce. If it is canned, make sure it’s sweetened a bit to take the acidic can flavor out. You’ll also want to toast your bread. Toast your bread with just about any sandwich you care about, it’s important. A good garlic spread on the bread prior to toasting is a good idea here.

The cheese is important in a good chicken parm as well. I like a nice thick slice of fresh mozzarella or a combination of mozzarella and provolone. Toast the sandwich open-faced in a toaster oven or broiler to melt the cheese over the sauced-up chicken cutlet.

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Put the sandwich together and enjoy because chicken parm tastes so good!

Enjoy the game and the grub!

Here we go Steelers! Here we go!