Chicken Parmigiana

Okay, I promised when I kicked off this spiffy new blog design that we were going to do some celebrating, and here it comes!  The best way I know to celebrate some blog newness is by giving away some cookbooks…and so I’m going to give away some cookbooks!  And I’m going to start off by giving away the newest one from Ree Drummond, the wonderful writer, photographer and fabulous cook who has inspired so many of us to try this whole blog thing.  And while I’m giving away her book, I’m also going to share my take on her fabulous, fabulous chicken parmigiana.

First her new book.  After having made pretty much everything from her first cookbook, THE PIONEER WOMAN COOKS, and having those things come out perfectly (how many cookbooks can you say that about?) I was counting the days until I got my mitts on her new one, FOOD FROM MY FRONTIER.

And after a quick trip through this book, I can already see that I am in for more deliciousness. Whiskey Mustard meatballs.  Malted Milk Chocolate Chip Cookies. Spicy Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork.  Is your heart beating faster??  Mine is!!  So, here’s how it works.  Go on over to the Framed Cooks Facebook page (click here) and Like it, and then come on back to the blog and leave me a comment telling me you liked it.  (And if you’ve already liked it, bless your heart and leave me a comment telling me that too.  And if Facebook just isn’t your thing that’s okay – tell me if you have pinned, or tweeted, or emailed one of my posts, and you’re entered!)  Then next Sunday I’ll randomly pick two winners and send them not only this fabulous cookbook, but I’ll also send a copy of Ree’s adorable children’s book, CHARLIE THE RANCH DOG.

Oh, the adoreableness!!  And on NEXT Sunday’s post I’ll announce the winners and announce the next cookbook giveaway.  I’m gonna keep this going until I think the blog newness has been good and celebrated.  So there.

Meanwhile, back at the recipe…here’s the reason I adore this one so much: it’s chicken parm that is actually made with actual parmigiana cheese.  Usually you find this dish made with pounds and pounds of mozzarella cheese, and don’t get me wrong…I love and adore mozzarella.  But deep in my heart I think chicken parmigiana should be made with, well, parmigiana cheese.  Call me crazy.  And that’s what this one does.  Because of that, the cheese topping doesn’t overwhelm the chicken and the sauce, it just gives it the perfect amount of cheesy wonderfulness.  And that in itself is worth a celebration!

So like my page, leave me a comment and in the meantime if you make this chicken parm, you’ll already be a winner!  Whoo-hoo!

*Contest is now finished, but you can still enjoy the chicken parmigiana!*

Chicken Parmigiana
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, pounded until they are about ½ inch flat
  • ½ cup flour
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves minced garlic
  • ¾ cups red wine
  • 3 14. 5 ounce cans diced tomatoes with their juices
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • ¼ cup chopped parsley
  • 1 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 pound linguine or spaghetti
  1. Mix flour, salt, and pepper together in a large soup bowl. Dredge flattened chicken breasts in flour mixture and set aside.
  2. Cook pasta according to package directions in salted water. While pasta is cooking, make the chicken and the sauce.
  3. Heat olive oil and butter together in a large skillet over medium heat. When butter is melted and oil/butter mixture is hot, fry chicken breasts until browned, about 2 to 3 minutes per side. Remove chicken breasts from the skillet and put on a plate. Cover them with foil to keep them warm.
  4. Without cleaning skillet, add onions and garlic and gently stir for 2 minutes. Pour in wine and stir to get all the cooked bits off the bottom of the pan. Cook until the wine is reduced, about two minutes.
  5. Pour in tomatoes and stir to combine. Add sugar and cook for 30 minutes. Toward the end of cooking time, add chopped parsley and stir. Taste the sauce and add salt and pepper as needed.
  6. Lay chicken breasts on top of the sauce and cover them in grated Parmesan. Cover the skillet and reduce heat to low. Simmer until cheese is melted and chicken is thoroughly heated, about 2-3 minutes.
  7. Divide pasta among plates, and ladle sauce on top. Place chicken breast on top and sprinkle with more parsley. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 4 generous portions
Recipe adapted just a little bit from The Pioneer Woman


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  1. Molly says

    I have already liked your page! That’s how I knew to come check out the new recipe (which looks delicious)! I am someone who recently discovered your blog and I’m loving everything I find!

  2. Rachel says

    I shared this page on Facebook and I have liked your Facebook page. I’m often pinning your recipes on Pinterest as well. Thanks for sharing your cooking joy!

  3. Sue says

    I don’t do Facebook, but I’m a faithful follower of your blog. Can I please enter the cookbook contest? Thanks!

  4. Karen Nelson says

    Usually not too lucky with contests.. But what the heck??
    Can’t win if you don’t enter… Right!?!
    Cookbook… Yes please:-)

  5. says

    My roommate’s boyfriend is a chicken parm FANATIC and I know i”ll win best “girlfriend’s-roommate-of-the-year-award” if I make this for him! My brother would also be quite thrilled. I do wonder why it’s called chicken pamigiana if there’s little to no parm in it (normally)….

  6. Shannon says

    LOVE LOVE your blog, I’ve been following it for ever. I actually sent you an email about some fudge about a year ago and I check your blog every day to see if you’ve made it yet (chuckles) but your a busy women. It’s ok. I think winning the cookbook will make it up to me (insert irresistable sad puppy dog face here). Yeah not above doing that to get my mitt’s on that cook book!!! Keep making the world taste better!!!!!

  7. Erin says

    I liked your page on facebook, and I love your blog! Thanks for all the fabulous recipes (I’ve made quite a few of yours now, and they’ve all been delicious). The chicken parm looks great too. I’ve been eying it on PW’s website for awhile now. Also, I’m a HUGE fan of Charlie (and Walter too!).

  8. Mike says

    I’ve already liked you on Facebook and subscribe to the site feed. In fact, you were one of the first recipe sites I added in my reader. To be honest, it wasn’t the recipes (at first) but I was lured in by (what I thought was) a young Ann Margaret in a swimsuit. -grin-

  9. Maria Patrinou says

    I love your blog and we’ve already made a couple of your recipes. I didn’t even know you had a FB page, I liked it just now. :)

  10. Leah T says

    I’m not a facebooker, but I do love your blog, have shared several of your recipes and would LOVE a Pioneer Woman cookbook!!! :-)

  11. Suzanne says

    I’ve liked your FB page for a looooonnnng time. You have such fabulous blog and of course, the photos are stunning. I love Pioneer Woman and would love to win her new cookbook!

  12. Lisa Guy says

    I have been a Pioneer Woman fan for a long time and stumbled upon a recipe on her website, that caught my eye, Brie Croque Monsieur Sandwiches. And, this is how I became a Framed Cooks fan! Your recipes are wonderful!

  13. Charlotte Timmons says

    I liked your Facebook page, and I LOVE having pictures of yummy food show up in my in box! Thanks for the cooking inspirations!

  14. John Marshall says

    Already “liked” your page…because I always admire your enthusiastic recipe selections, but admire your photography even more…such a yummy way to start the day!

  15. Kathy K says

    I don’t do facebook, but I always look forward to your blog’s delicious recipes and great photos. I would love to try some recipes from Pioneer Woman’s new cookbook along with being able to read the story of Charlie the Ranch Dog to my 4 granddaughters who live right next door. Thanks for the giveaway.

  16. Susan Greenwald says

    Love the blog and the tv program-I love how quality is always present in both areas!!!Susan Greenwald

  17. Susan Greenwald says

    Love the blog and the tv program-I love how quality is always present in both areas!!!
    Susan Greenwald

  18. Babs says

    I’m another that doesn’t do Facebook, but I love your blog and adore PW’s show and 1st cookbook. Will try your version of the Chicken Parm as I’m sure it will be delicious.

  19. KC Christine says

    Liked ya on Facebook and making my comment: as new visitor to your site- LOVE IT! Can’t wait to try your recipe and hopefully score a free cookbook! Keep up the good work

  20. Colleen Behan says

    I had not previously LIKED Framed Cooks on Facebook but it is done and I would very much like to be entered in the cookbook giveaway. By the way, we have a copy of Charlie the Ranch Dog at my house and we love it. Adorable, funny story.

  21. A Little Coffee says

    Liked you on Facebook! Also I pin about half your recipes to my Pinterest. It’s a problem that may require an intervention. I pinned this one too… haha. Please enter me, this looks like a great giveaway!

  22. says

    I have pinned a lot of your recipes, most recently the lime-coconut macadamia nut cookies! I would love to be entered for this! And thanks for giving an alternative way to enter since Facebook isn’t my thing! :)

  23. Katie says

    I have been reading your blog for a while now and friended you a few weeks back. My favorite so far are the Mac n cheese muffins.

  24. Kari Stewart says

    I already like you on facebook and I just “shared” your post with my friends about this fabulous recipe/cookbook giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity to enter to win. I just love your blog. My kiddos certainly would be happy if I win the children’s book and the Hubby would just appreciate it if I made the chicken parm!

  25. Amanda says

    You know what’s funny? Chicken Parm is pretty much my most favorite meal ever and I’ve never even made it. This sounds perfect! I have pinned this recipe and quite a few others on my boards :-)

  26. Lia Simpson says

    Liked your page on FB, also looking forward to burgers on the grill when it’s 80 degrees on Wednesday!

  27. says

    I e-mailed this post to my daughter, she not only loves chicken parm, she also teaches autistic children who would love Charlie’s book!

  28. Haley H says

    Oh my goodness, I wish my family were bigger fans of pasta!
    What’s not to love about it?

    P.S. I totes liked your page on Facebook. & I def like you and your wonderful blog/recipes/photos! :)

  29. brenda s 'okie in colorado' says

    I liked your facebook page and have been a fan of your blog for a long time. Love your recipes ad stories. I am hoping to win the PW cookbook. I haven’t purchased it yet. I have been to all her signings here in the Denver area. Hoping she will come back again for this cookbook signing. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

  30. says

    I have just liked your Facebook page and would love to get my hands on that cookbook, so fingers crossed.
    By the way, that chicken looks so glossy and delicious – great photograph.

  31. ruthie says

    Well, aren’t I the Luddite? I emailed this post to a friend because I don’t do any of those other things, but I had to do it the old fashioned way, i.e., going to my gmail account and sending the link from there. When I clicked the icon above I got some window from Microsoft(!) asking if I wanted to turn over my firstborn. What’s that about? So, old fashioned is me.

    I love the pics of her kitchen. They give me serious kitchen envy, and I do enjoy her blog. This is a nice take on a classic. I don’t like tomato paste, or it doesn’t like me, but adding a little sugar to tomatoes give the nice sweet-acid taste without it.

  32. Brittany Carrigan says

    Thank you for doing this giveaway!!! I went and “liked” your Facebook page and now follow your blog via email :) And the Chicken Parm recipe looks so yummy that I’m going to make it for dinner :)

  33. Dottie Legatos says

    Hi!! I “Liked” your Facebook page, and enjoyed reading your blog. My husband & I love to watch the Pioneer Woman on the Food Network on Saturday monrings. Would love to win her book! Thanks for the chance!

  34. Chris Bails says

    Liked you on facebook and also subscribed to your email list. Love finding new cooking sites and love cookbooks and would love to win and read this one. New cook and always need receipes to assist with cooking a good meal. Stealing the chicken parmigiana receipe for supper tonight.

  35. cathy says

    i’ve already liked your page and i love your site! this recipe looks so delicious. you always take such fantastic photos. 😉

  36. Pat Murphree says

    Have ‘liked-loved’ Framed Cooks since day one and have shared it with lots of friends. Yours is the only blog I read regularly!

  37. Barbara says

    I’ve already liked your page, thanks!!! I love the PW’s cooking show on the Food Network and her website!

  38. nilu jayasuriya says

    I am already a fan on facebook..I love your blog and PW as well. We make the frosted meatloaf recipe regularly….and your photos are so mouth watering!! thanks for the contest!!

  39. Michelle says

    I’ve been a “liker” on Facebook & a follower of your blog for a while. I enjoy reading about your life & know I’ve gained just looking at your yummy pics. Thanks for the giveaway!

  40. says

    Kate ~

    I LOVE your blog!!!! A friend shared it with me @ 3 years ago and I was instantly hooked!! I have copied, saved, printed and shared soooo many of your recipes!! THANK YOU for making my life easy on the days when I “just don’t know what to fix for dinner”! It has been a blessing! I live in NJ and have my whole life, but I too, have a Southern husband and have been married to him for 31 years! You can take the boy out’ve the South, but you can’t take the South out’ve the boy!!! haha I laugh out loud many times reading your posts about their love of certain southern foods!!! Made of the same mold they are….feels like we’re friends! :)

  41. says

    Loving ALL that you post and do to make it happen!! Can’t wait to try the chicken parm tonight! Of course…”Liked your FB” page!

  42. says

    I liked your FB page and followed your blog long before this contest. I love your delicous recipes and awesome photography. PW’s new cookbook looks terrific! When you are coming out with yours? 😉

  43. Edie says

    Just liked your facebook page, I have been following your blog for quite awhile and love, love your recipes! Also just started watching the Pioneer Women show on Food Network.
    Don’t know if you can help but I was looking for a candied bacon recipe that is done on the stovetop with honey, made it once and couldn’t find the recipe again, thought you might have something similar.

  44. Wendy Bloedt says

    I totally missed the contest date so since I already had liked you and pinned you, I’ll be keeping a very sharp eye out for the next one!!! 😉

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