So what I love to do with leftover parmesan chicken is to turn it into chicken parmesan. And literally it takes 15 mins to make, so all of the frying from the day before is totally worth it. Let’s be honest, this isn’t the lightest of meals (especially because I like to serve with a side of pasta) but it really makes eating leftovers quite awesome!
I usually just serve with a simple spaghetti dressed with a little olive oil, butter, salt and pepper. I was trying out a new recipe (which I still have to tinker with) so that’s why the picture above has penne. But I really do try and keep this meal really quick because I feel like that is the point of leftovers - to be quick and easy. Anyway, if serving with pasta, make sure to put a pot of water to boil right when you start cooking, so everything is ready to go at the same time!
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Shred some mozzarella (depending on how much leftover you have) or you can simply slice it or you can buy prepackaged grated mozzarella. I’m really not picky here.
Place the chicken in oven proof baking dish. Cover with marinara sauce (I like using Rao’s).
sprinkle with mozzarella cheese and a little parmesan cheese. Pop into the oven for about 15 minutes until cheese is melted and chicken is warmed through.
It’s as easy as that. Enjoy! Again to make life easier serve with a simple pasta with olive oil, butter, salt and pepper.
For the recipe I am just going to list the ingredients without amounts because how much you need depends on how much leftover chicken you have. Keeping this in mind if you are feeding 4 (not just 2), it might me a good idea to fry up a little extra breast or two the day before to ensure you do have enough for leftovers.
Leftover parmesan chicken cutlets
Marinara sauce (I prefer Rao’s)
Mozzarella cheese (shredded or sliced).
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place chicken in ovensafe dish.
2. Cover with marinara sauce. Sprinkle with mozzarella to completely cover chicken. Sprinkle with a little parmesan.
3. Place in the oven until warmed through and cheese is melted and bubbly, about 15 mins.