Food Hunter's Guide to Cuisine: Chicken Parmesan with a Twist

Friday, March 27, 2009

Chicken Parmesan with a Twist

I like chicken parm just as much as the next person; maybe even more. But when my husband asked me to make it for dinner last night I couldn't help but add my own little twist.

I breaded and fried the chicken cutlets as I normally would. Then in order to get some veggies in I added a layer of fresh baby spinach. I prefer the sweetness of baby spinach over regular spinach.



I topped it with tomato sauce, AKA, "gravy" and for more of a twist I melted Fontina cheese over the spinach; instead of the traditional mozzarella. Fontina is one of my favorite Italian cheeses. I just love the slight nutty flavor.

Enough breaking away from tradition; it just wouldn't be chicken parm to me without a side of spaghetti.

10 comments:

  1. The added spinach, and idea of using Fontina, makes me want to make some now! Looks fabulous!

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  2. Hmmm...major comfort food. It looks amazingly delicious.

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  3. Theresa I love Fontina too.. I very rarely use mozzarella unless it is a smoked or an aged specialty. And your twist.. molto Buon! :) I'm sure you made your hubby happy!
    Hope your well and enjoying spring before the heat sets in! It gets pretty hot here in Temecula during the summer too.
    Ciao!

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  4. What a great idea! I love everything about this dish.

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  5. I can feel myself slurping here! Yummy!Now my stomach is really growling!

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  6. The spinach and cheese additions look great! I prefer baby spinach as well and have never been able to pinpoint why bu perhaps it is the sweet factor.

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  7. I'm glad you stopped by my blog, thank you. We share the same views on slow eating, local foods and healthy ingredients. I proudly boycott supermarkets, but I guess living in a city where neighborhood farmer's markets, butchers, bakers and fishmongers are a given, it's easier. Come back soon, I so love to make new friends in the kitchen. Ciao

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  8. I love Fontina in my fondues as well. I like the fact that you added some greens to the dish.

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  9. That looks tasty! I like the addition of the spinach.

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