Lucie Archer’s Chicken Parmesan + Giveaway

May 11, 2017

Lucie Archer's Chicken Parmesan

 

Hi everyone and welcome to my blog tour for Past the Breakers.

Today thought I’d share a recipe in homage to Casey’s food blog. And just so Myles doesn’t feel left out, I decided on chicken parmesan since it’s his favorite. This recipe is really easy and something I make all the time. It might not be up to restaurant standards, but how can you go wrong with fried chicken topped with tomato sauce and cheese?

 

Ingredients:

1 pound of chicken breast
1 jar of your favorite spaghetti sauce
Mozzarella cheese
Parmesan cheese, grated or shredded
2-3 cups flour
1/2 cup Italian bread crumbs, optional
Garlic powder, optional
Oil, for frying
Salt, to taste
Pasta, optional

Prep:

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First, you’ll need a bowl to mix your dry ingredients. I used a 9×9 glass baking dish for ease, but any kind of container will do. Add in your flour and Italian breadcrumbs, then stir until combined.

I like to add extra garlic powder, but this can be omitted. You can also add parmesan into the mixture for an added kick.

Pour oil into a frying pan until half full and turn the heat to medium high. This is also where I put the sauce on to simmer on low heat. (And the water for paste, if you’re cooking that too.)

While the oil is heating up, it’s time to cut up the chicken to ensure even cooking. Butterflying is best, but trimming away the excess fat and breaking them down into more manageable pieces is all you need to do.

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(Alternatively, you can pound it out with a meat tenderizer or even a heavy pan to get it thin and even.)

Now it’s time to get dirty.

Salt one side of your chicken, then place it salt-side down in your dredging mixture. If you are watching your salt intake, this can be skipped, otherwise a light coating will do just fine. Salt the top side as well, then toss the chicken to coat it evenly.

The chicken, and your hands, should look like this:

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Cook:

Once your oil is nice and hot, add in your chicken. Make sure to dust off the excess flour first, and take extra care not to burn yourself.

Cook the chicken for 6 to 10 minutes, or until golden brown, turning half way through. Place on paper towels to drain.

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Plate your spaghetti and chicken, then spoon on hot spaghetti sauce to your liking. I add some parmesan cheese on top as well.

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(If you’ll notice the spaghetti, I seem to have caught a class one apparition on camera in my kitchen. Casey would be proud. Or maybe that’s just steam. Guess we’ll never know…)

All that’s left is the mozzarella cheese:

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And voilá. There you have it.

Alternatively, you can put the sauce-and-cheese-covered chicken on a baking sheet and pop it in the over to melt the cheese, but I usually don’t have the patience for that. The heat from the sauce and chicken melts the cheese enough for my liking, but I’ve done it both ways. And both are just as yummy!

I hope y’all enjoyed the recipe, and thanks for joining me on this stop on my tour.

 

Check out Past the Breakers today!

 

Past the Breakers by Lucie Archer

 

Blurb:

Casey North lost everything when his restaurant burned to the ground: his hopes, his dreams, his reason for living. With nothing tying him to LA, he packs up and moves back to his hometown of Land’s End. He takes up residence in a beach house and attempts to shake the depression he’s fallen into after his life collapsed. There’s just one tiny problem: the ghost haunting his kitchen.

Myles Taylor wasn’t always trapped in the Between. One minute, he was about to propose to his boyfriend of five years as they sat out on their surfboards, and the next, he woke up on the beach to find his long-dead uncle walking toward him. After his shock fades, he must learn to navigate his new reality as he searches for a way to move into the Great Beyond. But first he must deal with the man who’s invaded his territory.

With Myles tied to the beach house and Casey unwilling to leave it, the two must learn to cohabitate as the lines separating them begin to blur. They grow closer than either expected, but what will become of them once Myles finally escapes the Between?

 

Meet Lucie:

Lucie Archer is a student of the universe who is obsessed with the stars, in love with beaches, and crazy about dudes falling in love. She tells stories of romance, love, and life, with a little bit of passion thrown in for good measure. Because what’s life without a little pop and sizzle?

When she’s not writing, she can be found tending to her garden, playing with her four-legged children, or procrastinating. Although, she spends a lot of time fending off random plot bunnies that threaten to derail her WIP’s.

Website & blog: www.luciearcher.com
Facebook page: www.facebook.com/writerluciearcher
Twitter: www.twitter.com/Lucie_Archer

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Blog tour:

May 8 - MM Good Book Reviews
May 11 - Dreamspinner Press Blog
May 12 - Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words
May 15 (Release day!) - Long and Short Reviews
May 16 - Love Bytes
May 17 - Two Chicks Obsessed
May 18 - Kimmers’ Erotic Book Banter
May 19 - My Fiction Nook
May 20 - Boy Meets Boy
May 22 - Tammy’s Two Cents
May 23 - Alpha Book Reviews

13 Responses to “Lucie Archer’s Chicken Parmesan + Giveaway”

  1. Didi says:

    Thanks for sharing the recipe and making me hungry reading this post! ;D
    I never try this recipe before, really love the look of it – looks YUM! – and I think I’m gonna try it!
    Congrats on your newest book,Lucie!

  2. Josie says:

    One of my fave recipes.

  3. Josie says:

    I’d call for my hubby and asks if he sees anything! Then we’d take it from there. lol

  4. Star says:

    I’m not sure. Depends on if it was malevolent. :)

  5. Purple Reader says:

    Thanks for the recipe. I love Ckn Parm, so will try this. If I met a ghost? I’d like to think I’d be cool the whole way thru, but prob the first thing would be to disbelieve and make him/her prove it. Then I’d see if it was malicious. And if not, do some ghost whisperer kind of thing.

  6. Lucie Archer says:

    @Didi You are so welcome! If you give it a try, I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. Thanks so much!

    @Josie It’s hard to go wrong with this recipe. It’s always a crowd pleaser. And that’s a great strategy, calling for a second opinion. I’m not sure I’d believe my own eyes at first. :D

    @Star That’s a very good point. I think most people assume a ghost would be malevolent, but I’d be fine with a friendly spirit hanging around the house. It could be fun.

    @Purple Reader That is exactly what I would do!

  7. sandra rosario says:

    Congratulations and much success! Thanks for sharing and for the chance.

  8. sandra rosario says:

    I’ve come face to face with plenty of ghosts. Nothing to fear from them. Except one… And he was evil.

  9. Christina Az. says:

    Oh gawd! This recipe made me hungry and I just ate =D.

    If I came across a ghost, IF I believe my eyes then I’ll scream like a little girl ^^

  10. Milica says:

    Nothing much, since I’d probably had a heart attack…

  11. Lucie Archer says:

    @Sandra Rosario Plenty? As in more than one? I’d be fine with neutral or friendly spirits, but yeah, and evil one would freak me out! Thanks so much!

    @Christina Az. The chicken was every bit as good as it looks! And I can’t say I wouldn’t scream either if I saw a ghost, also under the condition I believed my eyes.

    @Milica I think a heart attack is a perfectly valid reaction. I might join you in that. :)

  12. Rose says:

    Uh, I don’t know. I would probably pass out or something like that. If I would, by some miracle, stayed conscious, then I would run away…but knowing me, passing out is the most probable reaction :) .

  13. Lucie Archer says:

    @Rose Passing out is totally understandable. I’d like to think I’d keep my cool, but you just never know. :)

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