The Chicken Parmesan Family Tradition

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The Chicken Parm Family Tradition

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Bertolli®. The opinions and text are all mine.

My husband and I met when we were 17.  In an effort to keep the amazing “catch” I’d found, I followed the age old wisdom that says the way to win a man’s heart is through his stomach.  So I applied that.  My go to meal to impress him was always chicken Parmesan.  It was a “fancy” meal that I could make quickly so I used it as my secret weapon to win him over time and time again.  It must have worked because we’ve been married almost 10 years now and I still cook him chicken Parmesan every year for Valentine’s Day and for his Birthday.  It’s our family tradition.  While shopping for his birthday dinner supplies at Kroger I got to explore all the amazing ‘Taste of Italy’ options they had on display and was able to create a Tuscan-Inspired meal for the family!  From the options they had, I picked up a jar of Bertolli® Tomato Basil sauce!

Bertolli Sauce Taste of Italy



  • Bertolli® Tomato & Basil Sauce
  • Bertolli® Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Angel Hair Pasta
  • One egg
  • 1 Cups of All Purpose Flour
  • 1 Cup of Italian Bread Crumbs
  • Dried Italian Seasonings
  • Artisan Bread LoafBertolli Chicken Parmesean

As soon as my husband got home from work, I had cut up small slices of bread and placed them on plate with an oil dipping sauce.  The seasoning on the plate was a dried Italian seasoning mix that I found in the Taste of Italy showcase.  It gave us that restaurant feel right at home.

Olive oil bread dip


Then I began cooking my pasta!  My husband loves Angel Hair so we paired that with our chicken.

Cooking the Chicken Parm Pasta


To make my Chicken Parmesan, I bought a thinly sliced chicken breast so it would cook thoroughly in a timely manner.  I first dipped the uncooked chicken in all purpose flour, then in egg, then in bread crumbs.

Chicken Parm Dips


I placed the coated chicken in a pan coated in non-stick olive oil spray and placed it in the oven to cook on 400 degrees F for 15-20 minutes and checked to make sure the chicken was thoroughly cooked.

Chicken Parmesan Fillets

I then poured Tuscan Inspired Bertolli® pasta sauce on top of the baked chicken, spread it evenly and then sprinkled some Italian cheese shreds on top.  I placed it back in the oven for 5 more minutes and allowed the sauce to heat up and the cheese to melt.

Cover Chicken Parmesean in Sauce

Spreading Cheese for Chicken Parmesan

I placed a wood cutting board of rustic bread in the center of the table and served everyone a plate of chicken Parmesan with angel hair pasta on the side.

The Chicken Parmesan Family Tradition

Chicken Parm Sauce

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Chicken Parmesan Family Tradition

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Bertolli®. The opinions and text are all mine.