Thursday, December 6, 2012

Chicken Parmesan and Tuttorosso Giveaway!!

I have a big announcement today - I am having my first GIVEAWAY!! One lucky reader is going to win a gift pack filled with items from Tuttorosso Tomatoes. If you are a regular, I am sure you know I am always bragging about Tuttorosso and how delicious their tomatoes are. Now one lucky winner will be able to receive a Tuttorosso gift pack at home filled with Tuttorosso goodies such as recipe cards and cans of tomatoes! Be sure to check out Tuttorosso on Facebook and on their website for great recipes, videos and more!

All you have to do to enter is leave a comment here or email me at and tell me what your all time favorite Italian meal is. That's it! I will be randomly selecting a winner on Friday, December 14th by 5PM. So make sure you get your entry in! Please be sure to leave your email address or some way for me to contact you. The winner will be chosen by and will be notified by email. Winner will have 48 hours to respond to my email to claim their prize. Good luck!

**This contest is now closed!**

As I ask you for your favorite Italian dishes, it is only right that I share one of mine. It is a tried and true classic - Chicken Parmesan. And let me tell you a little secret, a key ingredient is none other than Tuttorosso tomato sauce.

Recipe yields 4 servings

lbs chicken cutlet
1 large egg
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup seasoned bread crumbs
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
29 oz can tomato sauce (obviously Tuttorosso!)
8 oz mozzarella cheese
1 lb spaghetti or linguine

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Set up your prep station by putting the flour in one bowl, breadcrumbs in another, and mixing the egg and water in a third bowl to make your egg wash.

With each chicken cutlet, first dredge in the flour and shake off any excess. Next coat with the egg wash. Finally cover generously with the breadcrumbs. As each one is prepared place on a well greased baking sheet (use about 1 tbsp of olive oil on the bottom). Note: I am showing this recipe with baked chicken cutlets at a high heat so they become crispy without frying them. However, I also sometimes fry the chicken cutlets. It is up to you! If you want to fry them, just put that oil in a skillet instead of on the baking sheet.

Once all chicken cutlets are prepared and lined up on your baking sheet, drizzle the remaining olive oil over the top of them. Place the sheet in the oven and bake for about 10 minutes. After the 10 minutes, flip the chicken over and cook for 8-10 more minutes so that it becomes crispy and golden on both sides.

While the chicken is in the oven, start to boil your water for the pasta. Once the pot comes to a rolling boil, add a generous amount of sea salt to the water. This is a little trick that helps to flavor the pasta. Add your pasta and cook about 8 minutes or until al dente. While the pasta is cooking, add your sauce to a sauce pot to heat it up!

Once chicken is finished, remove from the oven and either keep them on the baking sheet or move to a baking dish - the choice is yours. (I am going to keep mine on the sheet because the fewer dirty dishes, the better!) For each piece of chicken, put a heaping spoonful of warm sauce on top and then a slice of mozzarella cheese. Repeat for all the chicken and then return to the oven on max broil for 2-3 minutes until the cheese has fully melted.

While your cheese is melting, toss together your pasta and sauce in a serving bowl.

Serve your chicken over the pasta with a spoonful of extra sauce. Even better, put the extra sauce on the table - I can guarantee everyone will be going in for more sauce! Enjoy your meal and savor the deliciousness that is Tuttorosso!


  1. This chicken parm looks scrumptious!! I cant wait to make it for my family.I am so happy that you bake your chicken cutlets as opposed to frying them. Denise DeVito

  2. The only tomatoes i use are Tuttorosso. I use them for all recipes that call for tomatoes. Looking foward to making this recipe.

  3. Now that chicken parm looks good!!! One of my all time favorite meals

  4. This is a great website. Has some really helpful tips on making a great meal even better.

  5. I would have to say that chicken parm is my favorite italian dish. keep up the good work

  6. That Tuttorusso basket looks amazing!!! Please pick me. Im a big follower of your blog

  7. Wonderful blog. Really enjoy seeing what meal or dessert u will make next

  8. I would have to say my favorite dinner would have to be eggplant parm

  9. my favorite would have to be veal pizziola with tuttorusso sauce the best!! keep those recipes coming Christine!

  10. This looks amazing!! Can't wait to make it. I would have to say anything pesto is my favorite but it might change now!- Valerie

  11. My favorite is chicken alfredo. Thanks for the chance!

  12. All your dishes look delicious. MY favorite Italian dish is either pasta with clams OR pasta puttanesca. I would love to taste your version of either of these dishes. ;) (send with your mom) HOPE I WIN! :) Great website! :)

    1. Hi Lacey, Thanks for your comment! I will put both of those dishes on my list and be sure to send along some leftovers!

  13. My favorite Italian meal is lasagna! Thanks!
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