• Published: 21 August 2019
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    Chicken Parm
    Total: 2 hr 30 min (includes brining time)
    Active: 1 hr
    Yield: about 4 servings


    2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, butterflied and pounded to 1/8-inch thick
    2 teaspoons kosher salt
    120 grams (1 cup) plain breadcrumbs
    20 grams salt and vinegar potato chips, not kettle cooked or thick cut
    2 teaspoons dried oregano
    2 teaspoons dried parsley
    1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
    70 grams (2/3 cup) all-purpose flour
    2 large eggs, beaten
    4 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
    2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
    1 cup red sauce, divided, recipe follows
    2 ounces low-moisture mozzarella, shredded
    2 ounces Italian fontina, shredded
    Chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley, for garnishing

    Red Sauce

    8 large garlic cloves, peeled
    2 teaspoons kosher salt
    1/4 cup plus 1/2 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil, divided
    4 anchovy filets
    1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
    Two 28-ounce cans peeled whole San Marzano tomatoes, drained
    One 2-inch Parmesan rind


    Special equipment: three baking sheets with wire racks, 9-by-12-inch baking dish, a mortar and pestle and a large wooden spoon

    Cut the butterflied and pounded breasts into 6 to 8 even pieces. Season with the salt on both sides and place on a rack set inside a sheet pan (technically we use "half" sheet pans for this). Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

    Combine the breadcrumbs, potato chips, oregano, parsley and garlic powder in a gallon zip-top bag and crush into a course meal.

    Set up a breading station with three loaf pans: place the flour in the first pan, the beaten eggs in the second, and the breadcrumb mixture in the third. Set a clean wire rack inside a sheet pan to hold the breaded pieces.

    Unwrap the chicken and blot well with paper towels then dredge the chicken first in the flour (shake off the excess), then dip in the beaten eggs (again, drain the excess), and finally coat with the breadcrumbs before placing on the rack.

    Position an oven rack in the top third of the oven and crank the broiler to high. Line a clean pan with paper towels and have it standing by.

    Melt 2 tablespoons of the butter with 1 tablespoon of the olive oil in an 11-inch sauté pan over medium heat. When the butter foams, add half the breaded chicken to the pan, but don’t overcrowd. Cook, undisturbed, until crisp and golden brown, about 2 minutes per side. Transfer to the clean rack, wipe out the pan and repeat with the remaining butter, oil and chicken.

    Spread 3/4 cup of the red sauce into the bottom of a 9-by-12-inch broiler-proof baking dish and broil until the sauce bubbles and begins to caramelize, about 2 minutes.

    Remove the dish from the oven and arrange the chicken pieces in a single layer. Dot the chicken with the remaining red sauce, leaving bare spots to retain some crispy bits. Scatter the fontina and mozzarella over the sauce.

    Return to the broiler until the cheese is bubbly and beginning to brown, about a minute and a half.

    Garnish with the parsley.

    Red Sauce

    Work the garlic, salt and 1/2 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil together with a mortar and pestle until a paste forms.

    Heat the remaining 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the garlic paste and cook, stirring, until it begins to brown, about 2 minutes.

    Add the anchovies and the red pepper flakes and cook until the anchovies begin to break down, about 1 minute. (I usually use the back of a wooden spoon to crush the anchovies.)

    Add the tomatoes and break them up with the back of the spoon then submerge the Parmesan rind in the sauce. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer, until the sauce is almost dry, about 1 hour.

    Cook’s Note: Never broil with any oven-proof baking dish for more than 2 minutes. If in doubt,use a metal pan. This sauce recipe makes more than is needed for the chicken. Refrigerate the extra for up to a week, or, better still, freeze it for a rainy day.

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Comments • 7 928

  • Matt M
    Matt M  22 hours back

    Finally got around to watching Showtime's "Homeland" this past week -- and Holy MI6, there was W in a CIA staff meeting! No kidding, it's definitely her.

    • CaptainTalon448
      CaptainTalon448  1 days back

      Is it just me or does Alton look like the gritty rebooted version of himself?

      • Threads of History
        Threads of History  2 days back

        Alton got inked?!?! Something's written on his arm at 12:35.

        • WhiskeredBope
          WhiskeredBope  2 days back

          I love so much about this show, but one thing that always confuses me a bit is how our dear friend Mr. Alton Brown uses so many single-use items.
          It would be really neat if he would be so kind as to help share some more reusable alternatives to things like plastic wrap, freezer bags and paper towels.
          In any case, it would be nice if Food Network did something special to acknowledge the climate strike when America is responsible for so much of the waste produced on this planet.

          • samdon815
            samdon815  2 days back

            Not being Italian puts you at a disadvantage when discussing food, especially Italian food.

            • Dangergirl Falconshark

              Omg! Yay!!!!!

              • Shadow runner
                Shadow runner  3 days back

                0:44 *N U T*

                • Janice Rigsbee
                  Janice Rigsbee  3 days back

                  He's back!!!

                  • Bob P
                    Bob P  3 days back

                    Way to go Alton...happy to see you here. Thanx, and along with your funky theme song too. 👏👏👍👍

                    • Forging Strength
                      Forging Strength  3 days back

                      Is Alton Brown going for the Walter White look?

                      • Vicki Rizzo
                        Vicki Rizzo  3 days back

                        Why is this not on TV. The cheap bastards at food network don’t want to back a proven winner? Jerks!

                        • Briibruh
                          Briibruh  3 days back

                          When Alton uses Publix groceries. KreyGasm

                          • OkamiYojimbo89
                            OkamiYojimbo89  3 days back

                            Oh how I have missed this gem of a show

                            • Onion Chip
                              Onion Chip  3 days back

                              I take it Deb won't be back.

                              • markiangooley
                                markiangooley  3 days back

                                I’m told that San Marzano tomatoes aren’t that good raw but improve a lot when cooked. I’ve never tested that.

                                • nynvieealmere
                                  nynvieealmere  3 days back

                                  totally missed you Alton, been waiting impatiently for your show to come back. You taught and inspired me, tyvm.

                                  • Suzann
                                    Suzann  4 days back

                                    Alton Brown is the only Food Network chef who has stood the test of time.

                                    • Suzann
                                      Suzann  4 days back

                                      Alton Brown, I know you have other things you'd rather be doing with your life right now, but please continue doing Good Eats!

                                      • Jay A
                                        Jay A  4 days back

                                        ABOUT DAMN TIME !

                                        • webmillions
                                          webmillions  4 days back

                                          Koko Karl! 😂🤘🏻

                                          • Beetle In A Bottle
                                            Beetle In A Bottle  4 days back


                                            • Danica Meyer
                                              Danica Meyer  4 days back

                                              When I was about three (or so my parents say), when the theme would come on and the snapping would start, I couldn't snap so I tapped my fingers together and clicked my tongue. XD So when I watched this video with Dad for the first time, I did the same thing...
                                              Thank you so much for bringing this show back. I was so excited when Dad announced that the first "the return" episode was out, and this show was pretty much my life when I was little. Oh, and thank you, Alton Brown. I'm so happy you're back.
                                              And if you're new to this show...
                                              Welcome. What a journey you have ahead of you.

                                              • Yohan Scoobuko
                                                Yohan Scoobuko  4 days back

                                                This dude was my childhood.... I had a weird childhood

                                                • Flavorsome!
                                                  Flavorsome!  4 days back

                                                  I like it new ideas when it comes to chicken recipe

                                                  • Milford Civic
                                                    Milford Civic  5 days back

                                                    It's great this show is back. Sick of all the competition and reality garbage shows.

                                                    • waRr3nxx
                                                      waRr3nxx  5 days back

                                                      I love the Indiana Jones reference lol

                                                      • Grust
                                                        Grust  5 days back

                                                        I guess 940 people judged him.

                                                        • arjnsdca
                                                          arjnsdca  5 days back

                                                          I love W! Glad to see her back! I do my sauce & cheese on the side, so there’s no time for sogginess!

                                                          • Colin Velius
                                                            Colin Velius  6 days back

                                                            Cutthroat Kitchen was amusing at first, but got stale real fast. I'm glad we're returning to the glory days of making cooking a science again.

                                                            • Kyle Richards
                                                              Kyle Richards  6 days back

                                                              so glad this show is back!

                                                              • Sahgee
                                                                Sahgee  6 days back

                                                                Why did i enjoy this and the mustache pulling bit so daggone much 😭💜 oh alton how ive missed thee!

                                                                • Rachel Barton
                                                                  Rachel Barton  6 days back

                                                                  This was everything I needed it be and even more!! My love of science and food first enamored me to this fabulous show and I am so glad that it's back!! Only Alton could do this, you're the best 😍

                                                                  • Maverick21FM
                                                                    Maverick21FM  6 days back

                                                                    Thank you Alton for the original Good Eats. You inspired me to start a lifetime of cooking for friends and family. You are the reason I cook every meal at home. Keep up the good work!

                                                                    • Charles Williams
                                                                      Charles Williams  6 days back

                                                                      That’s not Alton Brown; it must be his grandfather.

                                                                      • Kayla Gordon
                                                                        Kayla Gordon  1 weeks back

                                                                        This makes me so happy! Welcome back!!

                                                                        • The Girl Who Wears Pants

                                                                          Why did I secretly want Tomato Tommasino to be Bobby Flay?

                                                                          • Ryan Walsh
                                                                            Ryan Walsh  1 weeks back

                                                                            Return of a classic! Practical advice delivered in an engaging way. Love AB!

                                                                            • djwaglmuffin
                                                                              djwaglmuffin  1 weeks back

                                                                              I hate canned tomatoes...always taste like metal to me. :<

                                                                              • Brastius
                                                                                Brastius  1 weeks back

                                                                                W made 936 alternate accounts just to downvote this video.

                                                                                • DigitalSynapse0101
                                                                                  DigitalSynapse0101  1 weeks back

                                                                                  Alton is back? Awesome! Much better than some deep fried mayonnaise guy advocate.

                                                                                  • Artur Lukin
                                                                                    Artur Lukin  1 weeks back

                                                                                    What an amazing episode Alton! The new Good Eats feels modern, yet still preserves the essence of the original show. Keep up the great work!

                                                                                    • pipbuster
                                                                                      pipbuster  1 weeks back

                                                                                      At the dinner table scene, I was waiting for a cameo appearance of Peyton Manning singing "Chicken Parm You Taste So Good"... @AltonBrown #AltonBrown

                                                                                      • Adam Churvis
                                                                                        Adam Churvis  1 weeks back

                                                                                        The very best part about making "glove hands" from a repeated caking of flour, egg, and bread crumbs is after the breading is done you get to chase the small children around the house like Frankenstein and they all run away screaming, "GLOVE HANDS!!! GLOVE HANDS!!! GLOVE HANDS!!!" just before the mother runs into the room and says, "Who are you, and what are you doing in my house?!"

                                                                                        • Adam Churvis
                                                                                          Adam Churvis  1 weeks back

                                                                                          Expertly done, sir! I missed you. Great to have you back.

                                                                                          • Samantha Redd
                                                                                            Samantha Redd  1 weeks back

                                                                                            I forgot how much I loved this show! Def needed in my life!!!

                                                                                            • Oshit Irwin
                                                                                              Oshit Irwin  1 weeks back

                                                                                              Goddam that l/d r

                                                                                              • Bradley Nugent
                                                                                                Bradley Nugent  1 weeks back

                                                                                                Best cooking show in the history of cooking shows, it has been gone too long

                                                                                                • Skiddy Macon
                                                                                                  Skiddy Macon  1 weeks back

                                                                                                  This feels like a Jontron video. I the style.