Lemon Chicken Parmesan

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This delicious Lemon Chicken Parmesan is easy to make, and it’s totally family-friendly.

Lemon Chicken Parmesan

Breast Cancer has found its way into my family and among my friends. People I love have fought it and conquered it. People I love have struggled with ridding their bodies of this awful beast for many years. And along the way, people I love have lost the battle. That being said, I feel that it’s important to try and raise money for research so we can work to find a cure for breast cancer… for all cancers.

As you probably are aware, October was Breast Cancer Awareness Month. KitchenAid has been working for the last 10 years to help raise money for breast cancer research through their partnership with Susan G. Komen for the Cure (they’ve raised more than 9-million to date!).  They’re currently working with a community of bloggers to help spread the word through their Cook for the Cure program.

Lemon Chicken Parmesan Skillet

As part of the program, KitchenAid has launched the Pass the Plate Initiative. It starts with a Villeroy and Boch plate custom designed by Jacques Pepin. You buy the plate, register it online, make a dish to serve on the plate and then pass the plate to a friend. Then the friend registers the plate, etc. and passes it on to another friend. Every time someone new registers the plate, KitchenAid donates $5 to Susan G. Komen.

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I Cooked for the Cure and created dinner for my family: Lemon Chicken Parmesan, which I served on this plate. The chicken is simply breaded and lightly sauteed. It’s served over thin spaghetti noodles that have been tossed with a light and lemony Parmesan- butter sauce. The dish is finished off in the oven with a little bit of melted mozzarella cheese.   My family loved every bite.

I will now register my plate online (earn $5 for breast cancer research) and pass it along to a friend who I will ask to do the same.

Cook for the Cure

KitchenAid has generously offered to give one RecipeGirl reader a Cook for the Cure plate so that you too can keep the Pass the Plate tradition going.

To enter for your chance to win a KitchenAid Cook for the Cure plate, leave a comment on this post that answers the following question:

**What would you serve on your Cook for the Cure plate?**

One winner will be selected via Random.org and announced on Friday, November 8, 2013. This giveaway closes on Thursday, November 7, 2013 at 11:59pm PST and is open to U.S. participants only. The winner will be contacted via email and will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen.  The randomly selected winner is Vicky Morin.  Thanks to everyone who entered!

Lemon Chicken Parmesan

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time:30 min

Cook Time:30 min


8 ounces angel hair pasta, cooked and drained
1 tablespoon buter
1 tablespoon finely grated lemon zest
1/4 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese

4 thin sliced chicken breasts (4 servings)
1 large egg, beaten
3/4 cup panko bread crumbs
1/4 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon dried basil
salt and pepper, generous
2 Tablespoons butter
1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 teaspoon minced garlic

thin lemon slices (optional)
3/4 cup grated mozzarella cheese
salt and pepper


1. Prepare the pasta: Mix the cooked pasta with the butter and lemon zest. As soon as the butter is melted and mixed in, stir in the Parmesan and a generous dose of salt and pepper.

2. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Prepare the chicken: Place the egg in a low, wide bowl, and the (mixed) panko/Parmesan, basil/S&P in another low, wide bowl. Heat the butter in a large, oven-safe skillet with the lemon juice and garlic. Dip the chicken in egg, then bread crumb mixture and place in the pan. Cook on both sides until golden brown, about 3 to 4 minutes per side (depending on thickness of chicken). Remove the chicken to a plate.

3. Spoon the mixed pasta into the skillet. Place the cooked chicken breasts on top. Place lemon slices on top, if using, Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Sprinkle top with salt and pepper. Bake 15 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through. Serve chicken on top of the lemon noodles.

Source: RecipeGirl.com

Disclosure: I received a Cook for the Cure plate from KitchenAid in conjunction with this giveaway.  I was not compensated for this project.  All opinions shared are my own.

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  • Khadija wrote:

    I would make marinated chicken and quinoa 🙂

  • Colleen T. wrote:

    What a neat idea. I love Kitchen Aid. I finally bought a mixer over the weekend and can’t wait to use it. If I won that beautiful plate, I would try your lemon chicken parmesan on it. I’ll definitely try it anyways but I love the message behind the plate!

  • Barbara Jones wrote:

    I would cook peanut butter fudge to serve on my plate – not the kind with marshmallow cream, but the old fashioned, cook to a soft ball stage fudge.

  • Rebecca M wrote:

    I would serve my mom’s favorite homemade brownies to her on this plate. She is currently fighting Stage IV Breast cancer.

  • Rita H. wrote:

    I’d love to make a batch of butter chicken to serve with Basmati Rice. I have a recipe I’ve been wanting to try for a while, but having a hard time finding Garam Masala.

  • Pauline wrote:

    I just prepared a meal for a girl friend who was diagnosed with cancer and I opted for all organic vegetables from either my garden or my dads’s because he grows a lot more things than I do! I made a squash and red lentil stew that contained all natural ingredients, no sugar and nothing processed. It could be eaten as a soup but I made it quite thick to serve on a bed of rice. I found this researching cancer nutrition recipes. The blessing, was a positive response as I dropped it off in the morning and she said she loved it!! whosh!!!

  • H Lake wrote:

    I am not a great cook but I think It would be fitting to try this dish and serve it on this meaningful plate!

  • Matea (FightForTheBite) wrote:

    What a touching idea! I’m not sure what I would serve on the plate, but it probably would be a dessert, knowing how much I like sweets!

  • Rachel wrote:

    I’d make my pasta with sun dried tomatoes, mushrooms and artichokes. And this is a wonderful and creative way to raise money! Love it and your site! 🙂

  • Cherie wrote:

    I would make salmon with roasted potatoes and carrots

  • Meg wrote:

    Oh, it looks like a great plate to serve fresh fruit on! 🙂

  • Lyndsie wrote:

    I would bake oatmeal pumpkin cookies to pass on to a friend– serving them on the Cook for the Cure plate, of course!

  • Joanna Walker wrote:

    Looks delicious. I will have to try with my hubbies FodMap friendly pasta. I think I would make spinach lasagna on the plate. – @KitaWalker

  • jillmc wrote:

    Made this last night-the lemon zest just makes this perfect! Will be a regular in the menu rotation! Thank you!

  • Elaine M wrote:

    Cute plate. I would put my salmon nicoise salad on it. It’s what’s for dinner tonight!

  • Kathy @ FoodWineThyme wrote:

    Great and creative recipe

  • Carol wrote:

    Love this idea! I will need to make this recipe “Lemon Chicken Parmesan” to pass on my plate!

  • ashley wrote:

    i would eat my regular meals off it. especially breakfast, to get my day started

  • Yvette N. wrote:

    I would make Broccoli Chicken Alfredo.

    What a beautiful idea to share meals with friends.

  • Kim Porter wrote:

    I would serve roasted chicken with root vegetables on this plate.