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Chicken Parmesan

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Are you a fan of Chicken Parmesan? I adore it. Imma get to that in a just a few…

My husband and I have been married 6 years!

For our 6th anniversary, my husband decided to cook for me.  This, coming from a man who says he “doesn’t know how to cook”.

Yeah right – The man makes the best eggs you’ve ever had.

On our very first date, back in the summer of 2004, he flew up from south Florida to see me.  But for a few months before that, we talked on the phone, chatted online, etc. every single day since the day we met.  See, we met online.  And it was an accident.   But… that’s a story for another day.

Months passed, and we became very good friends – talking every single day.  He knew everything about me and I knew everything about him.  We knew what each other looked like.  We knew the other’s likes and dislikes.  I knew at that point that my day was not complete if I didn’t talk to him.  We were both going through our own personal hell but at the end of each day we said goodnight to each other – via the phone.  Then one day during one of our long talks, he said…  “I have to come to Birmingham to see you.”

He loves to tell the story of the day I picked him up from the airport.  See, my mother called and called and called (and called some more)….she was concerned, not because I was going to the airport to pick up a stranger I had met on line.  She was concerned because I was driving in city traffic. .  Yes, that happened.  Long story short, he came to Birmingham, we had what we like to call The Best Weekend Of Our Lives, and on Sunday evening before he left he said, “You aren’t seeing anyone else, right? Because I’m going to marry you.”

Anyway, on our first evening together (in person), he cooked me Chicken Parmesan.  He said his grandfather loved it when he made it.  As did I.

Oh, and by the way yes he did, in fact, marry me.

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Continue with remaining chicken.  Add the chicken to the hot oil, cooking 3-4 minutes at a time, until golden brown, then lay flat on the baking sheet.

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Spoon the Barilla sauce over the top; cover with cheese.

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Bake for 15 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and the chicken is done.

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And enjoy.

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I’m going to have to come up with more reasons for the man to cook.

And….the rest of our dinner menu:

Brussels Sprouts with Garlic and Butter

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Balsamic Infused Strawberries

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And Finally…
Mini Molten Lava Cakes

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These are the kids on our wedding day….

Copy of wedding 0131And now, 6 years later…

IMAG0105 2 copy1….And We Lived Happily Ever After….

Here’s your printable – 

Chicken Parmesan


  • 2 lb thin-sliced boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 12 oz package spaghetti
  • 1 block whole milk mozzarella cheese, sliced thin
  • 1 jar Barilla green and black olive sauce
  • 3 eggs, whisked
  • 2 cups Italian breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • Cooking spray


  • Preheat oven to 425°. Coat a large baking sheet with nonstick spray. Wash chicken breasts, pat dry. Dip chicken in the egg, then breadcrumbs, set aside. Add the canola oil to a large saute pan over medium-high heat.
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Happy Anniversary to us, and Happy Tuesday to you!

~Dixie Chik~


  • Rach
    March 14, 2011 at 8:06 PM

    Happy six year anniversary!! That was so sweet of him to make dinner for you. That chicken parm looks delightful. 🙂

  • Barbara Schieving
    March 11, 2011 at 2:00 PM

    What a great story. I wish someone would whip me up this meal!

  • Jackie
    March 10, 2011 at 11:18 AM

    Aint love grand? Oh happy days. Nice to befriend you on Tasty Kitchen. Now that’s a chicken parm recipe, good ole southern kind. I’m making some for my freezer, baked, next week. I’ll post. Have a blessed day.

  • Dixie Chik
    March 10, 2011 at 2:32 PM

    Can’t wait to see it! Thanks Jackie 🙂

  • Nicole
    March 10, 2011 at 9:56 AM

    I love a good love story!! And boy that looks GOOD!!!

  • carolinaheartstrings
    March 9, 2011 at 3:06 PM

    What great pictures. And the man can cook. Wonderful. Happy Anniversary.

  • Sunny @ http://pantrychef.wordpress.com
    March 9, 2011 at 1:34 PM

    So sweet! I LOVE the addition of the Brussels Sprouts. They are such an overlooked yet delicious veggie! Yum!

  • elle @ nutritionella
    March 9, 2011 at 9:20 AM

    Happy Anniversary, you two! The chicken parm looks amazing – I’ll have to get Rob to cook for me soon!

  • Dixie Chik
    March 9, 2011 at 9:31 AM

    Thanks Elle 🙂

  • Happy When Not Hungry
    March 8, 2011 at 8:34 PM

    Happy 6 Years!!! Looks like you both had a wonderful meal together. Congrats again!

  • Dixie Chik
    March 8, 2011 at 8:54 PM

    Thanks Kara!!

  • Celia
    March 8, 2011 at 7:26 PM

    Congratulations! What an adorable story, cute photos, and lovely-looking recipe! Only thing better than chicken parm: having a great guy to cook it for you. 🙂

  • Dixie Chik
    March 8, 2011 at 7:29 PM

    Absolutely! Thanks for visiting!!

  • Sandra@Sandra's Easy Cooking
    March 8, 2011 at 7:10 PM

    First Happy Anniversary and I wish you many many more..second I can relate to your story, ever though me and my husband did know each other through some friends, accidentally we started taliking online..:D and…my hubby too makes the best eggs ever LOL!!!!
    Chicken Parmesan looks and sound divine..enjoy your day!!!

  • Dixie Chik
    March 8, 2011 at 7:13 PM

    Thanks Sandra – you’re very sweet.

  • Kate @ Diethood.com
    March 8, 2011 at 7:01 PM

    Happy Anniversary!!!
    Lovely post, photos, and a terrific dinner…. Yaaay Hubby!!!

  • Dixie Chik
    March 8, 2011 at 7:04 PM

    Thank you Kate 🙂

  • Skylar Wolfe
    March 8, 2011 at 4:30 PM

    The best gift, a cooked meal from someone you love! It looks delicious too, I’m digging the cakes

  • Dixie Chik
    March 8, 2011 at 6:24 PM

    Thanks! Did you click on the link to see the recipe to the cakes? Very easy recipe.

  • Jennifer @ Jane Deere
    March 8, 2011 at 3:51 PM

    What a sweet story! Congratulations, y’all! The Chicken Parm looks outstanding too!

  • Dixie Chik
    March 8, 2011 at 6:24 PM

    Thanks Jennifer 🙂

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