Chicken Parmesan

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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….

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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~


  • Shea

    Shea Goldstein is a writer and the voice behind Dixie Chik Cooks. She's also a recipe developer and brand ambassador. She has been published in several media platforms such as Redbook, Parade, Food Blogger Magazine and more. She has been developing recipes and writing since 2009. Shea is a Southern Belle Who's Thinking About What's For Dinner While Eating Lunch

This Post Has 21 Comments

  1. Rach

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

  2. Jackie

    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.

    1. Dixie Chik

      Can’t wait to see it! Thanks Jackie 🙂

  3. Nicole

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

  4. elle @ nutritionella

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

    1. Dixie Chik

      Thanks Elle 🙂

    1. Dixie Chik

      Thanks Kara!!

  5. Celia

    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. 🙂

    1. Dixie Chik

      Absolutely! Thanks for visiting!!

  6. 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!!!

    1. Dixie Chik

      Thanks Sandra – you’re very sweet.

  7. Kate @

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

    1. Dixie Chik

      Thank you Kate 🙂

  8. Skylar Wolfe

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

    1. Dixie Chik

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

  9. Jennifer @ Jane Deere

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

    1. Dixie Chik

      Thanks Jennifer 🙂

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