This isn’t my recipe— chicken parm is an Italian-American staple that’s been around far longer than I have— but I’ve cooked it many times and feel quite confident in this version.

At its core, chicken parm is a simple dish— breaded and fried chicken topped with tomato sauce and cheese. But I’ve found that the greatness of this dish is found in the primary ingredients. Seek out the best chicken you can find locally, hunt down some great mozzarella from your local dairy farm or cheese shop, and so on.

Some notes on ingredients:

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