The key to this recipe is using chicken thighs instead of breasts. The flattened thighs are much more juicy and tender.

FRESH ground sea salt and black pepper
1 tablespoon Garden Gourmet Italian Herbs
4 LARGE chicken thighs, flattened to less than 1/2 inch
1/2 cup WONDRA flour
3 eggs, beaten
2 cups Panko crumbs
Avocado oil, for frying
4 cups of your favorite red sauce
1 cup FINELY grated Parmesan cheese
8 ounces QUALITY Mozzarella cheese, sliced

  • Preheat oven to 375°.
  • Whisk together the eggs and Italian herbs.
  • Set up a dredging station with the flour, beaten eggs and Panko crumbs in separate shallow dishes.
  • Generously season chicken thighs with FRESH ground sea salt and black pepper.
  • Heat LARGE, DEEP skillet with oil over medium-high heat to 375°.
  • Dredge each chicken thigh in flour, then egg, followed by Panko crumbs.
  • Add chicken thighs to skillet and brown 2-4 minutes per side until golden.
  • Transfer to paper toweling to drain of excess oil.


  • Spread most of the tomato sauce on bottom of 9×13 baking pan.
  • Sprinkle one third of the Parmesan cheese over sauce.
  • Layer chicken cutlets in a single layer over sauce.
  • Top with mozzarella cheese pieces.
  • Dot with remaining sauce.
  • Sprinkle with remaining Parmesan.
  • Bake 15 minutes or until bubbly and cheese is golden.

I love the idea of using thighs! This looks so delicious. I’ll be featuring it tomorrow at the Thursday Favorite Thing party. Congrats! 🙂


Thank you! And to think for all these years I’d been using breasts when I could have had these succulent thighs all along! 😀

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