Chicken parmesan is such a comporting Italian dish. You have the crispy breaded chicken, rich tomato sauce and then beautifully melted cheese. It’s so delicious.
With that being said, I’ve never made it myself because of religious dietary restrictions. I eat chicken and cheese but not supposed to eat them together. However, over the past few years, many dairy free cheeses have been created which means I could finally make chicken parmesan!
Now you might be thinking, “ew, dairy free cheese”, but let me tell you – it’s not as bad as you may think. Yes, some are better than others so it takes a little trial and error to find one you like. I’ll be honest, I still have not found one that gets gooey and stringy like regular cheese, but the one I used here was so good. The brand was called Nafsika’s Garden and this was my first time trying it. Very impressed with the results! It was super creamy and tasted like real cheese.
I don’t have an exact recipe for this chicken parmesan, but you can check out my post for Chicken Milanesa for how to make the chicken itself. Once you have the breaded and fried chicken, all you have to do is spread some tomato sauce and melt the cheese.
I used 1-2 tbsp marinara/vodka sauce and 1 slice of cheese (broken in half) for each piece of chicken. Once the chicken was topped, I covered the pan and sort of let it cook and steam to melt the cheese. As you can see, the dairy free cheese didn’t look melted at all, but it still tasted amazing.
Cutting into the chicken and getting some tomato sauce and cheese was the perfect bite. Such an incredible dinner and I will definitely be getting this brand of dairy free cheese again!