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HEPP’S Summertime Chicken Parmesan

Summertime Chicken Parmesan
This is a great alternative from the usually heavy chicken parmesan we are used to eating, plus it is quick and easy to make.  The homemade tomato sauce is light and flavorful and the chicken is lightly seared and then baked, no frying here!!  Instead of a handful of heavy pasta we added one of our favorite summer vegetables snap peas, you can substitute with your vegetable of choice.  Pairing this dish with HEPP’S Black or White Truffle salt will enhance not just the flavor of the chicken but will also blend deliciously with the mozzarella cheese!!
  • 3 chicken cutlets (6 to 8 ounces each)
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 onion chopped
  • 2 large garlic cloves, smashed (skins removed)
  • 1 1/2  cups fresh plum tomatoes, diced
  • 1 pounds sliced mozzarella, sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • 1/2  bunch fresh arugula, washed and drained
  • fresh snap peas
  • HEPP’S Black or White Truffle Sea Salt for finishing
  • HEPP’S Aussie Flake Sea Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste


  1. In a large sauté pan over medium heat, heat 1/4 cup olive oil, add the onion, 1 garlic cloves, and cook until lightly browned then add the chicken, season with HEPP’S Aussie Flake Sea Salt and pepper. Sauté chicken on both sides until cooked through; then remove and set aside.
  2. In the same sauté pan, heat 1/4 cup olive oil over medium heat, add the remaining garlic cloves, plum tomatoes, season with HEPP”S Aussie Flake Sea Salt  and pepper, and simmer for 20 minutes.
  3. Place chicken in a baking pan, top with sliced mozzarella and half of the tomato sauce. Bake in 350 degree oven for 10 to 15 minutes until the cheese is bubbling.
  4. While chicken is baking in another pan heat 1 tablespoon olive oil add you choice of fresh vegetables, stirring on occasion until cooked.  Over cooking will result in soggy vegetables.
  5. Top  entire dish with HEPP’S Black or White Truffle Sea Salt once plated and ready to serve.

Alternatives: Basic sea salt for seasoning – HEPP’S Himalayan Pink Sea salt- Cooking chicken- HEPP’S Lemon Sea Salt, HEPP’S Thai Ginger Sea Salt – Vegetables- HEPP’S Black Lava Sea Salt, HEPP’S Lemon Sea Salt, HEPP’S Thai Ginger Sea Salt.  And if you are looking for some heat add a pinch of HEPP’S Ghost Pepper  or Scorpian Sea Salt. 



HEPP’S Salt Barrel stems from the passion of its founder, Brian Hepp who traveled the world searching for the finest gourmet salts in order to create his own blends.

Once discovered, the entrepreneur / salt maker extraordinaire, packaged his creations and dubbed them HEPP’S Salt Barrel. The company has a collection of imported salts which includes an assortment of flavors, textures and colors all in their purest form.

Hepp’s provides four different types of salts which they make available to consumers:

Smoked Salts – Blends with a distinct smoke wood flavor used as a marinade, rub or a finish. Available in Alderwood, Applewood, Hickory and 7 Fire Smoke.

Cooking Salts – Everyday salts used for cooking, baking and finishing meals, Hepp’s cooking salts harnesses rich, pure flavors untouched by harmful chemicals. Available in Hepp’s Red Clay Salt, Himalayan Pink, Himalayan Pink Coarse, andKosher Flake.

Finishing Salts – Collection of salts great at topping different meals, snacks, appetizers and believe it or not, deserts which help to unlock all different types of food flavors when sprinkled just before eating. Available in Hepp’s Black Lava Salt, Fleur de Sel, White Truffle, Black Truffle, and Aussie Flake.

Natural Blends – All-natural sea salt made with unprocessed ingredients used as a cooking or topping spice. Available inChipotle, Vanilla Bean, Rosemary, Spicy Curry, Thai Ginger, Roasted Garlic, Lemon, Habanero, and Ghost Pepper.

Hepp’s Salt is available in many cooking events and conventions and is also available through wholesale and saltbar locations in the Los Angeles, California area. For more information, visit their website and try their flavorful spices with your next meal!

Hepp’s Salt Co.

Venice, CA. 90291

Phone: 888-384-3570

Published by the 3-7-13

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