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Stove-Top Wild Game Parmesan

Who doesn't love chicken parmesan? It's one of my absolute favorite Italian dishes and it's so easy to make at home with virtually any meat. For this recipe, I used moose cube steaks because it's what I had, but I've used elk steaks, wild turkey, venison steaks, and store-bought chicken breasts.


  • 1lb wild game steaks, 1/2 sliced

  • Italian bread crumbs

  • 1 egg, whipped (optional)

  • 1 jar marinara sauce

  • Basil

  • Garlic

  • Shredded cheese - Italian, mozzarella

  • Angel-hair pasta


Heat vegetable or peanut oil in a large skillet on med-high.

Dip steaks in whipped egg, then coat with bread crumbs. The egg helps the bread crumbs adhere to the meat, but aren't required.

When oil is hot, place coated meat into skillet and fry until golden brown. The time depends on the meat but should just be a few minutes on each side. Once done, remove from oil and drain on a paper towel.

Empty the jar of marinara sauce in a separate large skillet and heat on low. Place fried steaks in marinara sauce and sprinkle shredded cheese on top of the meat. Season with basil and garlic. Add a lid and simmer on low for 10-15 minutes. As the sauce continues to heat, it will bubble up onto the meat and the cheese will melt.

While sauce and meat are simmering, cook spaghetti in a large pot until preferred doneness. Drain.

To serve, add spaghetti to the plate and top with meat and sauce.

Serve with salad, bread, or another side of your choice.

The recipe serves 2-4, depending on appetite, and also makes a great lunch the following day!

Sarah Honadel is an avid outdoorswoman from Kentucky, now living in Idaho, who enjoys hunting elk, deer, turkey, pronghorn, and waterfowl. She is a team member at Huntress View, Pro Staff for Browning Trail Cameras, and Brand Ambassador for the BaseMap app. Follow her on Instagram @waddysarah and @arrowridgecreations.

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