It’s cold and we crave comfort food. We has our mashed potatoes, our pot roast, our oven roasted chicken, ham pot pie. We are ready for some hearty Italian goodness! One of our favorite heart dishes is the wonderful chicken parmesan: breaded chicken topped with sauce and mozzarella served on a bed of linguini or spaghetti. The recipe calls for a breast a person and makes a LARGE portion, but splitting the breast to make two “human size” portions is not a bad idea 🙂
Ingredients: (For each serving)
1 boneless, skinless chicken breast
1/2 cup bread crumbs, seasoned with herbs and spices such as basil, parsley and pepper to taste
1 egg, beaten
enough oil to fry the breast
1/2 cup tomato sauce
1/2 cup grated mozzarella
Heat the oven to broil 500 degrees or very hot.
Meanwhile, place the breast in between two layers of plastic wrap and pound with a meat mallet till it has a thickness of 1/2 throughout.
Unwrap, dip the breast in the egg to coat well then bread with the seasoned crumbs on both sides.
Heat oil in a frying pan and cook the beast, turning only once, till golden brown. Remove and drain any excess oil with paper towels.
Arrange the chicken on a baking pan, top with the tomato sauce, sprinkle the mozzarella on top. Broil till the cheese starts bubbling and browning, as if it were a pizza (around 10 minutes). Remove from the oven, serve over a bed of linguini or spaghetti.