I may not have an Italian bone in my body, but that's okay, because this recipe is pretty easy! If you feel like making a nice dinner or if you just want to eat something totally delicious, try this one out!
Ingredients (serves 4)
- Boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 2 eggs (lightly beaten)
- 1 teaspoonful salt
- 1/8 teaspoonful black pepper
- 1/8 teaspoonful garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoonful basil
- 3/4 cup plain bread crumbs
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 2 8oz cans tomato sauce
- 1 tablespoonful butter
- 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
- 8 oz mozzarella cheese (sliced and cut in triangles)
Pound the chicken until 1/4 inch thick. They make tools for this, but I improvised using the back of a knife. (Miraculously I didn't slice a finger off! Maybe my coordination is improving.)
Dip the chicken into the egg mixture, then into the crumbs.
Heat the oil until very hot, and quickly brown the chicken on both sides, and then remove to a baking dish. (It is at this point that your kitchen will begin to smell DELICIOUS. Take note.)
After removing the chicken, in the same frying pan, stir in the tomato sauce, basil, and garlic powder. Bring to a boil, and then simmer for 10 minutes (or until it is thick). Stir in the butter.
Pour the sauce over the chicken, and sprinkle with the Parmesan cheese.
|Look at all that cheese. AMAZING.|
Cover and bake at 350 for 30 minutes. Uncover and place the mozzarella slices on the chicken. Bake uncovered for about 10 minutes longer until the cheese melts!
P.S. This dish goes delightfully well with fettuccine alfredo.
I use a really easy recipe from my Aunt June:
- 1 stick of butter
- 2/3 cup heavy cream
- 1 cup Parmesan cheese
- 1 package of fettuccine noodles
Using low heat, melt together butter and heavy cream in a saucepan. Cook the noodles as directed. Take the butter and cream off the heat, add the cheese and mix well. Pour and mix over the noodles! Yum, so easy!