Thursday, November 29, 2012

:::{Chicken Parmesan}:::

This is one of my very favorite dinners!  I found it on Pinterest (where else?) and am very much in love... It is so tasty!  With its crisp, lightly breaded chicken breast, topped with tomato sauce and smothered with cheese, it is actually, surprisingly easy to make.  According to the blog where I found this recipe, A Sweet Pea Chef, this is restaurant quality chicken parmesan, and I would have to agree.  Husband and I both LOVED this one!

Picture from A Sweet Pea Chef

Chicken Parmesan
(adapted from A Sweet Pea Chef)

Ingredients
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1/2 cup Italian breadcrumbs
1 tbsp dried oregano
1 tbsp dried basil
1 tbsp dried thyme
2 tsp kosher salt
1 tsp ground black pepper
2 tbsp olive oil
2 cups marinara sauce
4 oz fresh mozzarella, thinly sliced
2 tbsp grated Parmesan

Directions
  1. Preheat the oven to 500 degrees F.
  2. Combine the herbs, salt, pepper and bread crumbs in a small dish. 
  3. Cover the chicken breasts with the mixture and shake off any excess.
  4. Heat olive oil in large skillet over Med-High heat.  
  5. Add the chicken and cook just until brown, about 3 minutes per side. 
  6. Place the chicken in 7" x 11" glass bakeware.
  7. Spoon the marinara sauce over and around the chicken. Sprinkle parmesan over each chicken breast, and cover with mozzarella slices.
  8. Bake, covered with foil, for 10 minutes and then uncovered for 5 minutes, or until the cheese melts and the chicken is cooked through.
  9. Serve over cooked pasta, such as spaghetti or linguini noodles.
  10. Enjoy!

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