Chicken Parmesan is a great meal where you can showcase the pasta sauce that I have posted. The breaded chicken can be served in a sandwich or over pasta….or with rice. Let’s prep some cutlets and make a meal for two. I just served this a few weeks ago to my gal and she has placed this on my weekly menu more than once. I know it is a favorite.
2 ea chicken breasts pounded thinly (I will describe how to pound a breast to keep yourself from getting covered )
1/4 cup of Parmesan cheese
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/8 tsp salt
1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs
1/2 tsp minced garlic
1 egg (beaten)
1 tbsp flour
4 oz shredded mozzarella cheese
1 tbsp olive oil
Place the chicken breast in a quart sized zip lock baggie and lay flat on your counter. Use your meat tenderizing mallet to begin to pound the chicken to break down the meat tissue. You can substitute thinly cut chicken breasts that are packaged in the store for the ones that you have to pound. I use either in my kitchen since I have the skill to make the task seem smaller than it is.
When the chicken is prepped. lay it on a piece of wax paper and sprinkle the flour over both sides. Pat the flour onto the breasts and shake off the remainder. On a second piece of wax paper, spread out the bread crumbs. Season the crumbs with salt and pepper and sprinkle out the Parmesan cheese. Dip the chicken breast into egg wash and lay onto the bread crumbs. bread both sides of the chicken well. Use up all of the crumbs and cheese.
Preheat over to 400F
Place a skillet on the stove with medium heat. Add olive oil and garlic to heated pan. Brown chicken breasts in garlic infused olive oil. Remove from chicken from skillet when crumbs are brown.
Place chicken on a small sheet pan and cover with your Chef Gosselin Home Made Spaghetti Sauce. Place mozzarella cheese onto the sauce and bake until cheese is melted and bubbling.
Place chicken over some cooked angel hair pasta with some additional sauce and you have a wonderful meal….
There are many variations of this meal and you can switch meats for an entire different taste. I will come back soon and talk wine pairings… for those serving wine with the meal.