Monday, April 09, 2007

chicken parmigiana

3/4 cup breadcrumbs
3/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
4 boneless, skinless chicken breast, pounded thin
coarse salt and fresh ground pepper
1 egg, beaten
2 cups jarred tomato sauce
1/4 cup olive oil
6 ounces of fresh mozzarella cheese
1. Heat broiler. Combine breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese in a shallow bowl. Season both sides of chicken with salt and pepper. Dip chicken in beaten egg, then dredge in breadcrumbs, turning to coat both sides.
2. Spread the tomato sauce onto the bottom of a glass baking dish. Heat 2 T of of the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Place chicken in until golden, about 2 minutes on each side. Transfer to baking dish on top of sauce.
3. Top each breast with a slice of mozzarella cheese. Broil 4 inches from heat source until the sauce is hot and the cheese is bubbly and lightly browned, about 5 to 8 minutes.

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