Finger Lickin’ Chicken Parmesan…..


As the More is More Mom®, I’m all about……..more Chicken Parmesan! Winter is the perfect time  for a warm and hearty meal, and what is more comforting than an Italian classic? I knew this was a winner when Amanda (my red meat carnivore) said, “Compliment’s to the chef!”

Chicken Parmesan and Pasta

Serves 4 Chicken

I chose to use the whole chicken breast rather than pounding them into cutlets, leaving the breast intact and juicy. However, to be certain that the chicken is cooked through, you’ll need to pop them in the oven after browning them in the skillet.

4 chicken breasts

1 cup or so of flour for dredging

1 egg

¼ cup water

3/4 cup breadcrumbs

2 Tbsp chopped parsley

4 Tbsp grated parmesan, 2 for the breadcrumb mixture, 2 for topping with the mozzarella

4 oz sliced mozzarella

2 Tbsp oil

Pre-heat oven to 350°

Prepare a baking dish by coating with non-stick spray Line up three bowls or containers for dredging

Bowl one: flour

Bowl two: beat egg and water together

Bowl three: mix breadcrumbs, parsley and parmesan together Dip each chicken breast in flour, then egg and finally in the breadcrumb mixture

Transfer to a plate Heat oil in a large skillet Brown chicken breasts until nice and golden, approximately 3 minutes per side

Transfer to prepared baking dish

Cook in oven for approximately 15 minutes

Pasta and Sauce

1 lb angel hair pasta

1 Tbsp oil

6 cloves of garlic, minced

15 oz can of tomato sauce

8 basil leaves, torn, plus more for topping

1 ½  cups water

½ cup or so of heavy whipping cream

In a stock pot, cook the angel hair pasta until desired doneness

In a sauce pan, heat the oil and sauté the garlic for a minute Add; Tomato sauce

Basil

Water

Bring to a boil, and then reduce to a simmer until thickened, about 12 minutes

Add heavy whipping cream, stir well

Pre-heat oven to broil

Return chicken breasts to skillet, covering with sauce Top the chicken evenly with slices of mozzarella and sprinkle with remaining parmesan

Place skillet in oven and broil until cheese is just melted, maybe 2 minutes

Transfer chicken to plates, leaving the sauce in the skillet

Drain the pasta and toss with the remaining sauce in the skillet

Add pasta to each plate and top with torn basil I like a sprinkling of grated parmesan on top Serve and enjoy…….

More hearty meals, more classic chicken parmesan, more family dinners…….

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