Family-Favorite Italian Chicken Recipe
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Family-Favorite Italian Chicken Recipe

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Crispy chicken is treated to a jazzed-up sauce in this simple main dish that’s oh, so comforting and good. —Carol Heeren, Parker, South Dakota
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cans (8 ounces each) tomato sauce
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 3/4 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • Hot cooked angel hair pasta

Nutritional Facts

1 chicken breast half with 1/3 cup sauce (calculated without pasta) equals 483 calories, 25 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 188 mg cholesterol, 1,050 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 39 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a small saucepan, combine the tomato sauce, basil and garlic powder; heat through.
  2. Meanwhile, flatten chicken breasts to 1/4-in. thickness. In a shallow bowl, combine the bread crumbs, oregano and salt. In a separate shallow bowl, whisk eggs and water. Place flour in another shallow bowl. Coat chicken with flour, then dip in egg mixture and coat with bread crumb mixture.
  3. In a large skillet, cook chicken in oil in batches for 4-6 minutes on each side or until juices run clear. Spoon sauce over chicken; sprinkle with cheeses. Serve with pasta. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Family-Favorite Italian Chicken in Simple & Delicious December/January 2011, p29

Nutritional Facts

1 chicken breast half with 1/3 cup sauce (calculated without pasta) equals 483 calories, 25 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 188 mg cholesterol, 1,050 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 39 g protein.

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.

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Reviewed Jun. 11, 2014

Very good. Next time, after browning the chicken, I would bake them with a slice of mozzarella cheese on top so it melts easily with a little sauce on top for a few minutes

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Reviewed Apr. 27, 2012

LOVED this! the best chicken parm i've made. i browned the chicken on both sides, then put them in baking pan, spooned sauce on sauce, topped with parm - then baked uncovered at 375 for 15 min. turned out fabulous!

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Reviewed Jun. 6, 2011

two thumbs up! this dish is wonderful!!

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Reviewed May. 2, 2011

I baked this instead of frying it, still very good. I would have liked more sauce to accompany the pasta.

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Reviewed Apr. 9, 2011

Loving It!!!

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