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Family-Favorite Italian Chicken

 Family-Favorite Italian Chicken
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
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.


  • 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


  • In a small saucepan, combine the tomato sauce, basil and garlic
  • powder; heat through.
  • 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.
  • In a large skillet, cook chicken in oil in batches for 4-6 minutes on

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Directions (continued)

  • each side or until juices run clear. Spoon sauce over chicken;
  • sprinkle with cheeses. Serve with pasta. Yield: 4 servings.
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.
Wine: Medium-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.