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Family-Favorite Italian Chicken Recipe

Family-Favorite Italian Chicken Recipe

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. YIELD: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 large 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

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.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 483 calories, 25g fat (7g saturated fat), 188mg cholesterol, 1050mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 39g protein .

Reviews for Family-Favorite Italian Chicken

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jstowellsupermom
Reviewed Oct. 15, 2015

"Great flavor!! My "I don't like chicken" 6y had 2 servings!!"

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NoodleNel
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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Hannah0418
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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jicook13
Reviewed Jun. 6, 2011

"two thumbs up! this dish is wonderful!!"

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cnymom
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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tankala13
Reviewed Apr. 9, 2011

"Loving It!!!"

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canucknicole
Reviewed Apr. 7, 2011

"We have picky eaters also and they loved it. The only thing I would change is to add some crushed chilies or hot sauce, we like spicy!"

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ktplowman
Reviewed Mar. 8, 2011

"We loved it! Only thing I would do is make more sauce (we like sauce), and maybe add parm cheese to the sauce too, but really it was great just as it is!!!"

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lert76
Reviewed Feb. 3, 2011

"I cut this receipe in half and actually only used 1 chicken breast. It made enough for two people. I also used freshly grated parmesian cheese. Yummy!"

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walkernovak
Reviewed Feb. 2, 2011

"This is AWESOME!!"

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ddigoy
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2011

"So so good! My whole family (even the picky eaters) loved it and several told me that I "had" to make it again."

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Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

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