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Tasty Mozzarella Chicken

 Tasty Mozzarella Chicken
This amazingly easy chicken dish is sure to be a family favorite after just one taste. Try tomato and basil spaghetti sauce, garlic and herb or whatever you have on hand. -Nancy Foust of Stoneboro, Pennsylvania
6 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2/3 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1 envelope onion soup mix
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (5 ounces each)
  • 1-1/2 cups spaghetti sauce
  • 1 can (7 ounces) mushroom stems and pieces, drained
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Directions

  • In a shallow bowl, beat egg and water. In another shallow bowl,
  • combine the bread crumbs, soup mix and pepper. Dip chicken in egg
  • mixture, then coat with crumb mixture.
  • Place in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at
  • 400° for 22-25 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads
  • 170°.
  • In a small bowl, combine spaghetti sauce and mushrooms; spoon over
  • chicken. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake 5-7 minutes longer or until
  • sauce is bubbly and cheese is melted. Yield: 6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 chicken breast half equals 302 calories, 9 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 102 mg cholesterol, 924 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 37 g protein.

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Wine: Medium-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.