Zesty Mozzarella Chicken Recipe
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Zesty Mozzarella Chicken Recipe

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This moist chicken tastes terrific topped with a zesty tomato sauce and cheese. It's speedy enough for a weekday meal, yet impressive enough for guests.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 egg white, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon each salt, pepper, garlic powder, cayenne pepper and dried oregano
  • 8 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 405 calories, 17 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 135 mg cholesterol, 702 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 44 g protein.


  1. In a shallow bowl, combine egg white and milk. In another shallow bowl, combine the bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese and seasonings. Dip each chicken breast in the egg white mixture, then in the crumb mixture.
  2. In a large skillet; cook chicken on both sides in butter until chicken is golden brown and crispy and juices run clear. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Remove from the heat and cover for 2-3 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine tomato sauce and basil; cook until heated through. Serve with chicken. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Zesty Mozzarella Chicken in Country Woman January/February 1994, p37

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 Mar. 13, 2008

"I thought the tomato-basil sauce was bland and would suggest more seasoning."

Reviewed Mar. 3, 2008

"The tomato-basil sauce is very bitter - I would recommend using either a pre-made seasoned tomato sauce or adding sugar to the sauce."

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