Zesty Mozzarella Chicken Recipe

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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.
MAKES:
6 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:
6 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 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
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese

Directions

In a shallow bowl, combine egg white and milk. In another bowl, combine the bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese and seasonings. Dip each chicken breast in the egg white mixture, then in the crumb mixture. Melt butter in a skillet; brown chicken on both sides until no longer pink and juices run clear. Meanwhile, heat tomato sauce and basil until warm. When chicken is done, sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Remove from the heat and cover for 2-3 minutes or until cheese melts. Serve with tomato-basil sauce. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Zesty Mozzarella Chicken in Country Woman January/February 1994, p37

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 405 calories, 17g fat (9g saturated fat), 135mg cholesterol, 702mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 44g protein.

  • 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
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese
  1. In a shallow bowl, combine egg white and milk. In another bowl, combine the bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese and seasonings. Dip each chicken breast in the egg white mixture, then in the crumb mixture. Melt butter in a skillet; brown chicken on both sides until no longer pink and juices run clear. Meanwhile, heat tomato sauce and basil until warm. When chicken is done, sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Remove from the heat and cover for 2-3 minutes or until cheese melts. Serve with tomato-basil sauce. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Zesty Mozzarella Chicken in Country Woman January/February 1994, p37

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ccrichey User ID: 2925645 10049
Reviewed Mar. 13, 2008

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

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pofigster User ID: 2841872 16329
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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