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Chicken Parmesan

Chicken Parmesan over pasta makes me comfortable and happy.  Today I delivered it to a friend with hopes it does the same for her :) 

Chicken breasts, lightly breaded, pan browned, topped with a basic tomato sauce, mozzarella & Parmesan cheese.  Easy comfort.

Chicken Parmesan
Chicken Parmesan

Chicken Parmesan

Libby with Lemony Thyme
Chicken Parmesan will make you comfortable and happy.

Ingredients
  

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts pounded to 1/2″ thickness
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1/2 cup Italian bread crumbs combined with
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 2 Tbl. olive oil
  • 3 cups basic tomato sauce
  • 8 oz. fresh mozzarella cheese sliced
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Linguini or other favorite pasta
  • Fresh chopped basil leaves

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Dip each pounded chicken breasts into flour, then egg, then crumbs.
  • Heat olive oil in skillet over med. heat.
  • Lightly brown each chicken piece, about 1-2 minutes per side.
  • Place browned pieces in a bakind dish.
  • Top each breast with 1/2 cup tomato sauce, reserving 1 cup for pasta.
  • Top each breast with sliced mozzarella and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 15 – 20 minutes, until chicken is cooked through and cheese has melted.
  • Serve over pasta with fresh basil.

Notes

This dish is best served hot from the oven.