Back to the Basics tonight with a
classic Italian dish - Chicken Parmesan.
I don't really use a recipe for this dish so
let me tell you how I make Chicken Parmesan.
I take chicken breast and using a meat tenderizer
I pound the chicken out until it is thin.
Then I dip the chicken in an egg/ milk mixture
and next into Italian Breadcrumbs that have
a little extra parmesan cheese and basil added
into them because those are the flavors I really like.
After that I cook the chicken in a frying pan with a
little oil. Not too long just enough to cook the outside.
In a medium baking dish a add a little sauce. Luckily this
time I had a little tomato, pepper pasta sauce I made a few
weeks earlier and placed in the freezer for a moment like this.
After I put the sauce on the bottom of the pan, I add the
breaded chicken. Then my secret is I add a little ricotta
cheese and mozzarella on top of the chicken. I also sprinkle
a little fresh basil on top and of course a tad more sauce.
Next, it goes into the oven to bake at 375 for about 30 minutes
or until the cheese is melted and the sauce is bubbling.