April 22, 2013

Chicken Parmesan

Your guests are going to come back to your house very soon after they try this recipe. So good!

servings: 5
time: 1h30m

5 chicken breasts fillet (about 1 inch thick)
salt to taste
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 eggs
2 cups plain bread crumbs
oil to fry
1 cup tomato sauce (caned or homemade)
mozzarella cheese

1 – Season chicken with salt and garlic.
2 – In a bowl, beat the eggs with a pinch of salt.
3 – Dip the fillets in the egg and then coat in the breadcrumbs.
4 – With the oil hot, fry the fillets until the crust is golden brown on both sides. Set aside.
5 – Spread a small ladle of tomato sauce in a big baking dish and place the chicken fillets.
6 – Add mozzarella on top of each fillet and add remaining sauce on the top.
7 – Bake at 350°F until the cheese is melted and the sauce begins to boil (about 10 to 15 minutes).

Tips and Options
  • For better tasty, season breadcrumbs with lemon zest, salt and thyme.
  • After coating the chicken on egg and crumbs, you can fry the fillets on two different ways: dipped fried (like french fries) or using a skillet. To do this, place 2 tablespoons of oil and fry both sides for about 2 minutes each.
  • Just before serving, sprinkle with parsley, chives or basil.
  • To make the dish less caloric, grill the chicken and then start follow the instructions from step 5.
  • Serve with white rice, mashed potatoes or pasta.

Original recipe (in Portuguese): Frango à parmegiana.

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