Prep 30 mins
Cook 20 mins
This is a very quick and easy 'Dinner Party' recipe which over the years I have frequently used and one that many of our friends seem to rate very highly.It can be prepared in advance and easily re-heated. The preparation time includes the time it takes to coat the chicken and to make the sauce.
- 6 chicken fillets
- 1 can tomatoes
- 2 tablespoons tomato paste
- 2 cloves garlic, crushed (more or less according to taste!)
- 1⁄2-1 teaspoon dried basil
- 1⁄2-3⁄4 cup white wine
- 1⁄4-1⁄2 water
- 6 slices mozzarella cheese
- olive oil or butter (for frying chicken)
- Coat the chicken fillets with beaten egg (well seasoned), and bread crumbs.
- Repeat this process (coating each fillet twice).
- Fry the crumbed chicken gently in oil or butter, or in mixture of both, until golden on both sides.
- Drain on absorbent kitchen paper towels and place in baking dish in a single layer.
- Meanwhile, empty can of tomatoes (including juice) into a saucepan.
- Press down with a potato masher (or similar) to break up the pieces of tomato.
- Add tomato paste, crushed garlic, herbs, wine and water.
- Simmer gently for about 10 minutes- until reduced to a rich sauce.
- Place spoonfuls over each fillet, ensuring that you reserve a couple of tablespoons of the sauce for serving.
- Place a thick slice of Mozzarella cheese on each portion and bake in moderate oven for about 20 minutes' Add a little water to the remaining tomato sauce-creating a small amount of thin tomato'gravy'.
- Serve with boiled and buttered noodles and vegetables such as zuccinnis and carrots or a crisp salad.
- A VARIATION to this easy recipe is to use chicken breasts instead of fillets and making a slit through the centre of each one, stuff with a mixture made up of cooked and chopped spinach, finely chopped onion and crumbled Feta cheese.
WOW!!!!! This was Delicious and Easy!!!!!The sauce was amazing!!! Next time I might add just a pinch of sugar to the sauce. I didn't have bread crumbs and used dry stuffing, this added a nice added flavor. I also added 1/2lb of boiled ham on top of the chicken fillets before adding the cheese. Definite Keeper!!!!!!!
Easy and very good. I agree with the previous review about adding sugar to the sauce--which I did. I also added chopped onion, oregano, basil, and pepper for more flavor.
This was easy to make. We just didn't enjoy what the tomato sauce did to the crispy-ness of the chicken. The crunchy coating was fantastic. Next time, we will place the chicken on top of the sauce instead. Other than that, this was great.