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I found this recipe on the She Knows website. There is a somewhat long list of ingredients for the sauce, but you just zap it all in the blender or food processor and then pour it into a saucepan to cook while prepping the chicken.
For the Mexican red sauce
- 24 ounces canned chopped tomatoes or 24 ounces jarred tomato puree
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 3 large garlic cloves, smashed
- handful fresh cilantro, rinsed well to get rid of any sand
- 2 tablespoons chili powder
- 1 tablespoon cumin
- 2 teaspoons paprika
- 2 serrano peppers or 2 jalapeno peppers, pulp and seeds removed, chopped
- 1 lime, juice of
- 1 tablespoon tomato paste
- 1⁄4 cup olive oil
- 1⁄4 cup water
- kosher salt and fresh cracked black pepper
For the Mexican chicken Parm
- 2 lbs chicken breasts, pounded thin (4-6 breasts)
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 3 eggs, beaten
- 2 cups panko breadcrumbs
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 2 teaspoons chili powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 cup vegetable oil (divided 1/2 and 1/2) or 1 cup canola oil (divided 1/2 and 1/2)
- kosher salt and pepper
- 8 ounces mexican-style shredded cheese
- 1 cup green onion, chopped
- sour cream and your favorite Mexican rice (optional)
- Prepare the Mexican red sauce:.
- Add the first 10 ingredients to a large food possessor and puree until well combined. Add pureed sauce to a medium-size pot equipped with a lid. Stir in olive oil and water and turn on the heat to medium. Bring sauce to a light boil. Once boiling, turn down the heat to low/simmer, cover and cook sauce 10-15 minutes. Turn off heat, stir, salt and pepper to taste.
- Prepare the chicken:.
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- Set out 3 shallow bowls on your counter top. Place flour in one, beaten eggs in the second and panko, garlic powder, chili powder, onion powder, cumin and paprika in the third.
- Place a large frying on your stove top. Place 1/2 cup of oil in the pan and heat over medium heat. Salt and pepper your chicken.
- In batches, dredge pounded chicken breasts in flour (shaking off excess), dip in the egg, then coat in the panko mixture.
- Place coated chicken in frying pan and fry, flipping once, until lightly browned on each side, about 2 minutes per side. (Add the additional 1/2 cup of oil midway through frying to continue cooking the chicken -- just be sure to allow the oil to heat up again before adding the second batch of chicken.).
- Once all the chicken is fried, place chicken in a roasting pan, cover with desired amount of prepared Mexican red sauce, top with desired amount of cheese and place in the preheated oven about 5-10 minutes (depending on thickness of chicken).
- Remove from the oven and serve Mexican-style chicken Parm over Mexican rice, top with chopped green onion, sour cream and tortillas on the side if desired.