Chicken Parmesan with Mushroom Rosemary Sauce and Steamed Broccoli

"This is an entry in the Ready, Set Cook contest of June 2002. I wanted to try a different sauce to serve with polenta instead of the usual tomato sauce. So here goes...."
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  • Chicken Parmesan: Combine breadcrumbs, cheese and parsley.
  • Melt butter in saucepan, add crushed garlic, Worcestershire sauce and dry mustard.
  • Mix well.
  • Dip chicken fillets in butter mixture and place in shallow ovenproof dish.
  • Press crumb mixture on top of each fillet.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 180°C for 20 to 25 minutes or until the juices of the chicken run clear when pierced with a toothpick.
  • Do not over cook the chicken.
  • Polenta: Cut refrigerated polenta in triangles.
  • Toss triangles in flour; shake away excess flour.
  • Deep-fry polenta in hot oil until browned; drain on absorbent paper.
  • Set aside on a plate and keep warm.
  • Mushroom rosemary sauce: Heat butter in large saucepan; cook mushrooms and rosemary, stirring, 2 minutes.
  • Add remaining ingredients; cook, stirring, until mushrooms are soft.
  • Broccoli: Cut broccoli into flowerets and steam until just tender.
  • Then into a bowl with the steamed broccoli toss in the knob of butter salt and pepper to taste and lemon juice.
  • Combine well.
  • Plate up: Place a triangle of deep fried polenta on a plate.
  • Layer a piece of Chicken Parmesan on the polenta and drizzle the Mushroom Rosemary sauce over the chicken and polenta.
  • And finally add the steam broccoli.
  • Serve immediately.

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  1. Wing-Man
    This meal turned out really wonderful despite the not so clear instructions. More detail is appreciated. I used boneless skinless thighs and less than 400 g of button mushrooms and dried herbs since that is what was on hand. Served the chicken over a bed of spinach cous cous since I was out of polenta/grits. Will make again and can't wait to eat the leftovers.
  2. melmaddie
    My DH made this tonight for me and it was wonderful. We used oyster and shiitake mushrooms, but omitted the polenta. Sauce had a great flavor. We will definetly make this one again! Thanks
  3. Alskann
    Outstanding! Great flavors, delicious and satisfying. My family all gave this a thumbs up. The sauce is flavorful and really complements the polenta and chicken. I mixed the broccoli into the sauce right before serving. It worked out great. Thanks for posting this recipe. Its a keeper. I'm only sorry that I forgot to take a picture. Next time!


<p>I live on the east coast of Australia. I am a proud descendant of two Aboriginal tribes. <br /><br />I spent my early childhood in Western Queensland and the Northern Territory. My mother was employed as a cook on various cattle and sheep stations. Through my mother I learnt to love and enjoy cooking fresh food. <br /><br />Last September, 2003, I had the pleasure of meeting JenT, Jewelies, their respective DHs and Jewelies? gorgeous daughter who was a treat to meet. One day, I hope I can go to New Zealand to visit JenT?s homeland. <br /><br />I enjoy reading cookbooks for cover to cover. My goal is to cook all the recipes I have collected in my Zaar cookbook.</p>
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