Sicilian Chicken Parmesan

Recipe by CulinaryQueen
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READY IN: 1hr 15mins
SERVES: 6-8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Carefully slice each chicken breast horizontally. Don't worry if they're not perfect or if one half comes out real thin as you slice each one. Believe me, no one will notice.
  • Mix the breadcrumbs and 1/2 cup Parmesan in a shallow dish. Have the beaten eggs in another shallow dish.
  • Heat a heavy skillet over medium heat.
  • Dip each chicken breast into the egg, allowing excess to drip off, and then into the breadcrumb mixture, covering both sides. Place chicken onto a clean plate. Do this with all the chicken before starting to cook them.
  • Preheat oven to 350F/180°C.
  • Pour about 3-4 tablespoons olive oil into the pan and let it get hot. Fry the chicken about 2-3 minutes each side and transfer to a plate. Add more oil to pan as needed.
  • Ladle the tomato sauce (about 1 cup) into the baking dish to cover the bottom. Put the chicken breasts into the dish in a single layer or slightly overlapping.
  • Layer the parma ham over the chicken at this point, if using.
  • Ladle more tomato sauce (about 1 cup) over the chicken. Sprinkle the grated mozzarella all over the chicken to cover, then sprinkle the 1/4 cup grated parmesan.
  • Bake for 30-45 minutes, or until cheese has melted and become slightly golden in color.
  • Serve with pasta,remaining tomato sauce, a crusty loaf of bread and salad.
  • Enjoy!
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