1-1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless Chicken Breasts
3/4 cup Flour
1 tablespoon Water
3/4 cup Seasoned Bread Crumbs
2 cups Marinara Sauce
1 32 ounce can San Marzano Crushed Tomatoes
3 Garlic Cloves
1 tablespoon Olive Oil
I made my own tomato sauce for this recipe.
The recipe calls for 2 cups of Marinara sauce, and my family
loves the sauce I make, and it's so simple!
Let's make the sauce first.
Chop your three cloves of garlic.
Place one tablespoon of olive oil in your pot,
and add the chopped garlic.
Let it cook until light brown.
Add your can of crushed tomatoes.
Let cook for 20 minutes on medium low.
Stir a couple of times.
Let your sauce sit on low while you prep your chicken.
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
We need to pound out the chicken, and make it a little thinner.
Cut a piece of wax paper, fold it in half, and place your first piece
of chicken on the wax paper.
Fold wax paper over the chicken.
I could not find my meat mallet, so I used a can to
pound out the chicken. I pounded from the center, out,
just flattening the chicken a little.
Now, lets put together our assembly line.
Make an egg wash by adding the 1 tablespoon of water
to the two eggs.
Place the flour, salt and pepper in a bowl.
I try not to use salt, if I can avoid it, so I substituted
garlic powder for the salt.
It worked out great and was delicious!
Place your seasoned bread crumbs in a bowl, or on a plate.
Take a piece of chicken, and dip it in the flour.
then coat the piece of chicken by dipping it in the egg,
and finally in the bread crumbs.
Continue to do this with all of your pieces.
Heat a frying pan with some olive oil,
and when it becomes hot,
add your piece of chicken.
This is totally optional, but I wanted to make the marinara
smooth, so while the chicken was frying, I put the
sauce in the blender, and pureed.
Use a 9" X 13" oven safe pan.
Spray the bottom with pan spray.
Spoon 2-3 spoonfuls of sauce in the bottom of the pan.
Add your chicken pieces on top of the sauce.
I left one piece plain and it was delicious.
Spoon some of the sauce onto your
pieces of chicken.
Sprinkle the mozzarella and Parmesan on top of the sauce.
Bake for 5-7 minutes.
Cook your pasta.
Place the pasta on your plate, top with sauce,
and top with your chicken.
Serve with garlic bread!
Thanks Amy, for a delicious dish that is quickly
becoming a family favorite!