Hello delicious. This recipe tastes like a million bucks - and it tastes like you slaved in the kitchen for hours (because you did!) and it is worth it! If you like chicken Parmesan then give this a try when you are feeling especially ambitious. Make sure that you have made your Traditional Italian Tomato Sauce before hand.
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
2 C. milk
4 C. flour
6 large eggs, beaten
6 c. unseasoned, dried bread crumbs
pinch of salt
freshly ground black pepper
4 T. unsalted butter (not margarine)
1/2 C. extra virgin olive oil
2 C. traditional Italian tomato sauce
1/2 lb fresh mozzarella, slices into 1.8" thick medallions
Trim the chicken of fatty pieces, and cut in half lengthwise - making 2 servings. using a meat tenderizer or a heavy skillet, pound the chicken between 2 sheets of plastic wrap until flat, about 1/4 inch thick. Place the milk, four, eggs and bread crumbs in 4 separate shallow dishes. Season the eggs with a pinch of salt and a dash of pepper. Dip each breast in the following order: milk, flour (shake off excess), eggs, bread crumbs (pressing firmly into bread crumbs).
In a large skillet melt the butter with the olive oil over medium-high heat until sizzling. Arrange the chicken breast in the pan without over crowding. cooking in batches. Reduce the heat and cook until golden brown n both sides and juices run clear, about 7 minutes per side (do not flip the chicken more than needed, this will cause the crust to break and fall off). Place the cooked chicken breasts on a cooling rack on top of a cookie sheet in a warm oven to keep warm while the other chicken is cooking.
When all the chicken is cooked, place 1/2 c. of the tomato sauce in the bottom of a 9x13 baking dish. add cooked breasts to the dish, cover with tomato sauce, place sliced mozzarella cheese on top of chicken and broil until cheese is melted and golden brown, about 5 minutes. Serve over angel hair or linguine pasta.
Note: I do not recommend the "precious" brand mozzarella cheese. It has a very bitter flavor, which is very unfortunate. Mozzarella cheese should almost be sweet. I recommend getting it from the deli section (not behind the counter, but over by the fancy cheeses) or even Costco sells fresh mozzarella that is delicious and it comes in a 2 pack.