4 individual chicken breasts (boneless and skinless)
1 cup flour with a pinch of salt and pepper added
2 tablespoons water
1 cup bread crumbs
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons olive oil
8 oz. Mozzarella cheese, sliced
1 1/2 cups Basic Tomato Sauce
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Pound the chicken breasts with a meat mallet until they are approximately 1/4 â€“ 1/2 inch thick.
Whisk the eggs and water together in one bowl and stir the Parmesan cheese into the breadcrumbs in another bowl.
Keeping one had for dry ingredients and the other for wet ingredients, dredge the breasts in the flour coating both sides, then the egg/water mixture, and then the parmesan/breadcrumb mixture.
SautÃ© the breasts in the olive oil for one minute on each side in an ovenproof sautÃ© pan until the breasts are golden brown. Donâ€™t over crowd the pan or your chicken breasts will steam and not sautÃ© properly. (If you donâ€™t have an oven proof sautÃ© (frying) pan, sautÃ© in your pan and transfer to a casserole dish.
Remove from heat, cover the breasts with basic tomato sauce and top with slices of mozzarella.
Cook in oven until the chicken is done approximately 10 to 20 minutes depending on the thickness of the chicken breasts.
Remove from oven and serve.
I like to serve this dish with a side of spaghetti topped with some of my basic tomato sauce. A glass of Chianti goes great with this dish. Enjoy. RG