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Chicken Parmesan

Chicken Parmesan

Chicken Parmesan

Plan Ahead: Prepare the chicken ahead of time and save a few minutes.

½ pound spaghetti, cooked

    2 teaspoons salt

      4 small boneless/skinless chicken breasts, flattened

        1 egg, beaten

          1 cup homemade bread crumbs using 2 pieces of white sandwich bread

            ½ teaspoon Italian seasoning

              2 Tablespoons unsalted butter

                1¾ cups homemade marinara or store bought spaghetti sauce, without meat

                  ½ cup pasta water, or more

                    ½ cup Mozzarella cheese, grated

                      1 Tablespoon fresh Parmesan cheese, grated

                        Boil 5 quarts of water in a large pot. Add 2

                        1. teaspoons salt and spaghetti. Cook about 10
                        2. min. or until tender. Drain. Set aside. Save ½
                        3. cup pasta water plus extra if needed.

                        Wipe off the chicken with a wet paper towel.

                        1. Using the palm of your hand, flatten the chicken
                        2. to even thickness or use a mallet and put
                        3. chicken between 2 pieces of plastic to flatten
                        4. to about ½ inch thick.

                        Beat the egg in a shallow dish. In a food

                        1. processor or blender process the bread until
                        2. crumbs. Place in a shallow dish and stir in the
                        3. Italian seasoning. Dip chicken into egg, then
                        4. in crumbs to coat.

                        In a large fry pan over medium heat, melt the

                        1. butter. Brown the chicken on both sides.
                        2. Add the spaghetti sauce and ½ cup pasta water.
                        3. Reduce the heat to low; cover and simmer for
                        4. 10 min. Sprinkle both cheeses on top. Cover
                        5. and simmer again for 5 min. or until the cheese
                        6. melts. If sauce is too thick, add more pasta
                        7. water. Serve over drained hot spaghetti.
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