Chicken breasts sautéed and covered with a tomato sauce.
Most people think of this recipe as quintessential Italian, but they would be hard pressed to find such a dish in Italy. I ate my first «chicken parmesan» during my first trip to North America. Since then I have developed my own version, which I am happy to share with you.
|2||chicken breasts, boneless, skinless, cut into thin cutlets||600 g|
|2||eggs size large|
|3 tbsp||Parmesan cheese, grated||9 g|
|3 tbsp||bread crumbs||24 g|
|1 2/3 cup||My Mother's Tomato Sauce||420 mL|
|6||bocconcini / fresh mozzarella||340 g|
|1/4 cup||canola oil||65 mL|
|plastic wrap, to flatten the cutlets|
|ground pepper to taste [optional]|
Before you start
Keep the serving plates warm on the stove while you're preparing the dish.
- Spread the tomato sauce into the bottom of a baking dish.
- Slice each breast horizontally into thin cutlets. Flatten the cutlets between 2 plastic films and tenderize them, using a meat pounder or a rolling pin.
- Prepare 2 shallow dishes for the egg and coating mixture: beat the egg in one, combine bread crumbs and grated Parmesan in the other. Dip one chicken cutlet at the time in the egg, let the excess egg drip off before coating the cutlet with the bread crumbs mixture. Turn the cutlets to coat both sides.
- Heat the oil in a skillet on medium heat. Sauté the chicken cutlets 3-4 min on each side, until golden. Add salt and pepper to taste. Transfer to the baking dish, placing them side by side on top of the tomato sauce. Top each cutlet with a thin slice of mozzarella.
- Preheat the broiler. Broil the cutlets about 10 cm from the heat source 6-8 min, until the cheese is melted and lightly browned in spots.
- Serve on the warmed plates.
The chicken cutlets can be frozen right after having been covered with the mozzarella slices and tomato sauce, and then individually wrapped. They can be broiled 15 min, taken directly from the freezer.
Nutrition Facts Table
per 1 serving (160g)
% Daily Value
Servings of Canada's Food Guide1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
|Vegetables and Fruits :||½||serving|
|Grain Products :||¼||serving|
|Milk and Alternatives :||1 ¼||servings|
|Meat and Alternatives :||1 ¼||servings|
ClaimsThis recipe is :
- Source of :
- Folacin, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Omega-3, Potassium, Selenium, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin D, Zinc
- Good source of :
- Calcium, Pantothenic Acid, Vitamin B12, Vitamin E, Vitamin K
- Excellent source of :
- Niacin, Phosphorus, Vitamin A, Vitamin B6
- Free :
- Added Sugar
- Diet-related health claims :
|Meat and Alternatives||4 ½|