Easy Chicken Parmesan

The real Chicken Parmesan (Parmigiana) is an amazingly delicious dish that requires us to first bread, and then brown the chicken before transferring to a baking dish to bake in a lovely tomato sauce and Parmesan cheese.

Easy Chicken Parmesan

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • Three boneless skinless, chicken breasts, pounded to one inch thick
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • salt & pepper
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 28 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 1 5.5 oz can no salt added tomato paste
  • 1 cup baby spinach leaves
  • 2 tbsp dried basil
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Heat an ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat with oil
  3. Season Chicken Breasts with salt & pepper on each side.
  4. Put chicken breasts, laid flat, in a zip lock bag, with air expressed, and zipped up.
  5. Using the flat side of a meat mallet, pound chicken breasts to an even thickness, starting in the thickest parts and working out. Pound to about a one inch even thickness
  6. Open ziplock bag and add flour. close up again and shake bag to coat chicken breasts.
  7. In a bowl, whisk together diced tomatoes, tomato paste, and basil
  8. Transfer chicken breasts to the heated skillet. Sear on each side for 2-3 minutes until crusty and golden on either side. Turn heat off skillet. Distribute spinach leaves over the chicken. Pour tomato mixture over the chicken.
  9. Evenly divide Parmesan cheese over each chicken breast.
  10. Put the skillet in the center of the oven and bake for 20 minutes or until chicken is cooked through, and cheese is melted and golden.
  11. Serve with hot pasta

Notes

Recipe source: thefoodblog
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