My new nephew is home from the hospital and doing well. One of the nicest things people did for me when I had my babies was to bring me a meal. I had four C-Sections so maneuvering through the house while sleep deprived proved difficult. So in the same spirit, I try to prepare a meal for anyone close to me who has a baby. I gave my brother a few choices and he chose Chicken Parmesan. I hadn't made it in a few years because we grew tired of it. But it sounded good so I made it for us too. It's pretty simple...I think you'll enjoy it. Ours was delicious!
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2 eggs, slightly beaten
Italian seasoned bread crumbs
Grated Parmesan cheese
1-2 cans Hunt's Spaghetti Sauce
4-8 slices (or 1 bag shredded) mozzarella cheese
Place chicken in a gallon-sized ziplock bag and seal. Pound with a mallet to flatten. Dip each piece of chicken in egg. Coat in a mixture of half bread crumbs and half Parmesan cheese. Brown each side in hot oil. Spoon spaghetti sauce in a baking dish, enough to cover the bottom. Place browned chicken on top and cover each piece with more sauce. Bake at 350 for 1 hour, turning every 20 minutes.
About 10 minutes before chicken is scheduled to be done, cover each piece with cheese and continue baking. Serve with a side of spaghetti, warm garlic bread, and a green salad.
-I cut each piece of chicken in half width-wise to create more manageable pieces of chicken.
-My recipe didn't specify if I should cover the chicken while baking. I think I usually do but this time I didn't. If you don't cover it, check it often to make sure it's not burning. Mine soaked up all the sauce on the bottom of the dish and I had to add more sauce when I turned it.
-Once I added the cheese, I turned on the broiler to get it nice and brown. (I did not burn myself this time!)