Chicken Parmesan

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Chicken Parmesan

Plan Ahead: Prepare the chicken ahead of time and save a few minutes.
Time: Less than 30 minutes
Servings 4 People

Ingredients

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

                        Instructions

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

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

                        Wipe off the chicken with a wet paper towel.

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

                        Beat the egg in a shallow dish. In a food

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

                        In a large fry pan over medium heat, melt the

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

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