|Tomatoes preserved from our garden, fresh onion, garlic, and parsley make this a chocked full of flavor main dish.|
So here I was, what to do with my chicken as not to waste it!! If I would have had fresh spinach on hand I would have gone a different direction but alas.....no spinach. Here is what evolved from what I rustled up!!
1-2 T. olive oil
1 large chopped onion
8 cloves of garlic chopped
1/3 C. dry red wine (I used Merlot use whatever YOU like.)
3-4 C. peeled, cored, and seeded tomatoes thawed from the freezer (last bag!)
1/4 C rough chop parsley
1 t. salt
1/2 t. freshly ground black pepper
a good shake of Parmesan cheese
Heat the oil and saute the onions in a large skillet for about4-5 minutes until golden. Add the garlic and wine and cook until the liquid is reduced. Stir in the tomatoes, parsley, salt, pepper, and a generous shake of cheese. Reduce heat to simmer and proceed to the chicken.
2 skinless boneless chicken breasts ( If your chicken has not been tenderized, pound it between layers of plastic to a thickness of about 1/4".)
1/2 C. flour
1/2 t. salt
good pinch of freshly ground black pepper
1-2 T. water
2/3 C. dry pread crumbs or panko crumbs
1/3 C. Parmesan cheese plus more for the topping
Set up an assembly line using flat shallow dishes as follows: Dish 1. Combine flour, salt, and pepper. Dish 2. Beat together in a pie plate the egg and water. Dish 3. Mix the crumbs and cheese.
Dip the chicken on both sides in the flour, then the eggs, and lastly the crumbs. Saute the chicken in the hot oil on both sides for 2-3 minutes per side until golden. Add more oil if needed and adjust the heat as needed. Remove the chicken and set aside.
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
Butter a glass baking dish just large enough for the chicken pieces to set side by side. Spoon half of the sauce across the bottom of the dish then place the chicken atop the sauce. Spoon the remainder of the sauce over the chicken and top generously with additional cheese. Bake for 30 minutes and serve over angel hair pasta cooked al dente. Add a vegetable or side salad and it's dinner. I hope you like this as much as we did, in my daughter-in-laws words it is a do-over!! and over and over....