Archive | September, 2011

Chicken Parmesan

23 Sep

O boy – it’s been quite a while.

Long story short, I got a really kick-ass job, have been working my tail off and haven’t had a second to get on here to post my latest projects. But YES i have been cooking!!

I was craving chicken parm and wanted to try something a little different than what i was used to from home.

I had this awesome sauce from Newman’s Own called Sockarooni Sauce and it has mushrooms, onions, peppers… etc etc in it and i was like ok… DONE. Break out the chicken, some breadcrumbs, get the sauce, some grated mozzarella and lets begin.

Ingredients (for 2):
2 large boneless skinless thinly cut chicken breasts
Italian Breadcrumbs
1 Egg
Salt and Pepper
Oil
1/2 a white onion, chopped
2 cloves of garlic, minced
3/4 cup of red wine
tomato sauce (your choice!)
a pinch of sugar
1 cup of grated parmesan cheese
1 cup of grated mozzarella cheese
linguine pasta, amt to your liking
chopped fresh basil! if you have it

Instructions:
If the chicken isnt thin enough, beat it. Salt and Pepper both sides LIGHTLY -Make chicken cutlets normally, i usually have a bowl with 1 mixed egg in it and a tiny bit of milk to dip the chicken into. The pattern is chicken into egg mixture, then dipped into breadcrumbs on both sides, then put onto a skillet on medium heat to cook on both sides. Set the chicken aside after they are done and look like cutlets. Cook the pasta.

After you have chopped up the onion and garlic, brown them in the same skillet that you made the chicken on so it picks up that flavor from the pan… let the garlic and onion brown and then pour the wine in. let it reduce a bit and bubble up, then add the tomato sauce to the pan. let it cook for a few minutes and bubble up then add the pinch of sugar and the fresh basil if you have it. use the salt and pepper now by adding the amount to how you like it into the sauce. add some parmesan if you want!

finally, put the chicken into the sauce. riiiight on top. yep. then cover it with the mozzarella cheese and a little bit of parmesan cheese. Cover the pan, and let it simmer for a few minutes. the cheese will melt and look really delicious. When you’re ready – put some pasta into a plate, cover it with some of the sauce, then top it with the pretty chicken parm! and bam – perfection

-M

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