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12-13-13 very good, prettry easy, i made it easier
used 1 large breast cut hozintaaly and pounded
used panko for breading
used dried basil
used half bottle marinara sauce
This meal is perfect for two heavy eaters, or two and some leftovers. If you wanted to make more, Id suggest doubling the chicken and maybe finishing it off in a baking dish instead of trying to cram everyone in the same skillet.


2 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
1 day-old baguette
2 tbs extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 cup parmesan cheese, grated
1/4 cup plus 2 tbs finely chopped fresh basil
Salt and pepper
1 15oz can tomato puree
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 teas red pepper flakes
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese


Take out some workday frustration and pound the chicken between two sheets of plastic or in a heavy duty bag to 1/4? 1/2? thick.
Dice the baguette into cubes, and place in a food processor a few at a time with the motor running to make coarse crumbs. You want about 1 1/4 cups total when all said and done.
In a large ovenproof nonstick skillet, heat 1 tbs olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the breadcrumbs and toast, about 3 minutes, stirring. Add 2 tbs parmesan cheese and cook 1 minute longer. Transfer to a plate or bowl and stir in the 2 tbs of the basil.
Preheat the broiler.
Return the skillet to the cook top and add the remaining olive oil. Season the chicken with 1/4 teas salt and pepper. Add the chicken to the skillet and cook until golden and cooked through, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Transfer to another plate.
Return the skillet to the cook top and add the tomato puree, fill the can with water and add it to the skillet as well. Add the garlic, red pepper flakes, and 1 tbs of parmesan. Stir to combine. Reduce the heat to medium / medium-low and simmer, stirring as needed until the sauce has thickened, 10 minutes. Stir in the remaining basil and season with salt and pepper as needed.
Add the chicken back to the skillet and turn to coat. Top with remaining parmesan cheese and some of the bread crumbs. Spread the mozzarella cheese on top and the rest of the bread crumbs. Place under the broiler until the cheese has melted, 1 to 2 minutes.


Food Network Magazine March 2013

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