Monday, January 25, 2010

Italia in Central Square

okay, so it's probably not all that authentic, but we love chicken parm! I'm still on a little bit of a comfort food kick (I swear, we'll get back to the gym soon....) but it poured all day in Boston, and I couldn't stop thinking about coming home and putting together this simple comfort food dish! We rounded out the indulgent meal with some garlic bread and a simple salad.

Chicken Parm

1 large chicken breast, pounded out very thin
1 egg, beaten
1/4 c floup
1/4 c bread crumbs
3 tbsps veg. oil
pasta of your choice (J prefers penne!)
sauce (I cheated this time and used the store-bought kind)
parmesean cheese

Put the egg, flour, and bread crumbs in separate dishes. Dip the chicken in the egg, flour, and then bread crumbs (covering evenly each time). Add the oil to a frying pan, and heat until it just barely begins to smoke. Turn the heat down just a little, and place the chicken in the skillet. Cook 5-8 minutes on each side, though this will depend on the thickness of the chicken breast.

Serve with the pasta, smothered in sauce and cheese.


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