Crispy Italian Chicken Topped with Mozzarella

Crispy Italian Chicken Topped with Mozzarella

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"Crispy fried chicken tenderloins topped with a tomato-garlic-basil sauce and fresh mozzarella -- you can't beat fresh ingredients! Great with rice pilaf and a good green salad."

Ingredients

50 m servings 616 cals
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Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 616 kcal
  • 31%
  • Fat:
  • 25.9 g
  • 40%
  • Carbs:
  • 49.8g
  • 16%
  • Protein:
  • 50.2 g
  • 100%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 165 mg
  • 55%
  • Sodium:
  • 1148 mg
  • 46%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Whisk together the flour, 1 1/2 teaspoons of salt, 1 teaspoon of black pepper, and cayenne pepper in a bowl. In a separate shallow bowl, beat the egg. Place the panko crumbs into a third bowl.
  3. Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Dip each chicken tender into the seasoned flour, then into the egg; roll in panko crumbs. Pan fry the chicken tenders until golden brown on both sides, about 4 minutes per side. Transfer the chicken pieces to a baking sheet.
  4. Heat 2 more tablespoons of olive oil in a skillet over medium heat, and stir in the tomatoes, garlic, basil, onion, and a pinch of salt and black pepper. Reduce heat and simmer the tomato sauce until it starts to thicken, stirring often, about 10 minutes. Spoon about 1 tablespoon of sauce over each chicken piece; top with a half piece of mozzarella cheese.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until the cheese is melted and bubbly, 8 to 10 minutes.

Footnotes

  • Editor's Note
  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the breading ingredients. The actual amount of the breading consumed will vary.
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I submitted this recipe, and after reading one review about being poorly written, I must agree. I do start the sauce first and let it simmer while I am frying the chicken tenderloins. This all...

Made this for the Recipe Group and we enjoyed it. I do, however, think the recipe is poorly written and sort of backwards. Here’s the way I did it. I breaded my chicken ahead of time and didn...

We had this tonight for dinner and even have leftovers for a sandwich tomorrow. We felt this could have used a little more in the flavor department--like adding some herbs to the sauce mixture....