This has to be one of my favorite dishes to order when we are out. It's something so simple to make, yet I rarely make it! That, however is going to change. For whatever reason I had just been craving this dish lately so I decided it was time to make it. I served this along side spaghetti. I normally make my own tomato sauce but wanted to use up what I had in the pantry so I just used a jar of store bought sauce. I love making my own sauce but usually make a huge pot of it and then store it in lots of containers in the freezer. I have been doing that for years. You can count on spaghetti and meatballs in my house once a week. Maybe it's a tradition I picked up from my grandma. We had this every Sunday and I do mean EVERY Sunday during my childhood!!! I never got tired of it then and still don't now!
Anyhow, this is one simple easy dish to make and it usually approved by the whole family!
6 boneless chicken breasts
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 cup breadcrumbs
2 teaspoons Italian seasoning or to taste
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder or to taste
1 large jar tomato sauce
salt and pepper to taste
Heat large skillet and add your olive oil. In a large bowl mix breadcrumbs with Italian seasonings, garlic, salt and pepper. Dip chicken cutlets into egg and then into breadcrumb mixture. Coat well. Cook on medium high heat for several minutes on each side till nicely browned. Using a 9 x 13 inch baking pan, coat bottom of pan with some of the tomato sauce. Arrange browned chicken on top of this and add about 2 tablespoons of sauce on top of each cutlet. Then top with generous amounts of mozzarella. This will melt down somewhat so make sure cheese looks stacked on top of cutlet. Top with freshly grated parmesan cheese and bake in 350 degree oven for approximately 1/2 hour uncovered. Remove from oven and let stand for several minutes and add more parmesan cheese, if desired.