Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Mozzarella Marinara Chicken

This is a super fast easy recipe. I enjoyed it with a big mixed greens salad dressed with just extra virgin olive oil and vinegar.

Plastic Wrap
1 Chicken Breast
2 Tbsp Flour
1 Tbsp Olive Oil

1/4 c. Marinara Sauce
1 oz. Mozzarella 
(optional - 2 slices of salami, pepperoni, capocollo, sopressata or any Italian deli meat you may like)

Heat a pan on medium high heat. 

Place the chicken breast between 2 pieces of plastic wrap. Pound it to 3/4 inch thin. I use a rolling pin but you can also use a meat pounder or another pan. (Don't use the one you are heating!)

On a plate, add about 2 tablespoons of flour mixed with salt and pepper. Coat the chicken you have pounded out with the flour mixture and shake off any extra flour.
In the hot pan, add the olive oil.  Once the oil is hot, cook the chicken in the pan for about 10-12 minutes, flipping it over half way through. Cook until the chicken is done and nicely browned. 

Spray a small dish with non-stick spray. Add the cooked chicken. Top the chicken with the marinara. If you are using a few slices of Italian deli meat, add it next. Lastly, top the chicken with mozzarella cheese. 

Place the chicken under your broiler for about 5 minutes. DON'T WALK AWAY. Your broiler may only take 2 minutes. I use my toaster oven's broiler so it takes longer than a conventional oven.

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