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Chicken Parma

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, pounded thin
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, seasoned with salt and pepper
  • 4 large eggs, beaten with 2 tablespoons water and seasoned with salt and pepper
  • 2 cups panko bread crumbs
  • 1 cup vegetable oil or pure olive oil
  • tomato sauce, recipe follows
  • 450 grams HAPPY VALLEY Mozzarella, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup HAPPY VALLEY Freshly Grated Parmesan
  • 1/4 cup HAPPY VALLEY Four Cheese blend
  • fresh basil or parsley leaves, for garnish
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TOMATO SAUCE:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large spanish onion, finely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, smashed with some kosher salt to make a paste
  • 2 (800 grams) cans plum tomatoes and their juices, pureed in a blender
  • 1 (450 grams) can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 small can tomato paste
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 small bunch Italian parsley
  • 1 cubano chilce pepper, chopped
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper

VEGETABLE SALAD for SIDE DISH:

  • small lettuce cut into cubes
  • 2 pcs tomato cut into 4 pcs
  • 1 small red pepper
  • 1 cucumber cut into cubes
  • 1 radishes cut

PROCEDURE:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

  2. Season chicken on both sides with salt and pepper. Dredge each breast in the flour and tap off excess, then dip in the egg and let excess drip off, then dredge on both sides in the bread crumbs.

  3. Divide the oil between 2 large sauté pans and heat over high heat until almost smoking. Add 2 chicken breasts to each pan and cook until golden brown on both sides, about 2 minutes per side. Transfer to a baking sheet and top each breast with some Tomato Sauce, a few slices of mozzarella cheese, salt and pepper, and a tablespoon of HAPPY VALEY Grated Parmesan and HAPPY VALLEY Four Cheese blend. Bake in the oven until the chicken is cooked through and the HAPPY VALLEY Cheeses are melted, about 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from the oven and garnish with basil or parsley leaves with vegetable salad.

TOMATO SAUCE:

  1. 1. Heat olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add onions and garlic and cook until soft. Add pureed tomatoes with their juices, crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, 1 cup water, bay leaf, parsley, Cubano pepper, and bring to a boil. Season, to taste, with salt and pepper. Reduce heat and cook until slightly thickened, about 30 minutes.