Friday, April 5, 2013

Chicken Parmesan

    2 (8 oz) boneless, skinless chicken breasts, trimmed, halved horizontally (making 4 pieces)  and pounded to 1/2-inch thick
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 T of dried hidden valley ranch dressing 
  • 1 t of Tony Chachere's 
  • 1/2 C Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 cup Italian bread crumbs
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • **** mix all the seasoning together 

  • 4 Tbsp extra virgin olive pan fry the chicken 

  • *sprinkle each side of the chicken cutlet lightly with the seasoning. Let stand at room temperature 20 minutes. Adjust oven rack 4-inches from broiler element and preheat broiler.
  • In a shallow dish, whisk the egg until smooth. In a separate shallow dish, toss together Parmesan cheese and Italian bread crumbs. Pat chicken dry with paper towels. Working with 1 chicken cutlet at a time, dredge chicken in egg mixture coating both sides and allowing excess to run off, then immediately transfer to Parmesan mixture and coat both sides with mixture, while pressing gently to allow crumbs to adhere. Transfer chicken to a plate and repeat process with remaining chicken cutlets. Pour oil into a  non-stick skillet and heat over medium-high heat. Once oil is hot, add 4 coated chicken cutlets and fry without moving them until bottom is crispy and golden brown, about 1 1/2 - 2 minutes, then using metal tongs rotate to opposite side and cook until golden brown, about 1 1/2 - 2 minutes longer. Transfer fried chicken to a large plate lined with paper towels to drain. Repeat process with remaining 2 pieces of chicken.

Alfredo Sauce:

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
2 cups heavy cream
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon (1 clove) minced garlic
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

 Boil and drain pasta as directed on package. Melt butter in medium saucepan over medium heat. Add minced garlic with the butter and saute until tender. Add cream, garlic powder, and pepper. Simmer, uncovered, for 10 to 12 minutes or until thick, stirring frequently. When sauce has reached desired consistency, stir in Parmesan cheese. Add broccoli in the sauce and stir. Add in Pasta and toss. Sprinkle top with parmesan cheese.
Cut up chicken and lay on top or set on side 

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