Easy Italian Mozzarella Chicken Recipe

I’m always looking for ways to eat chicken that are a) tasty; b) healthful; and c) not grilled chicken breast.  To be honest, chicken breast is probably my least favorite cut – I’m a thigh girl.  But sometimes they’re on sale – or that’s what you have – so here’s a great recipe to transform a dry, boring chicken breast into a yummy dinner.

This is a fairly healthy recipe – using Wheaties or bran cereal like AllBran creates a crisp coating that is complimented with some spices – yum!

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Easy Italian Mozzarella Chicken Recipe

Author Marge Hartman

Ingredients

  • 2-3 ea chicken breasts flattened to 1/2thick
  • 1 C crushed Wheaties or high fiber bran cereal
  • 1.5 tsp Italian Seasoning
  • .25 tsp salt
  • .5 tsp garlic powder
  • .5 tsp onion powder
  • .5 C canned Italian flavored diced tomatoes
  • .5 C egg substitute or 2 eggs beaten with 1 tea. water
  • .75 C Mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • parsley flakes or other green garnish

Instructions

  1. In a blender or food processor grind cereal into crumbs. Transfer to a wide bowl
  2. Mix Italian seasoning, salt, 1/4 tea. garlic powder, 1/4 tea. onion powder into cereal crumbs.
  3. In a small bowl, mix tomato sauce with remaining garlic powder and onion powder. Add more Italian seasoning if you like it to have a stronger flavor.
  4. Dredge flattened chicken beasts in eggs on both sides and then into coating on both side.
  5. Lay coated chicken into a large medium hot skillet with olive oil.
  6. Cook chicken breast for 4 minutes per side or until juices run clear.
  7. Evenly spread the tomato sauce over each chicken breast still in the skillet.
  8. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese evenly.
  9. Sprinkle with parsley or other garnish.
  10. Cover and cook until cheese is melted.
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