Italian Pan Seared Chicken Breasts

This dish is a simple and delicious weeknight meal, but check out these pics it looks very fancy and would be great to serve for friends!
It’s loaded with all your italian favorites, Parsley, Marinara Sauce, Pasta and Parmesan.  Which means tons of FLAVOR!
  • 4-6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 tablespoon water
  • 1 generous cup of Italian Breadcrumbs
  • Vegetable oil
  • Butter
  • Marinara Sauce
  • 1 cup of cooked Orzo Pasta
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons chopped Parsley
  • Grated Parmesan-Reggiano

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Spray a broiler pan with non-stick cooking spray.   Sprinkle both sides of chicken with salt and pepper.

Place breadcrumbs on plate, on another plate add egg and water and beat to blend.

Place each breast into egg mixture and coat both sides.  Then dredge into bread crumbs making sure to cover entire breast.

Heat large skillet over medium heat, add tablespoon of oil and tablespoon of butter, melt.  Place no more than two breasts at a time.  Cook for 2 minutes, or until crumbs are browned.  Flip and do the same to other side.  You are not cooking the breast, but browning the breadcrumbs.  This also creates a seal to keep juices in while baking.

Transfer each breast to your broiler pan.  When you have competed all breasts, transfer pan to middle rack of preheated oven and bake 45 minutes.

before baking

after baking

Cook Orzo according to directions.  Drain and add olive oil, salt and pepper, a tablespoon of butter and 2 tablespoons of chopped Parsley.

Place several spoonfuls of Marinara sauce on plate, top with cooked breast, top with Parmesan cheese and pinch of chopped Parsley.  Serve along Orzo Pasta and Veggies.

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Categories: Chicken Dish

Author:Amy Stafford

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