Bobby Flay shares his recipe for Chicken Parmigiana. He begins by placing a skinless boneless chicken breast in plastic wrap and hitting it with a tenderizer to flatten it to about a half inch. He seasons the chicken with salt and pepper. Bobby explains that his “assembly line” station has a bowl each of all-purpose flour, beaten egg and panko breadcrumbs, all of which he’s seasoned with salt and pepper. He first coats the chicken in the flour, then the egg and finally the breadcrumbs. He adds oil to a pan and places the chicken in to saute until it’s brown and crisp on both sides. Once the chicken is browned, it’s placed on a sheet pan. Bobby covers it with tomato sauce, slices of fresh mozzarella, salt and pepper, and Parmesan cheese. He bakes it in the oven until the chicken is cooked through and the cheese is melted.
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.
Divide the oil between 2 large saute 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 the mozzarella, salt and pepper, and a tablespoon of Parmesan. Bake in the oven until the chicken is cooked through and the cheese is melted, about 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from the oven and garnish with basil or parsley leaves.
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.