Recipe courtesy of Italian Express Pizzeria

Chicken Parmigiano and Ravioli

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  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 3 hr 20 min
  • Active: 1 hr 10 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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Ingredients

1/4 cup plus 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

1/2 cup chopped white onion 

2 garlic cloves, minced 

Two 28-ounce cans ground peeled tomatoes 

1/4 cup chopped fresh basil 

2 tablespoons salt

2 tablespoons ground black pepper 

1/2 cup all-purpose flour 

1 cup plain breadcrumbs 

5 eggs 

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts 

2 cups shredded mozzarella 

Ravioli, for serving

1 sprig fresh parsley, chopped

Directions

  1. For the marinara sauce, preheat a saucepan on medium heat and add 3 tablespoons oil. Once the oil begins to move around, add onion and cook, stirring, until it becomes translucent. Add garlic and let simmer for 2 minutes, then stir. Add tomatoes, basil, salt and pepper. Stir ingredients and let cook on medium-low heat, stirring often, for about 2 hours. Low and slow wins the race…
  2. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
  3. For the chicken cutlets, spread flour in a plate. Spread breadcrumbs in another plate. Put eggs in a bowl and beat until thoroughly combined for the egg wash. Butterfly and separate each chicken breast into 2 pieces, then pound to your desired thickness. Dredge each individual piece in the flour on both sides, then dip in egg wash and coat it entirely with egg. Place in breadcrumbs and press firmly on both sides, pounding lightly to ensure each side is coated.
  4. Add remaining 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil to a saute pan on medium heat and have a plate ready with paper towels. Test oil to see if ready by adding a speck of flour; once it is ready, the flour will sizzle. Place breaded cutlets in oil in batches and cook until golden brown on each side. Remove chicken to paper towels to absorb excess oil.
  5. Lightly coat a cookie sheet with marinara sauce, then place chicken on top. Top each piece with more marinara sauce, then generously cover with mozzarella. Bake until cheese is melted, about 10 minutes.
  6. Cook and plate your favorite ravioli, then cover ravioli with marinara sauce and place two pieces of delicious Chicken Parmigiano on top of ravioli. Garnish with parsley. Enjoy!