Friday, May 13, 2011

A Little Italian Dish in Celebration!

Good evening fellow bloggers! Welcome to another edition of Everyday Meals. As you have all noticed, Blogger has been in read only mode for the past 2 or 3 days. A lot of posts were removed, but now everything is back in working order. I was a little worried this past week because I hadn't been able to post anything for you wonderful readers. But, I'm glad everything is back online. To celebrate this, we are having an Italian favorite. This dish screams "Italiano" and by goodness, I love it! So, grab your cooking utensils and let's meet back in the kitchen!

Chicken Parmigiana

You will need:

  • 4 whole (up To 6) Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts, Trimmed And Pounded Flat
  • 1/2 cup All-purpose Flour
  • Salt And Pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 cup Olive Oil
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter
  • 1 whole Medium Onion, Chopped
  • 4 cloves Garlic, Minced
  • 3/4 cup Wine (white Or Red Is Fine)
  • 3 cans (14.5 Oz.) Crushed Tomatoes
  • 2 Tablespoons Sugar
  • 1/4 cube Chopped Fresh Parsley
  • 1 cup Freshly Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 pound Thin Linguine

Ready? Excellent!

  1. Mix flour, salt, and pepper together on a large plate.
  2. Dredge flattened chicken breasts in flour mixture. Set aside.
  3. At this time, you can start a pot of water for your pasta.
  4. Cook linguine until al dente.
  5. Heat olive oil and butter together in a large skillet over medium heat.
  6. When butter is melted and oil/butter mixture is hot, fry chicken breasts until nice and golden brown on each side, about 2 to 3 minutes per side.
  7. Remove chicken breasts from the skillet and keep warm.
  8. Without cleaning skillet, add onions and garlic and gently stir for 2 minutes.
  9. Pour in wine and scrape the bottom of the pan, getting all the flavorful bits off the bottom.
  10. Allow wine to cook down until reduced by half, about 2 minutes.
  11. Pour in crushed tomatoes and stir to combine.
  12. Add sugar and more salt and pepper to taste. Allow to cook for 30 minutes.
  13. Toward the end of cooking time, add chopped parsley and give sauce a final stir.
  14. Carefully lay chicken breasts on top of the sauce and completely cover them in grated Parmesan.
  15. Place lid on skillet and reduce heat to low.
  16. Allow to simmer until cheese is melted and chicken is thoroughly heated.
  17. Add more cheese to taste.
  18. Place cooked noodles on a plate and cover with sauce.
  19. Place chicken breast on top and sprinkle with more parsley. Serve immediately.

I sure hope you all enjoy this dinner and thank you for sticking through the hassle. You all are the best! So, until tomorrow, I bid you good night. ^_^