Chicken Parmesan

Chicken Parmesan

3 whole chicken breasts

2 eggs, lightly beaten

1 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

3/4 cup fine dry bread crumbs

1/2 cup vegetable oil

2 cups tomato sauce

1/4 teaspoon basil

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

1 tablespoon butter

1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

8 ounces mozzarella cheese, sliced and cut into triangles

Pound chicken lightly until 1/4-inch thick. Combine egg, salt and pepper. Dip chicken breast in egg mixture and roll in bread crumbs. (In a skillet), heat oil until hot. Brown chicken on both sides. Remove (chicken) to shallow baking dish. Pour off excess oil. Stir tomato sauce, basil and garlic in frying pan. Bring to a boil. Simmer 10 minutes.

Stir in margarine. Pour sauce over chicken. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese over sauce; cover dish and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Uncover dish, add mozzarella (cheese slices) on chicken and bake for 10 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Makes 6 servings.

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