(A.k.a Chicken Parmigiana)
Rec cred: Ruhana EbrahimPic cred: @mama_taught_me_well
Ingredients:1kg large chicken fillet1 ½ cup fresh breadcrumbs¼ cup parmesan powder2 teaspoon dried italian herbs1 teaspoon garlic powder1 teaspoon chilli powder½ teaspoon salt
Also needed:Beaten eggCake flourMozzarella slices¼ cup parmesan powder
Marinara Sauce-1 can crushed tomatoes1 tablespoon ground garlic1 large onion (sliced) 2 tablespoon olive oil1⁄2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper1⁄2 teaspoon salt1⁄2 teaspoon ground green chillies2 tablespoon chopped fresh basil (reserve a pinch)2 tablespoon chopped fresh Italian parsley (reserve a pinch)1 bay leaf1 small sachet tomato pastepinch of sugar
METHOD:1. Cut chicken fillet into halves lengthwise.2. Wash and pat dry.4. Mix remainder ingredients in a dish.5. Dip in flour, then egg, then crumbs mixture. 6. Leave in fridge to firm then fry in shallow oil on medium heat until chicken is cooked through, golden and crispy on either side.7. In large pan over medium heat, saute onion in olive oil until translucent. 8. Add garlic, and chillies, fry for half minute, then add tomato. Mix in salt, pepper and bay leaf.9. Let sauce simmer on low for about 20 minutes, stirring occassionally. 10. Add basil and parsley and stir well.11. Allow sauce to simmer till thickened, stirring inbetween. Pull out bay leaf & reserve 3 tablespoon sauce.12. Place fried chicken onto marinara sauce, then top chicken with reserved sauce. 13. Place mozzarella slices onto sauce, and sprinkle over parmesan.14. Melt cheese in hot oven.15. Remove & garnish with reserved chopped basil & parsley.