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- 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
- 1⁄4 cup olive oil
- 1 cup fine breadcrumbs
- 1⁄2 cup Italian salad dressing
- 2 cups marinara sauce
- 1⁄2 cup sliced mozzarella cheese
- 1⁄3 cup chopped tomato
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons dried Italian seasoning or 3 tablespoons fresh basil or 3 tablespoons oregano, minced
- parmesan cheese
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- Heat olive oil in large frying pan.
- Dip chicken in salad dressing, then in bread crumbs.
- Brown in oil.
- Transfer to shallow baking dish.
- Spoon marinara sauce over chicken.
- Top with sliced mozzarella, then chopped tomato.
- Sprinkle with herbs and a generous shake of Parmesan cheese.
- Bake for 45 minutes.
- If tomatoes begin to burn, cover loosely with foil.
Our family really liked this. I did make a few changes however. I used Progresso Italian Style bread crumbs and added 1 tbsp. Parmesan cheese to the crumbs. I also left out the tomatos and used Ragu RobustoÂ® Spaghetti sauce with saute onions and garlic in place of the marinara sauce. I also used a whole jar of the Ragu so we had more sauce for a pasta side.
This recipe was a big hit with my family. It looked very impressive, but it was actually quite easy to make. I left out the tomatoes and used extra marinara sauce, and then I served it with spaghetti and put the sauce over everything. It was awesome! This is definitely one of my favorite Italian chicken recipes, and I'll be serving it quite often.