Crispy Italian Chicken Topped with Mozzarella Recipe

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Constance
Constance February 17, 2021
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How To Make Crispy Italian Chicken Topped with Mozzarella

Chicken tenders are breaded and fried until crispy for this Italian chicken recipe. The meat is then served with fresh tomato & basil and creamy mozzarella.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes
Total: 50 minutes
Serves:

Ingredients

  • 1cupall purpose flour
  • tspsalt
  • 1tspground black pepper
  • ½tspcayenne pepper
  • 1egg
  • 1cuppanko bread crumbs
  • 2tbspolive oil,or as needed
  • 1lbchicken tenders
  • 2tbspolive oil
  • 15cherry tomatoes,halved
  • 4clovesgarlic,chopped
  • 10basil leaves,fresh
  • 1small onion,chopped
  • salt and ground black pepper,to taste
  • 4slicesfresh mozzarella cheese,or as needed, cut in half

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. Whisk together the flour, 1½ teaspoons of salt, 1 teaspoon of black pepper, and cayenne pepper in a bowl. In a separate shallow bowl, beat the egg. Place the panko crumbs into a third bowl.

  3. Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Dip each chicken tender into the seasoned flour, then into the egg; roll in panko crumbs.

  4. Pan fry the chicken tenders for about 4 minutes per side until golden brown on both sides. Transfer the chicken pieces to a baking sheet.

  5. Heat 2 more tablespoons of olive oil in a skillet over medium heat, and stir in the tomatoes, garlic, basil, onion, and a pinch of salt and black pepper.

  6. Reduce heat and simmer the tomato sauce for about 10 minutes, until it starts to thicken, stirring often. Spoon about 1 tablespoon of sauce over each chicken piece; top with a half piece of mozzarella cheese.

  7. Bake in the preheated oven for 8 to 10 minutes until the cheese is melted and bubbly.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 715.44kcal
  • Fat: 40.38g
  • Saturated Fat: 10.40g
  • Trans Fat: 0.00g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 19.65g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 5.86g
  • Carbohydrates: 58.05g
  • Fiber: 4.06g
  • Sugar: 3.60g
  • Protein: 29.92g
  • Cholesterol: 111.67mg
  • Sodium: 754.40mg
  • Calcium: 247.85mg
  • Potassium: 510.75mg
  • Iron: 3.63mg
  • Vitamin A: 104.95µg
  • Vitamin C: 11.24mg
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