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BRIAN IN THE KITCHEN  brought to you by Stittsworth Meats

June 12 2013

Herbed Chicken Parmesan

    1/3 cup (1 1/2 ounces) grated fresh Parmesan cheese, divided
    1/4 cup dry breadcrumbs
    1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
    1/2 teaspoon dried basil
    1/4 teaspoon salt, divided
    1 large egg white, lightly beaten
    1 pound chicken breast tenders
    1 tablespoon butter
    1 1/2 cups bottled fat-free tomato-basil pasta sauce
    2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
    1/4 teaspoon black pepper
    1/3 cup (1 1/2 ounces) shredded provolone cheese

Preheat broiler.
    
Combine 2 tablespoons of Parmesan, breadcrumbs, parsley, basil, and 1/8 teaspoon salt in a shallow dish. Place egg white in a shallow dish. Dip each chicken tender in egg white; dredge in the breadcrumb mixture. Melt butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook 3 minutes on each side or until done. Set aside.
    
Combine 1/8 teaspoon salt, pasta sauce, vinegar, and pepper in a microwave-safe bowl. Cover with plastic wrap; vent. Microwave sauce mixture at HIGH 2 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Pour the sauce over chicken in pan. Sprinkle evenly with the remaining Parmesan and provolone cheese. Wrap handle of pan with foil, and broil 2 minutes or until the cheese melts.