Thursday, October 13, 2011

Rakesh's Chicken Parmesan

                        This recipe I actually looked up on by chef Tyler Florence. I chose this recipe because I really enjoy eating Italian food.  Also I always wanted to make a simple but delicious Italian dish but never had the chance too. I chose to make Chicken Parmesan because I really like eating it at Olive Garden and it was not that hard to make when I seen the video on how to make it. The dish also combined two of my favorite ingredients to eat chicken and cheese.

    1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus 3 tablespoons
    1 medium onion, chopped
    2 garlic cloves, minced
    2 bay leaves
    1/2 cup kalamata olives, pitted
    1/2 bunch fresh basil leaves
    2 (28-ounce) cans whole peeled tomatoes, drained and hand-crushed
    Pinch sugar
    Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
    4 skinless, boneless, chicken breasts (about 11/2 pounds)
    1/2 cup all-purpose flour
    2 large eggs, lightly beaten
    1 tablespoon water
    1 cup dried bread crumbs
    1 (8-ounce) ball fresh buffalo mozzarella, water drained
    Freshly grated Parmesan
    1 pound spaghetti pasta, cooked al dente

Directions : 1)You first saute the pan with olive oil and place it over medium heat.2)Then after the oil becomes hazy chop up onions and galic and bayleaves, then place in the pan and stir for 5 minutes until it becomes soft.4)Now add olives and basil, then carefully add the tomatoes and stir util sause becomes thick.5)About 15 minutes add sugar, salt, and pepper then lower the heat and cover the pan so it can keep warm.6)Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.7)Now place the chicken breasts side to side and lay a piece of plastic wrap over them and pound the chicken about 1/2 inch thick.8)Put the flour in a shallow platter and season with salt and pepper.9)Now add water and eggs and beat until frothy.10)Put bread crumbs on a plate and season with pepper and salt.11)Heat 3 tablespoons of olive oil over medium high flame in a large oven-proof skillet.12)Lightly dredge both sides of the chicken in the seasoned flour and then dip in the egg wash and then duck it in the bread crumbs.13)Add olive oil to a pan and wait for the pan to be hot.14)Now place the chicken breats in the pan for 4 minutes on each sideuntil golden and crusty.15)Place the tomato-olive oil sause over the chicken and sprickle mozzarella, parmesan, and basil.16)Bake the Chicken Parmesan for 15 minutes until cheese is bubbly.17)Take out of oven and serve with hot spaghetti.

1 comment:

  1. This is one of my favorite meals! I love italian food. Funny thing I was going to originally do my version of this recipe but then I changed my mind but I'm glad to see that someone else loves this meal too.