Monday, March 1, 2010

Chicken Parmesan with Sun-Dried Tomato Sauce

Sun-dried tomatoes are a staple in my kitchen. Every time I cook with them, my kitchen smells like a restaurant and the dish is always delicious.

Chicken Parmesan with Sun-Dried Tomato Sauce
adapted from Cooking Light

Sun-Dried Tomato Sauce
  • 1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes, packed without oil
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 2 cups chopped red bell pepper
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2 (14.5-ounce) cans diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh basil
  • 1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 1 large egg white, lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • thin spaghetti, cooked

To prepare tomato sauce: Combine sun-dried tomatoes and water in a bowl; cover and let stand 30 minutes or until soft. Drain and finely chop tomatoes or puree through a food processor.

Heat 1 teaspoon olive oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add sun-dried tomatoes, bell pepper, and onion. Cook until vegetables are soft, about 7 minutes..

Stir in canned tomatoes; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 10 minutes.

Remove from heat; stir in parsley, basil, vinegar, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, and garlic.

To prepare chicken: Preheat oven at 350 degrees.

Place each breast half between 2 sheets of heavy-duty plastic wrap; flatten to 1/4-inch thickness using a meat mallet or rolling pin.

Combine flour, Parmesan, 1/4 tsp black pepper in a shallow dish.

Beat the egg white and put in a separate dish.

Dip each breast half in egg white; dredge in flour mixture.

Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook 5 minutes on each side or until golden.

Arrange the cooked chicken in a 13 x 9-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray.

Pour the tomato sauce over the chicken. Sprinkle with mozzarella.

Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.

Serve over thin spaghetti and Enjoy!

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  1. that looks wonderful!! thanks for sharing a great recipe.

  2. I love recipes with sundried tomatoes, this looks great~!

  3. And the final presentation looks soo good!

  4. My husband LOVES sun dried tomatoes and sauce from them - he'd probably really like this.

  5. please say you have leftovers !
    I'm coming over !!!!!!!!!!

  6. Looks wonderful! I imagine it smells fabulous when it is cooking.

  7. looks and sounds yummy- you had me with sun dried tomatoes- my recipe for something similiar is loaded with way too many calories and fat grams- will give yours a try soon- thanks for posting.

  8. I copied it off and plan to put it on my things to make for dinner. It sounds really tasty. Joni

  9. Oh, my! This is a fabulous recipe! I'm going to put this on my list!

  10. Now that is my kind of dinner! It looks delish:)

  11. Thanks for stopping by and for all of the comments...and sorry Queen B, there weren't any leftovers!!


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