Baked Chicken Parmesan

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    Baked Chicken Parmesan
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    Ingredients

    Sauce:

    • 2 medium garlic cloves, peeled and minced
    • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
    • 1 can (28 oz) crushed tomatoes (we use Muir-Glen)
    • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
    • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
    • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
    • Salt and ground black pepper

    Chicken:

    • 3 Tbsp Dijon mustard
    • 1 Tbsp white-wine vinegar
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
    • 4 (5-oz) skinless boneless chicken breast halves (or deboned thighs)
    • 3/4 cup of breadcrumbs (we make our breadcrumbs from old French bread)
    • 1 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese
    • 3 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
    Preparation
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    1 Prepare the sauce. In a large saucepan, heat the garlic and oil together over medium high heat until the garlic starts to sizzle. Stir in the tomatoes, basil, oregano, sugar, a pinch of salt and pepper. Bring to a simmer. Continue to simmer until sauce thickens a bit and flavors meld, about 10-12 minutes. Taste sauce, adjust seasoning if necessary, cover and keep warm.

    2 Preheat oven to 450°F. Cut each chicken breast half in half for smaller pieces. With a meat pounder, pound the chicken pieces to flatten them to an even thickness – between 1/4 – 1/2 inch. You might find it easier to put the chicken between layers of plastic wrap before pounding.

    3 Whisk together mustard, vinegar, salt, and 1/4 teaspoon of pepper in a large bowl, add the chicken pieces, tossing to coat well.

    4 In another bowl, mix together the bread crumbs, grated cheese, and 1/4 teaspoon of pepper. Mix well and add in the melted butter. Transfer to a shallow plate. Dredge the chicken pieces 1 piece at a time in the crumb mixture, coating completely. Press the crumbs in gently to adhere and transfer to a stick-free baking sheet. Bake in the middle of the oven until golden brown and cooked through, about 15 minutes.

    Serve with a side of rice or pasta. Ladle sauce over the chicken.