Chicken with Cheese

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Here is an Italian-American comfort dish that everybody loves, oven baked chicken cutlets with tomato sauce and cheese. Watch Mary Ann Esposito make Chicken with Cheese at CiaoItalia.com!

Cook time: 25 Minutes

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup flour
  • Salt and pepper
  • 4 boneless 1/2-inch thick chicken cutlets
  • 2 eggs lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 cups prepared tomato sauce
  • 4 ounces Asiago cheese, shredded

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Put the flour, salt and pepper in a paper bag. Add the cutlets and coat in the flour. Set aside.
  3. Mix the oregano with the Panko crumbs in a shallow bowl. Coat the cutlets in the egg and dredge in the Panko crumbs. Set aside.
  4. Heat the olive oil in a sauté pan and brown the cutlets on both sides.
  5. Cover the bottom of a 9 x 12 baking pan with one cup of the tomato sauce. Add the cutlets in a single layer. Cover them with the remaining tomato sauce. Cover the dish with foil and bake for 25 minutes.Uncover the dish, sprinkle the cheese over the top and bake 5 minutes longer until melted. Serve hot.

Tips/Techniques

You may substitute fiore di latte mozzarella for the Asiago cheese.