- Start with a name like Phil.
- Pick a country like Italy.
- Choose a meat like chicken.
- Put the three together.
Phil's Italian Chicken
- Boneless chicken breast pounded to 1/4 inch or so - 1 per person
- Italian seasoned bread crumbs
- Eggs for egg wash
- Salt/pepper to taste
- Favorite tomato sauce or make your own
My own sauce - at least last week
- Sun dried tomatoes - drained
- 1 Onion
- Garlic cloves to taste - a lot or a little depending on the company and amount of sauce - I used 2 whole heads last week in sauce for 70
- Olive oil - absolutely essential in Italian cooking
- Canned diced tomatoes - or fresh peeled, seeded and diced if you have nothing better to do - although it is always better fresh - especially if you have a garden
- Italian herbs
- Sugar - as much as you would put on a bowl of corn flakes
- Dice onion, mince garlic, sauté until onions are tender and garlic is soft - tip - start onions first add garlic mid way through so that it doesn't become bitter
- Process sun dried tomatoes until they look like a thick paste no one would want to eat add to onions & garlic - stir
- Add tomatoes, herbs, sugar, salt & pepper
- Cover and heat through
- Reduce to low and cook a long time stirring occasionally and tasting for correction - more sugar if too tart - salt to bring out flavor - pepper to spice it up.
- Dredge chicken in flour
- Dip in egg wash
- Cover in bread crumbs
- Bake at 350 for 20 minutes or until done
- Serve with sun dried tomato sauce