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Italian Chicken

  • 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
  • Flour
  • 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
  • Salt/pepper
  • 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