9.01.2008

Recipe of the Week

New Chicken Parmesan from Bon Appetit

1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 large garlic cloves, pressed
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 12-ounce container grape tomatoes
1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
Large pinch of dried crushed red pepper
4 skinless boneless chicken breast halves (about 6 ounces each)
1 1/4 cups finely grated Parmesan cheese, divided
6 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese in water, drained, thinly sliced (I used a fresh log from TJ's and it was much cheaper)

Preheat oven to 500° F. Whisk first 3 ingredients in large bowl. Place tomatoes in medium bowl; mix in 2 tablespoons garlic oil, then oregano and crushed red pepper. Add chicken to large bowl with remaining garlic oil and turn to coat.

Place 1 cup Parmesan in pie dish. Dip 1 side of each chicken piece into cheese to coat; arrange chicken, cheese side up, on 1 half of large rimmed baking sheet. Scatter tomatoes on other half of sheet.

Roast chicken until just cooked through and firm to touch, about 10 minutes. Arrange mozzarella slices atop chicken. Return to oven; roast until cheese melts, 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer chicken and tomatoes to 4 plates. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese.

Roasting the chicken breasts kept them moist and made for great flavor. I served it with brown rice penne and home made tomato sauce.

3 comments:

Bethany said...

Where did you find the brown rice penne?

Megan said...

wow! I don't think I have ever set my oven to 500ยบ

Seth and Janet said...

Bethany, I buy most of my brown rice pasta from Trader Joe's. They seem to have the best selection and the cheapest prices. If you have a My Organic Market they also sell brown rice pasta.

 
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