The Italian Side of Protein: Chicken Parmesan

Friday, August 12, 2016

The Italian Side of Protein - Chicken Parmesan

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Experts recommend that adults try to consume 30 grams of protein with every meal.

Getting to that magic number 30 can seem daunting…until you realize that in many cases, all you need to do is ‘Just Add Hiland.’ A glass of Hiland Dairy Milk here or a scoop of Hiland Dairy Cottage Cheese there can pump up the protein in a way that’s not only nutritious, but delicious too!

In fact, check out this tasty recipe that packs in over 35 grams of protein. Pair this Italian classic with a side salad for the perfect family-friendly evening meal!

Chicken Parmesan

Chicken Parmesan

Ingredients:

  • 2 large, skinless chicken breasts, halved through the middle
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 1/2 ounces Parmesan, grated
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 11 1/2 ounces tomato purée
  • 1 teaspoon caster sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 4 1/2 ounces Hiland Dairy Shredded Mozzarella Cheese

Directions:

Place the chicken breasts between cling film sheets and pound out with a rolling pin until they are half a centimeter. Dip in the egg, then breadcrumbs, mixed with half the Parmesan. Set aside on a plate in the fridge while you make the sauce. Heat oil and cook garlic for 1 minute. Add tomato purée, sugar and oregano. Season and simmer for 5-10 minutes. Heat grill to high and cook the chicken for 5 minutes each side, then remove. Pour the tomato sauce into a shallow ovenproof dish and top with the chicken. Top with mozzarella and remaining Parmesan cheese and grill for 3-4 minutes, until the cheese has melted and the sauce is bubbling. Serve warm.

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