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Parmesan Crusted Chicken With Sauteed Cherry Tomatoes

Pamesan Crusted Chicken with Sauteed Cherry Tomatoes is made with a fresh ingredients...an easy recipe to make again and again.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4
Calories: 616kcal
Author: Paige

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons Dijon Mustard
  • 1 teaspoon White Wine Vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Pepper, freshly ground note: I use lemon pepper
  • 2 pounds Chicken Breast, skinless, boneless rinsed and patted dry
  • 1 1/2 English Muffins
  • 3/4 cup Parmesan cheese, finely grated
  • 1 tablespoon Butter, unsalted
  • 1 cup Mozzarella Cheese, shredded
  • Basil, fresh leaves for garnish
  • FOR THE SAUTEED CHERRY TOMATOES
  • 4 cups Cherry Tomatoes, whole
  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Pepper, freshly ground
  • 1/2 teaspoon Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1 tablespoon Butter, unsalted

Instructions

  • PREPARE THE CHICKEN
    Place the oven rack in the center position in your oven
    Preheat the oven to 450
    Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper
  • MIx together the Dijon mustard, vinegar, salt, garlic powder, and pepper in a large bowl.
  • Add the chicken to the bowl and toss ingredients together to coat well.
  • Using a food processor, add the English muffins and pulse until fine.
    Add the Parmesan cheese and butter and continue to pulse until combined.
    Transfer bread crumbs to a shallow pan or large plate.
  • Coat each piece of chicken in the bread crumb mixture, pressing the crumbs to the chicken so they stick and the chicken is completely coated.
  • Place each piece of chicken on a baking sheet, and bake until golden brown and cooked through, about 20 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and divide the shredded mozzarella cheese on each piece of chicken.
    Return to oven and continue cooking for 2-3 more minutes until cheese is melted and bubbly.
    Note: You can use the broiler for this step as well, with the chicken placed on the upper third of the oven, heating for 1-2 minutes until the cheese is melted.
  • Remove from oven and transfer chicken to plates or serving platter, topping each piece with some of the tomato sauce and garnish with fresh basil leaves.
  • MAKE THE SAUTEED CHERRY TOMATOES
  • Using a large non-stick saute pan, add the olive oil and whole cherry tomatoes over medium high heat.
  • Cook until the tomatoes start to sizzle, shaking the pan occasionally. Continue cooking until the tomatoes start to pop and burst, crushing some of them with the back of a wooden spoon. You want the tomatoes to be soft, barely crushed and a bit saucy, total cooking time between 6-8 minutes.
  • Add the tablespoon of butter and stir gently to combine.
  • Divide tomato mixture evenly on each piece of chicken and garnish with fresh basil.

Notes

  • You can easily double this recipe for a dinner party, and the chicken looks especially nice arranged on a large platter with fresh basil tucked under each piece. 
  • This recipe was updated in December 2019 .
 

Nutrition

Calories: 616kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 65g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 195mg | Sodium: 1618mg | Potassium: 1246mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1381IU | Vitamin C: 37mg | Calcium: 409mg | Iron: 2mg