One of the easiest ways to add Italian flavor to chicken is to coat it with Italian-seasoned breadcrumbs and serve with an herbed tomato sauce. The sauce in this recipe uses pantry ingredients that you probably already have on hand.

Recipe by Southern Living January 2009

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Credit: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Rose Nguyen

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
14 mins
total:
44 mins
Yield:
Makes 4 servings
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Prepare rice according to package directions, adding celery with rice.

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  • Meanwhile, sprinkle chicken with 1/4 tsp. salt and 1/8 tsp. pepper.

  • Combine breadcrumbs and remaining 1/4 tsp. salt in a shallow dish. Dip chicken in egg; dredge in breadcrumb mixture.

  • Cook chicken in hot oil in a 10-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat 3 to 4 minutes on each side or until lightly browned and done. Remove from skillet, and drain well on paper towels. Keep warm.

  • Heat 2 cups Hearty Tomato Blend in a small saucepan over medium heat 5 to 6 minutes or until thoroughly heated.

  • Toss hot cooked rice with parsley, and place on a serving plate. Top with chicken. Spoon Hearty Tomato Blend over chicken and rice. Garnish, if desired.

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