Easy Baked Chicken Parmesan

Chicken Parmesan is a great meal to whip up when you haven't had a chance to run to the grocery store. It uses mostly pantry and fridge items that most of us keep on hand. This dish has a great crunch from the breading but the inside of the chicken is tender and moist. It has a nice salty bite from the mozzarella as well. Its a wonderful way to please your family's palets with not a ton of work. You can make this dish in under 30 minutes! 

1 1/2 pounds of chicken breasts
1/4 cup whole wheat flour 
1 tablespoon italian seasoning 
2 eggs, beaten
3/4 cups crushed cornflakes
1/3 cup grated parmesan 
Salt and pepper 
2 tbs olive oil
16 ounces marinara sauce
1 lb fresh mozzarella 
3 leaves fresh basil 

Heat oven to 400 degrees. Cut your chicken into 8 cutlet type pieces. Pat each piece with a paper towel and then salt and pepper the chicken on each side. 

Make 3 shallow bowls to bread your chicken in. In bowl #1 place your flour. In bowl #2 place your eggs and beat them. In bowl #3 place your parmesan, cornflakes, and italian seasoning. 

 In a large skillet, heat your oil over medium high heat. When your oil starts to bubble, place your chicken in the skillet. Cook for 3 minutes on each side until its nice and golden. 

Pour your marinara into a large baking dish. Nestle the chicken on top of the marinara. Cut up your mozzarella log into thin slices and top your chicken with the cheese. Bake until the cheese is bubbly and golden, about 25 minutes. Top with fresh basil leaves. 

This is a satisfying meal if Ive ever had one. The sauce and cheese make this chicken taste decadent. Its salty and creamy, and will certainly have you going back for seconds!