Smoked Mozzarella Chicken Mini Sub w/ Baked Fries

May 15, 2014 at 5:16 PM | Posted in cheese, chicken, Ham, Ore - Ida | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Smoked Mozzarella Chicken Mini Sub w/ Baked Fries

 

 

 

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Windy, rainy, and a little cooler out today around here. Only a high of around 60 degrees and only in the 50’s the next couple of days. Not much going on today, played around on the computer and being a slug. Dinner tonight it’s a Smoked Mozzarella Chicken Mini Sub w/ Baked Fries.

 

 

 
I originally came across the recipe for tonight’s dinner in an issue of Simply Delicious/Taste of Home Magazine and it looked and sounded too good not to try, Smoked Mozzarella Chicken with Pasta. Everything came out delicious, especially the Smoked Mozzarella Chicken. So I thought why noy not turn it into a Mini Sub, which I did tonight! Chickens always good but the added Ham and Smoked Mozzarella makes it one of those “Keeper Recipes”.

 

 

 
To prepare it I needed the following; 2 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (about 6 ounces each), sea salt and pepper (to taste), 1/3 cup Whole Grain bread crumbs, 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, 2 thin slices smoked deli ham, 2 slices smoked mozzarella cheese, and 1/2 teaspoon dried sage leaves. I only used half amounts of the original recipe, I only prepared 2 Chicken Breasts. I also made my own Bread Crumbs by putting 2 slices of Klosterman Wheat Bread in the food processor. I used Perdue Chicken Breasts. I like using these, they store in the freezer and are individually wrapped.

 

 

 
Got my Chicken Breasts and sprinkled with salt and pepper. Placed the bread crumbs in a shallow bowl. Rolled the Chicken in bread crumbs to coat both sides; shaking off excess. Then in a large skillet, heated oil over medium-high heat. Added Chicken; cooked 5 minutes. Turned and cooked 2 minutes longer. Topped with Ham and Mozzarella Cheese; sprinkled with Sage. Cook 2-3 minutes longer or until the thermometer inserted in chicken reads 165°. Removed from heat. I served them on an Meijer Bakery Perfection Deli Mini Wheat Sub Buns. I love this Chicken recipe! Such a fantastic taste! I think I’ll have to try this sometime as an Italian Hogie, add a bit of Pasta sauce as a topping. I’ve left the original recipe that shows it with Pasta at the end of the post. Served the Sandwich with a side of Ore Ida Simply Cracked Black Pepper and Sea Salt Country Style Fries. I’m a Fry Freak and I know it! But I use Ore Ida Fries, which are 130 calories and 20 net carbs and Bake them. Then for dessert later a Chiquita Mini Banana and a couple of Apples slices.

 

 

 

 

 

Smoked Mozzarella Chicken with Pasta

Ingredients

8 ounces uncooked angel hair pasta or thin spaghetti
4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)smoked-mozzarella-chicken-spaghetti-003
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2/3 cup seasoned bread crumbs
2 tablespoons olive oil
4 thin slices smoked deli ham
4 slices smoked mozzarella cheese
1/2 teaspoon dried sage leaves
1/2 cup prepared pesto
Grated Parmesan cheese, optional
Directions
Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain; transfer to a large bowl.
Meanwhile, pound chicken breasts with a meat mallet to 1/2-in. thickness; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place bread crumbs in a shallow bowl. Dip chicken in bread crumbs to coat both sides; shake off excess.
In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook 4 minutes. Turn; cook 2 minutes longer. Top with ham and mozzarella cheese; sprinkle with sage. Cook 1-2 minutes longer or until a thermometer inserted in chicken reads 165°. Remove from heat.
Add pesto to pasta and toss to coat. Serve chicken with pasta. If desired, sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Yield: 4 servings.

 
http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/smoked-mozzarella-chicken-with-pasta?refurl=&_mid=2271465&_rid=2271465.1311011218.136424

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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