Now this is comfort food! This is an easy dish to make that looks you spent a lot of time making it, but really its super easy. Your husband, kids, boyfriend, whoever will be impressed with this. And psst – you’re using pre-made sauce, but no one has to know that! I recommend using Rao’s marinara sauce… it is SO good.
You can use shredded mozzarella if that is what you have on hand, but I find that using fresh mozzarella melts so much nicer on the chicken. It is SO good! If you can make homemade marinara, obviously I would do that instead, but this Rao’s sauce is so good!
Preheat the oven to 400°F.
Add the flour into a shallow plate. In a bowl, add the two eggs and whisk. In another shallow plate, add the breadcrumbs, along with the parmesan, salt, pepper and mix. Dredge the chicken in the flour on both sides, dip the chicken into the eggs, and then toss in the breadcrumb mixture.
In a large heavy skillet, add the olive oil and wait for it to shimmer. Add the chicken and brown on both sides, around 3-4 minutes. You do not need to cook the chicken all the way through as we will be baking it in the oven. You may need to fry in batches. Lay the chicken on a plate lined with paper towels. Pat dry.
Spray a baking dish or a cast iron skillet with non-stick spray and add the chicken. Pour your favorite sauce over the chicken and place the sliced mozzarella evenly on top.
Bake for 15-20 minutes, until the cheese is melted and the chicken is cooked through.
Sprinkle with parmesan cheese and garnish with basil.