This meal is fast-becoming one of our favorite dinners around here and it isn't too difficult either.
4-5 chicken breasts cut in pieces or 12-ish chicken tenders
1 stick butter, melted
1 cup Italian style bread crumbs (or use regular crumbs with some Italian spices added in)
3/4 cup parmesan cheese (the grated kind-not the powder)
2 cups marinara sauce (any brand will do. I use the cheap Hunts canned 4-cheese version)
2 cups shredded mozarella (the kind shaped like a ball seems to taste more fresh & melt better)
Heat a non-stick frying pan over medium heat. In a small bowl, melt butter. In a separate small bowl combine the bread crumbs and parmesan. Dip & slather chicken piece in butter and then directly into bread crumb mixture. Pat crumbs/cheese onto chicken to get a nice solid coating. Heat olive oil in the pan and brown each chicken piece on each side and place into a greased baking dish. Add olive oil as needed while browning. Pour marinara over the chicken pieces and then top with mozarella cheese. Cover & bake at 375 degrees for 35-45 minutes. We serve this over angel hair pasta with salad. Yum-o!