This recipe makes everyone in my family happy. They even do the dishes without complaining and that has to be a good thing!
In a large bowl whisk the following ingredients together.
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
1/4 cup finely chopped parsley
2 tsp sweet paprika
1/2 tsp coarse black pepper
2 tsp salt
3 cloves finely chopped garlic
Take 1.5kg chicken breast fillets (skin and fat removed) and cut into three pieces. Place a piece into a ziplock bag with a tiny splash of water then pound with a mallet or the bottom of a heavy based pan until about 1/2 inch thick. Dont be too aggressive though or the chicken will tear.
Drop the flattened chicken into the coating and push down to make sure it is covered. Continue until all chicken has been flattened and added to the mix.
Heat a large frypan (not too hot!) with olive oil about 1/2 inch deep. Piece by piece, lift chicken from the coating shaking off excess then lay it in a tray of breadcrumbs. Turn over to ensure both sides thoroughly coated then place directly in hot pan. Cook about 4 minutes then turn over to cook other side.
When cooked, place in single layer in large oven dish. When all are cooked, spoon a couple of tablespoons of tomato paste over each portion and sprinkle with a mixture of your favorite cheeses (mozzerella & parmesan work well) and place in a moderate oven for 10 minutes until cheese melted.
Serve with pasta and a tomato based sauce, and salad.