A simple chicken dish that doesn’t take too long to create, this awesome chicken italiano recipe will have your guests or family thinking you’ve been slaving away for hours in the kitchen.
Melt butter for the sauce in a saucepan. Add the onion and fry until soft. Add the orange juice, rind, basil, tomato puree and tomato paste. Season with salt and pepper. Simmer for 25 minuets until sauce thickens, stirring occasionally. Remove the orange rind and set sauce aside.
Coat chicken lightly with flour, dip in beaten egg and toss in breadcrumbs until coated.
Heat butter in a large frying pan, add chicken and brown both sides. Make sure to brown the chicken nice and fully to ensure that it will cook through, the breadcrumbs should be browned like on a piece of schnitzel.
Arrange chicken on an ovenproof serving platter or transfer to an oven tray. Spoon over sauce and top with mozzarella cheese slices (or grated cheese). Bake in a moderately hot oven at 190oC for 10-15 minutes until cheese melts and chicken is cooked through.