Are you as excited about this chicken mozzarella as I am? WHEW. So glad to hear it. My most favorite thing about this: the ridiculous texture + CHEESE + SAUCE = goals. And that’s all I have to say about that.
Okay, not really. I have a lot more to say. Because I’m basically gushing about this — it’s so. so. good. Honestly though, the crispness of the chicken is everything. And ooey, gooey, melted mozzarella is pretty much my weakness. And obviously sauce-galore over here is dancing in her element. And if I do say so myself, it is a perfect summer-transition-to-fall recipe. Cozy breaded chicken + fresh herbs + tomato sauce… you can basically get away with this recipe year-round.
My mom would make a version of this growing up, and so it’s pretty much a go-to staple for me [And obvs should be for you, too!]. Food is one of those things that can make me super nostalgic. And no, I’m not talking, OMG I miss those nuggets I had at Chic-fil-A last week [even though I would totally take an order of those golden nugs right now, duh].
But like scents and smells, it can just bring you back to a moment in time in a heartbeat. There are so many foods I’m basically obsessed with and they’re all from like circa 1975 [I also have my mom’s 1970’s Bon Appetit cookbook which I adore…], and it’s kind of embarrassing. But you know, maybe lobster newburg will make a comeback, just like bellbottoms did… amiright [no, probably not…]. And it’s pretty much because of what my mom would cook for us growing up. It feels like home.
Now lemme just say: this is NOT a recipe you’re gonna love because my mother cooked this for me growing up. You’re gonna love this recipe because it’s BANGIN’, and the sous chef will vouch for me there.