Chicken Bellagio

Crispy fried chicken with spaghetti, prosciutto, arugula and lemon. Every bite of that dish just works in harmony together. The flavors compliment and entertain~ basil, lemon, garlic, Parmesan(oh my)! This cheesecake factory copycat recipe of their Chicken Bellagio is easy to make at home and tastes super gourmet. Let us show you just how to make it!

Ingredients – 1 lb Spaghettini thin spaghetti Chicken – 4 Chicken Breasts – 1 cup Flour – 3 Eggs – 1 cup Italian Seasoned Bread Crumbs – 1 cup Parmesan Cheese – canola oil Pasta and Sauce – 1 clove Minced Garlic – 1 Cup Heavy Cream – ▢½ cup Fresh Grated Parmesan Cheese – 5-6 Fresh Basil Leaves  – 1 lemon – salt and pepper

THE CHICKEN 1. Prepare chicken by butterflying, or slicing in half so that the breast is half as thick.  2. Transfer to a sipper bag, or place between parchment sheets and pound chicken so that it is even in thickness. 3. In a large skillet, add oil to the pan and heat over medium heat. Prepare your breading. 4. Take a slice of chicken and dip it into the flour, coating both sides.

5. Immediately dip the floured chicken into the beaten eggs. Coat both sides. 6. Transfer to the bread crumb/parmesan mixture. Coat both sides. 7. Place in heated skilled and cook 3 minutes each side until golden and cooked thru.  8. Wipe out pan and add 1 teaspoon of olive oil. Add in minced garlic and cook quickly about 30 seconds.

9. Add in heavy whipping cream. Bring to a simmer and let thicken for a few minutes. 10. Add in lemon juice. 11. Add in ½ cup parmesan cheese. Stir until melted and combined. 12. Stir in minced basil.

13. Season with salt and ground black pepper. Remove from heat.

14. Add cooked pasta to the sauce. Toss to coat.

ASSEMBLE JUST LIKE CHEESECAKE FACTORY 1. To make your plate, start with a generous amount of pasta. 2. Top with to pieces of chicken. 3. Top with a few ribbons of prosciutto. 4. Garnish with arugula and shaved parmesan. Enjoy!

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