Il secondo in every Italian meal is a hearty protein, obviously, and ours was again thanks to Melanie, armed with Food Network fabulousness.
This was the basic inspiration: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/giada-de-laurentiis/chicken-milanese-with-tomato-and-fennel-sauce-recipe/index.html, although Melanie has these comments to say about her even easier actual execution:
“all you do is (well first you can pound the chicken in a plastic back with a rolling pin or something if you want; make sure it’s fairly thinly sliced)
dip the chicken in flour,
then SEASONED breadcrumbs- (saves work!). the ones i used were garlic. and i put salt and pepper in the egg and flour.
and then i fried them in a pan with enough oil to cover the bottom half of the chicken,
and didn’t flip for several minutes,
until the bottom was nice and crispy!”