This is one of those fun recipes where you get to use a hammer. There is nothing like a chicken breast that has been flattened down. It tenderizes the meat and makes it easier to cook it more evenly. Here is another great recipe that involves oregano. This recipe will make enough for four, depending on the size of the appetites. It goes well with pasta in a cream sauce (or even with just a bit of butter) and some green vegetable, asparagus is good.
4 half chicken breasts without skin or bones
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon crushed oregano leaves (not powdered unless that is all you have)
dash garlic powder
dash black pepper
4 slices provolone cheese
Prepare an 8X13-inch Pyrex baking dish by smearing the olive oil across the bottom.
Place one half chicken breast in a ziplock bag and after letting the air out, seal firmly. Beat the chicken breast to about 3/8-inch thickness. (If it is closer to 5/16-inch or 3/16, that is okay.) Follow the same procedure with each subsequent chicken breast half. As they come out of the bag, arrange them in the Pyrex baking dish.
Sprinkle spices over top of chicken. Now tightly seal the Pyrex dish with aluminum foil. Place in a 400 degree oven for 30 minutes. Carefully remove the foil (avoid a steam burn - they are the most painful kind) with a fork. Lay on slices of provalone cheese and bake for an additional 10 minutes.
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