Chicken crostina

May 31, 2008 at 11:19 p.m. ET

Though chicken breasts are a healthy alternative to red meat, they can sometimes be bland. If you are looking for a fabulous chicken dish that your whole family will love, check out this recipe for Chicken Crostina.

This delicious chicken entrée features a golden potato-parmesan crust. It's paired with linguine pasta and a creamy garlic-butter sauce.


  • 6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 cups & 1 Tbsp flour
  • 1 Tbsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp pepper
  • 1 Tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 Tbsp roasted garlic, minced
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 5 Tbsp Colavita Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 lb linguine
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 cup roma tomatoes, cored & diced
  • 2 Tbsp parsley, chopped

Potato crust

  • 1 1/2 cups seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup parsley, chopped
  • 1 small potato, peeled & grated
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • salt & pepper to taste


Mix all ingredients for Potato Crust in a bowl and set aside.

Mix 1 1/2 cups flour, salt, pepper and Italian seasoning in a shallow dish. Dredge chicken in the mixture, shaking off any excess.

Heat 3 Tbsp oil in a large skillet. Cook chicken breasts 2 at a time over medium-high heat until golden brown and crisp, or until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F. Add more oil for each batch as necessary.

Place cooked chicken breasts on a baking sheet or dish and top with potato crust mixture. Transfer baking sheet to a pre-heated broiler until golden brown (1-2 minutes).

Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside.

Heat 2 Tbsp oil in a sauce pan. Add roasted garlic, cook for 1 minute. Stir in 1 Tbsp of flour and wine and bring to a boil. Add cream, parmesan cheese, 1 Tbsp parsley, and tomatoes. Sauce is done when it is bubbling throughout and has started to thicken.

Coat pasta with sauce, then top with chicken and remaining sauce. Garnish with chopped parsley.

This recipe was provided by Olive Garden. This dish was inspired and created at Olive Garden's Culinary Institute of Tuscany in Italy.

In the video, chef Paolo Lafata will show you how to prepare this amazing chicken recipe. It's a wonderful way to add some pizazz to your family's chicken doldrums.

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