–chicken breast portion (size of 3 decks of cards, to be halved for serving)
–Parmesan cheese (shredded, one-quarter cup)
–garlic-herb breadcrumbs (boxed, one-quarter cup)
–garden marinara sauce (one-quarter cup; I used Ragu)
–Cabernet red wine (one-quarter cup)
–minced garlic (1 tablespoon, bottled)
–salt and pepper
1 – Place the chicken in a plastic bag. Pour in 3 tablespoons of olive oil. Season with salt and pepper. Then add garlic-herb breadcrumbs. Shake well. Then place breaded chicken in a covered baking dish.
2 – Stir together the red wine, marinara sauce, and minced garlic. Add a few drops of olive oil. Pour the sauce atop the chicken. Finish with Parmesan cheese.
3 – Microwave the chicken for 6 minutes on high. Then cut the chicken in half, and check the center for doneness. If not cooking completely, replace in the microwave for 1 minute more.
4 – Serve the chicken hot (one-half for each person), with ziti pasta, microwave 1 cup of pasta in 2 cups of water, salt to taste, for 6 minutes on high, 8 minutes on 50 percent power.