Chicken Leo

Beth Colon


About 10 years ago, I worked at a restaurant called "Red Bone Alley" and they had amazing food! They closed their doors and I completely missed their food! Especially this dish. So I got into the kitchen and came up with this. My whole family loves this recipe. I hope you try it and your family loves it as much as we do.


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30 Min
45 Min


  • ·
    vegetable oil

  • 2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
    chili powder
  • 1 tsp
    basil, dried
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    oregano, dried
  • 1 tsp
    garlic powder

  • 3
  • 2 Tbsp

  • 6
    chicken breasts, boneless and skinless
  • 6 slice
    swiss cheese
  • 6 slice

  • 1/4 c
  • 1 c
    half and half cream
  • 1 clove
  • 1 1/2 c
    shredded parmesan cheese (not the powdered kind)
  • 1/4 c
  • ·
    spaghetti,fettucine, linguini or angel hair pasta

How to Make Chicken Leo


  1. Place vegetable oil in frying pan, enough to cover bottom of pan and so that the chicken will be half covered in the oil when frying. You don't want the chicken completely covered.
    Heat oil over med-high heat
  2. Place water on the stove to boil for noodles
  3. Trim chicken breasts of any fat and pound out to 1/4-1/2 in thickness.
  4. Set up breading station: I use pie plates. In one plate mix flour and all the seasonings together. In the other plate whisk together the eggs and milk.

    Take the chicken breasts one at a time and place them in the flour mixture, shake excess off, place them in the egg mixture then back into the flour mixture. Set aside on another plate till all of them are done.
  5. Place chicken breasts in hot oil. 2-3 in the pan at a time. Don't over crowd the pan.
    Cook for about 3 minutes per side until golden brown and crispy.
    When you take them out of the oil, place on a towel lined plate (or use paper towels or brown paper bag) to drain excess oil.
    From there, the chicken breasts go onto a baking pan (for best results also use a rack on the pan)
    Place a slice of ham and a slice of Swiss cheese on top of the chicken.
    Place chicken in a 350* oven for about 10 minutes until cheese is good and melted and bubbling.

    **NOTE: please, always check the chicken to make sure it is done. You may have to cook the chicken longer. It depends on the thickness of the chicken breasts. The internal temp should be about 180*
  6. While the chicken is cooking, you can add the noodles to boiling water and make Alfredo sauce.

    **NOTE: You can make the sauce as follows OR you can take a short cut and use packaged Alfredo noodles, whatever is your family's favorite. But this sauce is pretty good and easy! LOL
  7. Alfredo sauce: Melt butter in pan over med-low heat. Add in 1/2 and 1/2, simmering for about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and the cheese, whisking quickly. Stir in parsley

    Drain noodles and toss with Alfredo sauce.
  8. To serve: Place a serving of Alfredo noodles on a plate and top with one of the chicken breasts. Garnish with extra shredded Parmesan and parsley.


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Course/Dish: Chicken

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