Monday, March 3, 2014

Easy Chicken Parmesan

♥♥ Intermediate

At our house, we eat a lot of different types of food. But there's one thing that never changes. If I make something with a marinara sauce, there won't be leftovers. That's just a fact. So when I venture into an easy chicken Parmesan, the kids go crazy. ...and I love it. A lot.

This recipe is easy, and doesn't take a ton of preparation. It's relatively quick if you're needing dinner in a timely manner. I'm going to list a jar of marinara sauce in the ingredients, but I tend to make my own (sorry, secret family recipe), which you have time to do while the chicken is cooking, if you want.

What you'll need:
1 lb. Chicken Breast, sliced in half length-wise (thinner)
1 12oz Jar Marinara Sauce
3 C. Shredded Parmesan
1 C. Italian Breadcrumbs

How it's done:
1. Preheat oven to 400*F and prepare a baking sheet with non-stick spray.
2. In a bowl, combine breadcrumbs, and 1 cup Parmesan cheese. Dredge chicken in mixture, patting chicken so that it's thoroughly covered. Place on baking sheet and cook for 30 Minutes, flipping once.
3. While chicken is cooking, prepare a 9X13 baking dish by coating bottom with a thin layer of marinara sauce.
4. Once chicken is done cooking, lay it in your baking dish, cover with remaining marinara, and top with cheese. Bake in oven for 15 more minutes.Or until cheese starts to brown.

Serve over whole wheat spaghetti, with a side salad and garlic bread. Enjoy!