Monday, February 15, 2010

Day 76, Chicken Parmesan

I like chicken parmesan and the way I make it causes less breading to stick to the chicken, but you still get all the flavor.

Chicken Parmesan

1 pound chicken breasts, cut into 4 pieces
1 cup bread crumbs
1/2 cup grated parmesan
1 tbsp italian seasoning
1/2 jar spaghetti sauce
1 cup mozzarella cheese
1/2 box penne pasta

In a resealable bag, mix bread crumbs, parmesan and seasoning. Add chicken one piece at a time and shake until coated. Place breaded chicken in a foil lined baking pan. Spread spaghetti sauce evenly over chicken, add mozzarella cheese on top. Bake in a 350 degree preheated oven for 30 minutes, until cooked through. Cook pasta according to box and serve cooked chicken over noodles.

Serves 4

If you desire a thicker breading on your chicken, mix an egg in a bowl, dip the chicken in the egg then dip the coated chicken in breading mixture. I just prefer less cleanup and less mess on my hands. This is a simple way to make an elegant meal. It looks like it took a lot of time and effort to make, but it only takes about 45 minutes all together. Be sure to use a pureed sauce rather than a chunky one when preparing this dish.

Flavor Rating: Great, a nice Italian meal.

Ease of Preparation: Easy, you'll get a little messy, but not too bad. Be sure to trim the fat off the chicken before preparing.

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