Monday, September 27, 2010

Chicken Parmesan

Meals have not gone well the last few days.  Not because they didn't turn out but because I seem to be missing ingredients.  I did find the missing cheese that I couldn't find yesterday but knew I bought . . . lets just say it's not so pretty.  So tonight for dinner, I went on the fly and came up with this - Chicken Parmesan.  I have never made it, never been a big fan of it, but I had chicken and I had spaghetti stuff.  I must say, that turned out F A N T A S T I C!  I could make it again tomorrow!!!   It is actually two recipes combined :-)

Here ya go!
Step 1:
4 boneless chicken breasts
1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs
1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
One egg
1 tablespoon butter or margarine
1 tablespoon oil

Combine bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese and basil in one shallow bowl.  Put the egg in another bowl and whisk.  Heat up the oil and butter in a pan on medium high heat.   Flatten chicken to 1/4 inch thick.  Dredge through egg and than place in the bread crumbs, covering completely.  Place chicken in oil/butter and heat 3-5 minutes on each side.

Step 2:
2 cups spaghetti sauce
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan
2 cups cooked spaghetti

Place the chicken breasts in a 9 x 13 pan.  Pour the spaghetti sauce over the chicken.  Cover with both cheeses.  Cook at 400 degrees for 25-30 minutes.   Cook spaghetti as directed and place in serving bowl.  Place chicken on top of noodles and add sauce.

So it isn't the prettiest looking dish but it sure was good!

Enjoy :-)

1 comment:

Mel said...

I love chicken parm. It's the dish I always choose when I get to go for Italian out. :) I'll be adding this to a menu soon.