Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Tried and True

One of my husband's favorite meals is Chicken Parmesan. I started making this for him years ago while we were still dating. Though it may not be a Southern dish, I figured I would share it with you any way. This is a super easy recipe for new cooks to try. Seriously, it takes no brains whatsoever.

All you need to get started is boneless, skinless chicken breasts, spaghetti sauce, noodles, Italian breadcrumbs and mozzarella cheese.

Pre-heat oven to 400

Get the water boiling for the spaghetti.

You will need to pound out the chicken breast to about 1/2 inch thickness using a meat mallet and a plastic zip top bag. You don't have to close the top and clean up is easy.

Season the breasts with salt, pepper and a little garlic powder. Cover with breadcrumbs.

Place chicken in a casserole dish or large roasting pan. Cook for 15 mins.

Remove chicken and smother with spaghetti sauce and mozzarella cheese, put back in oven for 10 mins.

Drain the spaghetti.

Heat remaining sauce in a sauce pan to go on top of the noodles.

Put the oven on broil until the top is brown. Don't walk away from this one. The broiler can go from friend to enemy in like a minute. Trust me.

Top the noodles with sauce and a piece of chicken. I like to shave some Parmesan to finish it off.

If that is not good, then I don't know what is. I hope you enjoy it. I know we did. You will notice that I did not fry anything. I really like the way the baked chicken tastes. Besides that, it is a lot easier on the waistline.


  1. Did someone get a new camera?

    The food looks wonderful. Send all leftovers to:

    Good going sis!

  2. I wish I had a new camera. Those were taken with my old trusty kodak. I could use a new one but my funds are low. Leftovers are on the way.