Monday, June 29, 2009

Yummy Chicken w/ Parmesan


This is one of those weeknight dinners that will feel like something much more involved and fancy than it is. I love this recipe because 99% of the time these are all ingredients I keep "in stock" here at the casa, so this requires no stoppin at the store~ molto bene!! This would go brilliantly with the "glorious salad" ala Kelle I posted last week, or just some simple steamed veggies with a little whole wheat pasta.

Chicken w/ Parmesan
serves 4

4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, rinsed & patted dry
about 1-2 cups bread crumbs or panko
1 T each; dry crushed basil & oregano
1 tsp garlic powder
Kosher salt & cracked back pepper
3/4 cups shredded Parmesan cheese + some for topping chicken before serving
2 eggs
2 Cups tomato-based pasta sauce (I keep homemade on hand via the freezer, yay Pyrex!!) but this would be about the same as one small jar from the store...

Heat a large skillet, add about 2 T olive oil (to lightly coat the bottom of the pan, I usually add just a thin coat then spray some non-stick spray)Mix the breadcrumbs, herbs Parmesan in a shallow bowl. Lightly beat the egg in a separate shallow bowl.
Dredge chicken breasts in egg, then coat in the herb,cheese, breadcrumb mix~ place crusted chicken in heated pan with oil. Cook about 7 minutes on the first side, then flip and cook about 7 minutes on the second side...cook about 3-5 minutes more on each side, until the chicken is cooked through (165-175 degrees) and golden brown on each side. Meanwhile heat the pasta sauce in a small sauce pot and when the chicken is on it's last flip spoon a sauce over the top, sprinkle with Parmesan and serve w/ salad or steamed veggies~ This is a SUPER easy weeknight dinner that is great for leftover pasta sauce or chicken breasts you are wondering what the heck to do with.



Rose at The Bite Me Kitchen said...

One of my favorite comfort foods EVER!

I like to serve it with roasted broccoli dusted with asagio and a handful of whole wheat pasta!


MaryBeth said...

I would love to sit down and have this for dinner, it looks so comforting and delish!!