Another Chicken post, sorry. It’s a current trend and I’ll be posting some tips at a later time which are non-chicken related. I stumbled upon an easy way to make chicken parmesan that I don’t think is too bad for you besides the cheese. Added bonus is that it is baked not fried like it is traditionally served in restaurants. I’ve been serving it up beside spaghetti noodles & greens of some sort. I like it as it doesn’t require a lot of “prep” which is great for those who don’t have a lot of time (or for some of us patience) for that kind of thing. And it doesn’t require any fancy schmancy kitchen stuff either. Again another easy recipe to halve, or multiply. The topping turns into this awesome crunchy, chewy cheeziness I can’t get enough of…. yummm
So here it is…..Chicken Parm Parm
Kitchen stuff you’ll need:
- a way to mash up garlic either a press or one of those ceramic thingy’s or the fine grate on your cheese grater (the little tiny ones)
- 9×13 dish
- A cheese grater unless you are using pre-grated cheese
- Chicken breasts (I serve 6)
- 2 garlic cloves shredded or mushed or pulverized
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- a pinch of red pepper flakes (or more or less or omit)
- Tomato sauce
- Shredded Mozzarella cheese (I use about 2 cups… you can use more or less)
- Shredded Parmesan Cheese (I use about a cup total…again you can add more or less)
- A package of croutons in your favorite flavor… I prefer parmesan…again make it to your taste
Note: the sauce can be a ready made flavored sauce like a parmesan, four cheese, or basic basil or you can use a large can of crushed tomatoes and season with fresh or dried herbs. I like to keep it basic as I am usually in a rush so I stick with a large jar of Parmesan Tomato sauce.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Drizzle Extra Virgin Olive Oil over base of 9×13 pan
- sprinkle mushed up/finely shredded garlic & red pepper flakes on bottom of pan, swirl around to spread it out evenly
- Place chicken breasts nicely in pan, try not to crowd them too much
- Pour jar of tomato sauce over breasts (or crushed tomatoes and then season with fresh or dried herbs to your taste) make sure all your boobies are covered
- Sprinkle half your Mozza & Parm over the sauce try to get it evenly if you can, if not no big deal.
- dump croutons and spread out over cheese/boobs evenly
- Top the croutons with the remainder of your cheese.
- Pop in the oven and for 6 boobs time would be about 40-45 minutes. If making this with 4 I would hazard a guess your boobs would be done in 30-35 minutes depending on their size. If making this recipe for 2 or less halve this entire recipe.