Thursday, July 16, 2009
Last night I made one of the regular meals we have at least every other week. I'd never really paid attention to how I made it so last night I decided to take some time and write down what I do so I can post it here. I'm sure there are a million versions of this around but this is how I've been making it for years now. This is really one of my husband's favorite meals. He gets it every time we go to a restaurant and it's on their menu. Last night he told me he was going low carb! I said what am I supposed to do??? I already planned on making the chicken Parmesan and he said it's okay..just don't bread mine. He had his chicken (not breaded) and on a bed of salad greens. Everyone else had theirs on top of spaghetti noodles with a side of garlic bread.
* 1 egg, beaten
* about 1 cup of Italian seasoned dry bread crumbs
* 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves (I like to pound on mine and make them thin)
* 1 jar spaghetti sauce (if you can make this homemade..even better)
* 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
* Grated Parmesan cheese (fresh is best)
1.)Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a baking dish with Pam.
2.)Take your mallet and beat your frustrations away on a chicken breast placed between two pieces of wax paper.
3.)Pour egg into one shallow bowl and bread crumbs on a plate or another shallow bowl.
4.) Dip chicken into egg and then into the bread crumbs.
5.) Place coated chicken in the prepared baking dish and bake for about 40 minutes, or until no longer pink inside and juices run clear.
6.)You may now use another greased baking dish to pour 1/2 of the spaghetti sauce into and then place the chicken on top. Since I don't like dirtying up too many dishes I usually just remove the chicken from the dish..remove the liquid from the breasts and then place 1/2 the jarred spaghetti sauce in the dish. Then I put the chicken back and pour the rest of the sauce over the chicken, and then top with the mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses.
7.) Put the chicken dish back in the oven and bake another 15-20 minutes until the cheese is nice and melted on top.
8.) Serve over cooked spaghetti noodles with a side of garlic bread and dig in! I always sprinkle extra Parmesan on mine..hey it is called Chicken Parmesan!