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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

What's For Dinner?

My new nephew is home from the hospital and doing well.  One of the nicest things people did for me when I had my babies was to bring me a meal.  I had four C-Sections so maneuvering through the house while sleep deprived proved difficult.  So in the same spirit, I try to prepare a meal for anyone close to me who has a baby.  I gave my brother a few choices and he chose Chicken Parmesan.  I hadn't made it in a few years because we grew tired of it.  But it sounded good so I made it for us too.  It's pretty simple...I think you'll enjoy it.  Ours was delicious!

Chicken Parmesan
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2 eggs, slightly beaten
Italian seasoned bread crumbs
Grated Parmesan cheese
1-2 cans Hunt's Spaghetti Sauce
4-8 slices (or 1 bag shredded) mozzarella cheese

Place chicken in a gallon-sized ziplock bag and seal.  Pound with a mallet to flatten.  Dip each piece of chicken in egg.  Coat in a mixture of half bread crumbs and half Parmesan cheese.  Brown each side in hot oil.  Spoon spaghetti sauce in a baking dish, enough to cover the bottom.  Place browned chicken on top and cover each piece with more sauce.  Bake at 350 for 1 hour, turning every 20 minutes.

About 10 minutes before chicken is scheduled to be done, cover each piece with cheese and continue baking.  Serve with a side of spaghetti, warm garlic bread, and a green salad.

*My Notes:
-I cut each piece of chicken in half width-wise to create more manageable pieces of chicken.
-My recipe didn't specify if I should cover the chicken while baking.  I think I usually do but this time I didn't.  If you don't cover it, check it often to make sure it's not burning.  Mine soaked up all the sauce on the bottom of the dish and I had to add more sauce when I turned it.
-Once I added the cheese, I turned on the broiler to get it nice and brown.  (I did not burn myself this time!)


Kristy said...

Oh! That looks delicious!! I will definitely try that soon! :)

k said...

Printing this out!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

This looks great! My guys love cheese!

Hines House said...

Looks tasty. I am going to have to try this.