On the menu for tonight -
Easy Chicken Parmesan over Noodles, with a side salad
4-6 split boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2 large eggs
1 cup Panko
1/2 cup parmesan cheese, times 2
** Seasonings **
1 can Hunts spaghetti sauce
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1 lb box of spaghetti (or a gluten-free option)
Cooking Oil (I use extra virgin olive oil)
Salt & Pepper
1) Here's the first most *Easy* part of this recipe -
Open the package of chicken breasts, and season them with salt and pepper. I like the grinder kind of sea salt and black pepper that can be found at the grocery store. I'm *Easy* like that. ;)
Why this step is so *Easy* -
Most Chicken Parmesan recipes call for placing the breasts between wax paper and pounding on them to flatten them. I don't like to do this; I like my chicken breasts to be thick, and I think mine come out tasting just great regardless.
I like my Yin Yang eggs, seen here prior to being beaten.
Let the breasts sit for about 15 minutes.
(Yes, mine aren't too pretty at this point, but trust me - it's all good!)
7) Here's the second most *Easy* part of this recipe -
Pour one can of spaghetti sauce over the breasts, letting it run in between and along the edges of the pan. Be sure each breast is nicely covered with sauce.
Yes, you could make your own sauce, or doctor something up, but then I probably wouldn't call your version "Easy"!
Spread the remaining 1/2 cup of parmesan cheese over each breast as well.
Add more of your selected seasonings if you would like.
9) Pop the pan into a 450 degree oven, and cook for 25-35 minutes, depending on the size of the breasts.
I used a lettuce mix that I had previously rinsed and torn, and just poured it into a large bowl. I cut up a few veggies that we enjoy and added them to the salad, and set out a few toppings on the side.
Once the water comes to a boil, add one box of spaghetti noodles (or your choice of a gluten-free option).
Cook to al dente as directed on the box.
Drain and keep close by.
Serve with your salad. Bread would be nice, too.
Are you ready for our verdict??
It was DELICIOUS!! It came out looking a little dark on top, I'm sure due to the high heat, but once I spooned a little extra sauce over you couldn't even tell, and it tasted just right. I will be craving this one...
My official taste testers weighed in with thumbs up from both guys.
And the final *Easy* part? THEY cleaned up for me!!
If you try this recipe, I'd love to hear about your experience! Will you change anything? Add or remove any ingredients? Share it with us, and send pictures, too.
Remember ~ Life is better with a bit of flavor!