Chicken Parmesan

Tonight I fixed one of my favorite meals, Chicken Parmesan.  I came across this recipe probably a decade or so ago when the girls were younger and they loved it too.  It’s very simple and little less bad for you.

Ingredients:

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  • Chicken breasts – I use two whole breasts and then slice them in half.
  • Bowtie pasta
  • Spaghetti sauce – I use my homemade sauce.  You can use whatever brand you like best.
  • Mozzarella cheese – Shredded
  • Bread crumbs – You can also use Panko bread crumbs
  • Parmesan Cheese – grated or shredded
  • Olive Oil
  • Garlic powder
  • Salt & pepper

I start by putting a pot of water on to boil and preheat the oven to 425 degrees.  Then cook the bowtie pasta according to the directions.

While the water is coming to a boil, slice your chicken breast in half and then pound them out so they are even thickness.  I pound mine out between plastic wrap.  This keeps chicken from flinging around.

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Next, put about 3 tablespoons of Olive Oil into a bowl.  You’re going to dip the chicken breast into it so make sure it’s big enough for that job.

Then you need another dish for the breading.  Add about a cup of bread crumbs and approximately 1/4 cup of Parmesan cheese along with a tablespoon of garlic powder and then salt and pepper.

Dip the chicken breast in the olive oil and wipe off any excess then dredge it in the bread crumb mixture.

Place them into a greased 9″ x 13″ baking dish.  I like to add a little more Parmesan cheese to them at this point.

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Put them into the 425 degree oven and bake for 12-14 minutes.

Don’t forget about the pasta!  Be sure to stir it often.  Once it’s done, drain it and put in a bowl with some Olive Oil.  Just enough to keep it from sticking together.

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When the timer goes off for the chicken, pull it out of the oven and top it with the spaghetti sauce and mozzarella cheese.

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That one looks like he has legs. Hahahaha.  I cut that one a little too thin.

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Put them back into the 425 degree oven and cook for another 5 minutes.  The cheese should be nicely melted.

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I serve this up with the bowtie pasta and a nice garden salad.

I hope you enjoy this very yummy and quick meal.

Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to check me out on Instagram too @Newgardenhomestead.

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