Today I had a million things to do. I found myself running from one place to the next. Dinnertime was fastly approaching and I knew I had to come up with something and quick. So I drove to the grocery store and decided that I’d whip together a batch of Chicken Parmesan. A dish that takes no time to put together when your making it the semi-homemade way. Which is what I did this evening.
My family always loves this dish and hey, who cares if it’s not always totally from scratch, if time is of the essence and quality isn’t sacrificed.
I thought for those of you that run in twenty different directions daily like I do, you might enjoy this easy recipe.
4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
Italian Breadcrumbs (I use Progresso)
1 3/4 – 2 cup package of Mozzerella Cheese
1 lb. 10oz. jar of Pasta Sauce (We love Robusto Ragu with Sauteed Onions & Garlic)
Non-stick cooking spray
Wash chicken breasts and set on plate.
Pour breadcrumbs in a large soup bowl. Dip moistened chicken breasts into crumbs and place each in a hot saute pan that has approximately 2 tablespoons of oil added to it.
Once all 4 chicken breasts have been added to the saute pan cover with lid and reduce to medium heat for about 3 minutes. Just enough to get brown on one side. Then flip chicken pieces over and saute for another 3 minutes until that side is brown.
While the chicken is sauteing spray a 9×13 pan with non-stick spray. Spread about 1/4 of the pasta sauce over the bottom of the pan.
When the chicken has browned on both sides remove and place on top of the pasta sauce.
Pour the rest of the sauce over the chicken, being sure to cover each piece.
Then sprinkle the package of Mozzerella cheese over each piece of chicken.
Cover with foil, shiny side facing in (keeps heat in).
Bake at 350 degrees for 30-45 minutes – until cheese has melted and sauce is bubbling.
Take pan out of the oven and plate up with Ceasar Salad and fresh veggies.
Although this may sound like a lot of steps it’s not. Plus, I’ve never met anyone that doesn’t like it. I hope you do too!
Remember: If you like this recipe or any of the recipes that I’ve posted, and are looking to hone your culinary skills – Consider, “At Home with Vicki Bensinger”, In-Home Culinary Classes. To view “classes offered” go to the right side of my blog and click on the label.
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