Monday, March 22, 2010

Quick Chicken Parm

Abel liked this.
Some jar sauces aren't too bad and doctoring them up makes them tastier. I like adding garlic, onions, basil, and parmesan. That made this meal practical for a before-work project. Also, getting chicken breasts pre-cut into smaller pieces helps them cook faster. Any time your kid gives your dinner a thumbs up equals happiness!

Baked Chicken Tenders

1 lb fresh chicken tenders
1/2 c flour
1 egg whisked
plain yogurt
bread crumbs with salt, pepper, parsley, and parmesan cheese mixed in

Put all of these on separate plates and dredge every chicken tender through each in the order above; then place in a foil lined pan, spraying foil with cooking spray. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 min depending on the size of the pieces. (It doesn't usually take as long as you would think.) Then turn up the oven to broil for a few minutes to crisp the chicken.

Chicken Parm Part

2 c mozz cheese
3/4 lb of your choice of pasta, cooked

Doctored up jar sauce: saute half an onion finely diced and 2 cloves of diced garlic; add 1 jar sauce plus parmesan and basil to taste.

After chicken is slightly crisp remove from oven and put a ladel full of sauce over the pieces. Sprinkle 1.5 c mozzarella cheese over the sauce and chicken, and return to broil for a min or two, just long enough for the cheese to melt.

Extra cheese is for the pasta!!

Mangia~ Tracey

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