After ten (amazing) days in Tahiti , we were happy to be home and excited to start “married life”. One of the aspects of married life we were looking forward to most? Home-cooked meals!! Vacation is amazing… but restaurant food can get old… On our first night home, and after a lengthy and thorough Costco trip… we had our first home made dinner as Man and wife: Chicken Parmesan.
SUPER easy! SUPER filling!
2 Chicken Breast (at least partially thawed)
1/2 Italian Dressing
1 tablespoon Italian Seasoning
1 Cup Bread Crumbs
1 Jar Pasta Sauce of your Preference
4 Slices Mozzerella Cheese
Grated Parmesan for Garnish
2 Servings Cooked Pasta of your Preference
Pre-heat over to 350 degrees. Pour Italian Dressing into a shallow bowl. Combine bread crumbs and Italian Seasoning in a shallow bowl or on a plate. Dip/Coat Chicken breasts in Italian Dressing. Dredge moist breasts through bread crumb mix, ensuring that they become thoroughly coated on every side. (This is why I recommend having partially thawed chicken. The coating doesn’t seem to stick very well to completely frozen chicken surfaces.) Spray baking dish with non-stick spray and spread a little pasta sauce in the bottom. Place the breaded breasts into the dish, pour additional sauce over the breasts. No need to fill the whole dish, just make sure each piece is covered. Lay 2 slices of mozzarella over the length of each breast, add a tiny bit more sauce, and shake some parmesan over the top if you like…
Bake Chicken for approximately 45 minutes if breasts were completely thawed; One hour if they were a bit frozen.
Boil pasta of your preference.
You can reserve some of the pasta sauce from the jar to drench the pasta when you serve… However, I really like the cheesy sauce mixture that gathers in the bottom of the dish. Generally, I spoon this on top of both the pasta and the chicken when ready to serve…
Pair with garlic bread and a good glass of wine… serve, and enjoy!
(See, SO easy! and SOOO satisfying!)