Saturday, September 6, 2008

Parm Chicken

This was dinner Thursday night. A hit in my house for sure! It's super easy too...And I like easy!
Parmesan Chicken
6-8 boneless skinless chicken tenderloins-you can use fresh or thaw them out from the giant bag I know we all get from Costco-that's what I did. ; )
6 oz spaghetti broken in half
1 jar of your favorite spaghetti sauce
3/4 cup Italian bread crumbs
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 eggs or 3/4 cup of buttermilk
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cook spaghetti as directed, drain and then place back into pan, but don't cook anymore. In a dish, mix together bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese. In another dish, crack eggs or pour in buttermilk. In large frying pan, pour about an inch of oil in the bottom and heat till about medium high. Coat each piece of chicken in the egg or buttermilk. Then place in the bread crumbs and coat. Place in the oil. Continue until all your chicken is frying up. Cook in oil for about 3 minutes then turn them over. Watch them and turn down oil if needed. You don't want to burn them. Stab the chicken with a knife to see if it's still pink in the middle. While cooking, Pour 1/2 - 3/4 spaghetti sauce into the noodles. Eyeball it so it's not too saucy. Pour the noodles into a 9x9 baking dish. When chicken is done, place on top of the spaghetti. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese on top. Bake 6-8 minutes, so the spaghetti is heated through and the cheese is melted.
Candied Apples and Carrots- these are delish! Cook while chicken is in the oven.
1/2 bag baby carrots
2 granny smith apples
1 TBS butter
2 TBS brown sugar
Cube the apples. Melt butter in a small sauce pan on medium. Add the apples and carrots. Sprinkle brown sugar on top. Cover and turn heat to low. Cook about 5 minutes or till tender. OR use those Ziploc microwave steamer bags. If you use these, cook the carrots and apples separately. The carrots take about 4 minutes and the apples take about 2. Place in a bowl and mix together.
Caesar Salad
1/2 head romaine lettuces
handful crasins
handful croutons
a pinch or two shredded Parmesan cheese
2 TBS your favorite Caesar dressing
Toss together and enjoy!

1 comment:

PennsylvaniaBelle said...

The spaghetti sauce- Does it have to be your favorite? hahaha j/k It looks delicious!