Parmesan Chicken is one of those meals my kids love…except if your Aidan and you loved it the last two times but refused to eat it today. 3 year olds. Gracyn has been asking for this meal so I surprised her with it tonight. She had 3 helpings of it while Aidan cried about not wanting to eat any of his. He fell asleep right before dinner and does not wake well from late afternoon naps…otherwise I think he would have devoured this. One of the best things about this meal is the amount of time it takes to prepare. It takes less than 30 minutes, which is great for those nights when hubby is home late and you have the meal, clean up, bath and bed routines all by yourself. Here is the recipe I use…I’m sure there are many out there.
1 package (about 5 breast pieces) of thin cut chicken breast or pound regular breasts flat yourself
Italian bread crumbs
1 egg lightly beaten
Olive oil….add more to pan as needed…I think I used 1/4 cup all told
1 jar prepared spaghetti sauce of your choice…or homemade if it is available in your freezer
Parsley flakes
Shredded Parmesan cheese
Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
Cooked spaghetti noodles
Dip chicken breasts in beaten egg and then dredge in breadcrumbs. Heat oil in a frying pan and brown chicken breasts until golden and crispy on both sides. Turn down heat and slowly add spaghetti sauce. Sauce will steam and spit if pan is too hot. Add a sprinkle of parsley flakes and cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Sprinkle parmesan cheese and top with mozzarella cheese and simmer 5 more minutes until cheeses are melted. Serve chicken breasts on top of warm cooked noodles. Voila…dinner is served. (You can also do this with eggplant slices for a nice eggplant parmesan in a hurry….I usually make a more involved eggplant…but I bet this would work fine too!)
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Comments

  1. Our growing family says:

    yum! I must try this!

  2. Our 6 year old still isn’t out of the yesterday-I-like-it-today-I-don’t phase. Any suggestions?

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