Saturday, January 24, 2015

Chicken Parm - Light and Easy

Want a meal that you can prepare in less than an hour with little effort and taste like you spent all day in the kitchen?  Well this recipe is for YOU!


3 boneless chicken breasts
1 jar of your favorite spaghetti sauce (don't skimp here - use a good one!)
1 sweet onion, peeled and sliced
Olive oil
Salt, Pepper and Garlic powder to taste

What to do-

Preheat oven to 350.

Spray a casserole dish with cooking spray, then add 1/2 cup of the spaghetti sauce to bottom.  Spread around to coat.

Place each chicken breast between wax paper, and using a meat mallet (I prefer a small cast iron skillet) pound each breast down to flatten about a 1/2 inch thick.

Salt, pepper and apply garlic powder to each breast.

In a skillet over medium high heat, add the olive oil and saute the onions.  Add onions to the bottom of the casserole dish.

Add a little more olive oil to the skillet and then brown the chicken breast on each side. (The middle of the breast will still be well under cooked.)

Add the breasts to the casserole dish, then cover all three with another 1/2 cup or so of sauce.

Place in oven and cook for 35 minutes.  When the time is up, add parmesan chees to the top of each breast and return to oven.  Switch from bake to broil for two to three minutes.

I had some left over egg noodles from some soup over the weekend, so I added the chicken and sauce to a portion of noodles.  This is great by itself also.


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