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Quick Chicken Parmigiana

How many times has this happened to you… No plan for dinner and you find yourself starring at the pantry.

That was totally me the other night, and I’m usually so organized when it comes to dinners! I suppose that’s what happens in a new month when I didn’t pre-write my meals on the calendar. Turn the page and… it was blank! Oops.

Thank goodness I always keep a few select pantry items on hand. This time it was pasta sauce and breadcrumbs to the rescue, and I just happened to have some chicken breasts in the fridge! Throw a little mozzarella cheese into the mix with a veggie on the side, and voila! Dinner is served.

This is by far the easiest method for making chicken parmigiana that I have ever found. From start to finish it only takes 40 minutes, and 35 minutes of that it’s sitting in the oven!

What are your must haves when it comes to stocking the pantry?

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Quick Chicken Parmigiana
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Slice each chicken breast into cutlets, making 4 thin pieces of chicken.
  2. Whisk the egg in a bowl with a bit of water. Combine the breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese, salt, & pepper in a wide bowl or platter with an edge.
  3. Dredge chicken breasts in egg then breadcumbs. Place into a baking dish that has been sprayed with non-stick spray.
  4. Bake 10 minutes, flip chicken and bake 10 minutes more.
  5. Pour sauce over chicken and bake another 5 minutes. Sprinkle cheese over sauce and bake 10 minutes longer. Remove from oven and serve.
Recipe Notes

For those who aren't in love with tomato sauce, you can use alfredo or even leave it dry and just top with cheese. Don't skip those 5 minutes of baking time, though!

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