Thursday, January 5, 2017

Easy no frying baked chicken parmigiana!

2017 is here so I'll be posting various recipes which will include some healthy options...Here's one...Enjoy!

If you are trying to cut carbohydrates but want a good Italian meal this one should appeal to you. Baked Chicken Parmigiana or Parmesan.

Along with my order of groceries this week I bought some boneless, skinless chicken breasts and they were on my menu this week.  I did not have any idea in place on what I was going to make with them.

Marinating is always an option.  It definitely keeps the chicken moist and flavorful.

I really had no specific plan on a meal but figured since I had Good Seasons salad dressing I had previously made the other day and I had some left  it would make a great marinade.  It's always a good idea to use your homemade salad dressing up quickly.  Bottled dressing keeps longer. IMO

I cleaned and washed the boneless chicken breasts and put them in a large zip lock bag and added at least 1/2 cup of dressing.(Guesstimate)  I let it set overnight in the refrigerator and figured the next day I'd decide either to bake or broil them for our evening meal.

Remembering that I had pasta sauce and sliced provolone also helped to put this meal in motion.  I make an effort to use ingredients I have to create meals and you can do it too. 

 We had a large salad along with it I and didn't make any pasta, potatoes or rice. Note:  It's difficult for me to not include pasta or potatoes with a meal so if you do decide to make this meal my way make sure you prepare a little more chicken so you can get the good protein that will fill you. 

It was sure healthy and delicious too! Enjoy!

1 lb. boneless chicken breasts (preferably) 2 large pieces
Italian dressing( I used Good Seasons)made according to directions(use as marinade)
Olive oil for spraying baking dish
Your favorite jarred pasta sauce 
Thickly sliced provolone cheese
Italian grated cheese

Marinate chicken breasts overnight or at least several hours before baking in your favorite salad dressing.

Set oven to 350 degrees.  Spray baking dish

Lightly spray baking dish with oil and Bake marinated chicken breasts(depending on size) covered for at least 35 to 45 minutes.  Remove from oven, slice and place back in baking dish.  Cover with Marinara sauce, some grated pecorino romano cheese and a few slices of provolone.  I used six but my dish was on the smaller size.  

Place back in oven bake uncovered about 15 minutes or until cheese has melted completely, remove from oven, allow to set for a few minutes and serve. Yummy!

After adding sauce and grated cheese to with sliced provolone cheese and bake until bubbly or broil watching carefully until cheese has melted and is bubbly.
A good meal in no time.

From my kitchen to yours,

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