Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Deconstructed Chicken Parm
I like chicken parm, but it's not my favorite unless I'm eating it during brunch at Palo on a Disney Cruise Ship. You have never tasted better chicken parm, not even from your Nonna. I promise you.
I never make it at home because I don't feel like pounding chicken boobs until they're thin and then egg washing them and coating them etc etc. Pounding chicken boobs will surely lead a host of perverts to this blog in a google search. Sorry perverts, but this is a recipe. Go elsewhere for your chicken porn or animal cruelty interests.
I saw Chicken Parm Casserole on pinterest so I decided to give it a shot as a quick weeknight meal - and it is quick and easy, with few ingredients all of which I had on hand. That's a winner for me. See the original recipe here.
3 chicken boobs, cut into bite sized pieces
Salt & Pepper
2.5 cups pasta sauce
1.5-2 cups mozzarella cheese - divided
Parmesan cheese (to taste)
3/4+ of a 5 oz bag of garlic croutons
Preheat oven to 350 and spray a 13x9 dish with cooking spray.
Chop chicken into bite sized pieces. In a bowl, season with salt, pepper, garlic salt, and garlic powder - just a light misting of all of them. Toss to coat. Lay chicken in a single layer at the bottom of the dish. Sprinkle with oregano and basil.
Spread sauce over the top.
Sprinkle 1 cup of mozzarella cheese evenly over the sauce layer. Give the ol' parmesan a few shakes to your taste.
Put croutons in a gallon ziploc bag and roll over them with a rolling pin. Be sure to leave some big chunks intact. Sprinkle them on top of the cheese layer. If you want more croutons, add more. You're the boss!
Sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup of mozzarella cheese on top - again, use another 1/2 cup if you want because (say it with me) you're the boss!
Bake for 40 minutes and let stand for five minutes before serving.
In closing, Haikuesday:
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