Monday, April 15, 2013

Chicken Parmesan a la Mom

My kids love this chicken. Plus it's quick and easy.

Chicken Parmesan a la Mom

This time I had some regular whole wheat
bread crumbs that I mixed with the Panko.
Mostly, I just use Panko though.

10 Chicken tenders
1 c freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 c Panko bread crumbs, Italian style (the Panko gives the tender coating a great texture.
1 1/2 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp garlic powder
melted butter

Marinara sauce of your choice. I use the sauce from Cheese Ravioli in Primavera Sauce just without all the extra veggies

shredded Italian blend cheese

How to:
Make marinara first and let it simmer for awhile allowing for flavors to meld. Leftover marinara/spaghetti sauce works great for this.

Mix Parmesan through garlic powder in a large Ziploc bag.  Melt butter in a small bowl if using . Preheat oven to 400. 

Dip chicken tenders in melted butter, then into the Parmesan cheese mixture.
Make sure each tender is well coated. Place each tender on a foil lined pan
Finished chicken sans marinara.
and then cook till done and browned nicely, anywhere from 15-30 min depending on your oven and the thickness of your tenders. Mine usually take about 20 minutes total. I also usually put the broiler on for the last minute or two just to make sure that they are nice and brown.

Next, turn off the oven and remove pan . Put a little shredded Italian blend cheese on top of each tender. Return to the oven for about a minute to let cheese melt.

Serve with marinara sauce. Yum for meat eaters!

I served this with green beans and fresh fruit salad.

Chicken Parmesan a la Mom gets 4 spoons.

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