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Monday, April 2, 2012

Chicken Parmesan

On a busy school night, although I LOVE to cook, I usually don't have all that much time or energy for an all-out home cooked, made from scratch meal. (This may change because my new kitchen is pretty amazing!) Usually something quick and easy is preferable. However, I try extremely hard(most of the time) to be a healthy eater. A simple solution: the Crock Pot! I certainly have not used this bad boy as much as I should... but that is about to change. I found a simply amazing recipe for Chicken Parmesan... in the crock pot. When I get home from school, I simply have to boil some pasta and whip up a salad, and we're ready to go! And best of all, it's super delish!

recipe from: Siggy Spice

2-4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
1/2 cup Italian Seasoned Bread Crumbs
1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese
1/4 t black pepper
1/4 t kosher salt
1 TBSP olive oil
1 egg, beaten
sliced or shredded mozzarella cheese
favorite jarred marinara sauce

Spread the 1 TBSP of olive oil into the bottom of your crockpot stoneware insert.
Beat the egg with a fork in a separate bowl.
Mix the bread crumbs with the seasonings and the Parmesan cheese in another separate dish.
Dip the chicken into the egg, then into the bread crumb mixture, coating both sides with crumbs, cheese and seasonings.
Place the chicken breast pieces in the bottom of the crockpot.
Layer 2-3 slices or 1-2 cups of mozzarella cheese on top, depending on how much cheese you like.
Cover chicken and cheese with entire jar of marinara sauce.

Close lid and cook on low for 6-7 hours or high for 3-4.
Serve with your favorite pasta.


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