Friday, February 10, 2012

Food Friday - Skillet Chicken Parmesan

I love food. I love to make it and I love to eat it (but mostly make it). Every Friday I intend to post a new recipe for you to try. I won't post it unless I have tried to make it because I want to know it is good.

This one is short(er) too... I am on a ROLL!

I mentioned in an earlier post that we had an AWESOME supper not too long ago. I also mentioned (here) that I love to read cookbooks more than I love to read novels. And I love novels. Well, I bought 3 cookbooks when I went to Barnes and Nobel last week: Pillsbury, Hersheys, and best of all, Campbells. Holy smoke stack, folks... I am like a kid in a candy store except for the fact that I am not a kid (physically) and it is not candy that I love.

Well while reading my book with post-it notes in hand, I marked down a couple of pages that I have to try. Ready? Sure you are: Skillet Chicken Parmesan.

You will need: 
  • 1-2 tbsp olive oil
  • 8 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 jar Prego® Traditional Italian Sauce
  • 4-6 skinless, boneless chicken breasts (remember what size pan you're using... I totally underestimated the size of my pan...)
  • 1- 1 1/2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 lb (small box) of linguine pasta cooked
Now, I will warn you, this is a recipe that almost requires you to improvise. I am estimating with the cheeses, amount of chicken, etc... use what you need.
  • Stir about half of the Parmesan cheese into pasta sauce and set aside. 
  • Add olive oil to skillet and heat 1 min. Add chicken and cook until browned. Drain.

  • While this is cooking, be sure to throw your pasta in a kettle of boiling water. It will take about 15 minutes. Also, be sure to add olive oil to the cooking noodles so they don't stick together!
  • Pour pasta sauce/Parmesan mixture over chicken; turn breasts over to coat both sides with sauce. Cover and cook over medium heat 10 min. or until the chicken done. 

  • Top with mozzarella cheese and remaining 2 tbsp. Parmesan cheese. Let stand 5 min. or until cheese is melted. 
I also threw on a little parsley and a pinch of garlic. Yummy!
  •  Place the chicken and some extra sauce on top of the pasta and serve. This meal goes great with garlic bread and steamed veggies.

This one is D-E-L-I-C-I-O-U-S! Even the leftovers are wonderful! Be sure to let me know if you tried it and what customizations you made so I can try it your way too! Join in for Food Friday!


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