Monday, May 31, 2010

Simple Parmesan Chicken over Pasta

I had a wonderful weekend in Odessa! Usually my trips home are full of events and being pulled from back and forth from friends and all my family. This time I was there for 5 days and besides Ivy's graduation and grad party we didn't have any plans. I felt like I had some time to just sit back and relax! Well....haha we didn't rest, yesterday mom and I cleaned out her closet for 7 hours straight!!!! I will be writing a blog about it on my Fashion and Makeup Blog. Ivy was adorable! Her party was a blast and now she is all grown up with her High School degree and her first job as a lifeguard. Now back to reality in LaLa land. I can't wait to see Jeffrey, I missed him so much, but I was really sad to leave my mama!!
Jeffrey is working and will be home soon. I don't have much food in the house since I haven't been home, so I am trying to figure out what to make him before he gets home. This meal is easy and includes ingredients that don't perish quickly, I usually reserve it for later in my 2 week menu. I think I will make it tonight!

Simple Parmesan Chicken

7 Chicken Tenders (3 for me, 4 for Jeffrey..)
3/4 cup Panko bread crumbs
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1 cup marinara sauce
1/2 cup Italian shredded cheese or shredded Mozzarella
1/4 cup freshly grated parmesan

Spray a baking pan with Pam. Light up chicken tenders side by side. Sprinkle Italian seasoning and salt and pepper on chicken.

Sprinkle bread crumbs evenly over chicken

Pour Marinara over bread crumbs and use a spatula to spread evenly.

Sprinkle cheeses over sauce.

Bake on 375 for 15 mins covered and then uncovered for 10 more mins.

While chicken is baking cook pasta.

Remove chicken from oven. If you are using chicken breasts you may want to test the internal temp. I don't think my thermometer works, I want a digital one...

Layer pasta on the bottom of a plate, then spoon chicken tenders over pasta.

Soo yummy!

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