Sunday, July 24, 2011

Easy Almost Chicken Parmesan

I say almost because this is not breaded and fried like most. I had a pack of chicken breasts in the fridge that I needed to use up and wanted to try something different. I decided to do this and it turned out very yummy!

Easy Almost Chicken Parmesan

3-5 chicken breasts depending on size (I have found this can vary greatly depending on brand)
1 jar of spaghetti sauce (I used Classico Fire Roasted Tomato and Garlic)
shredded cheese (I used a pizza blend that contained mozzarella, provolone, parmesean and romano)
1 box of spaghetti noodles (I used Ronzoni Garden Delight Spaghetti noodles)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Layer chicken in a baking dish and pour spaghetti sauce on top of the chicken breasts. Cover with foil and bake for 1 to 1.5 hours. I always check my chicken with a meat thermometer so you may be able to go on the shorter end of cooking depending on your oven.

During the last several minutes of the chicken cooking, cook noodles as directed on the package. I strained them and added some butter to help keep them moist until serving the chicken.

Plate noodles, top with a piece of chicken and some sauce over the noodles. Top with cheese. Enjoy!

You could put the cheese on the chicken/sauce mixture and let it melt there but I enjoyed letting each person decide how much cheese they wanted so it worked better for us this way. This was a very tasty different way to use chicken. You could serve with some steamed veggies or a salad and it would be wonderful!

Happy Eating!

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