Chicken Parmesan

Tonight’s supper was decided by Spencer and Emily and they chose Chicken Parmesan!  Yum!

Quick and easy chicken parmesan and since you make your own sauce, there’s a lot less salt and all of that other stuff you don’t want. I haven’t made this in forever!  But afterwards, Emily looked at me and said, “You will be making this again right?”  That’s a compliment!  My measurements aren’t exact, but more of to your taste.  Have fun and play with your food!

Ingredients:

3-4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

salt

pepper

1 Tbsp. Italian Seasoning

Onion Powder

Garlic Powder

1/4 cup Brown Sugar

1/4 cup Ketchup

Parmesan

6 slices of bread

Olive Oil

Angel Hair Pasta

1 cup of flour

1 egg

1/2 cup water

1 can of Tomato sauce

1 small can of Tomato paste

1/4 cup Ketchup

6 Mozzarella Cheese slices

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Put bread slices on a baking sheet and sprinkle with olive oil.  Don’t soak it!  Then shake Italian seasoning and Parmesan on top of bread.  Bake until golden brown, remove from oven and allow to cool. Once cool, put in food processor and pulse until it’s crumbs.

 

Take chicken breasts and butterfly cut them and then pound them flat.  You want them about the same thickness.  I used wax paper to cover them and a rolling-pin.

In one shallow dish put flour, another the bread crumbs.  In a third dish beat the egg with the water.  Coat a baking sheet with enough olive oil to coat it and spread it over the baking sheet.  Sprinkle both sides of chicken with salt, pepper and onion powder.

 

Dip chicken into the flour mixture to coat it on both sides, then dip into egg wash and then into bread crumbs. Make sure to get the chicken coated with the bread crumbs. You may have to press the crumbs onto the chicken. Place on baking sheet and bake at 350 for about 20 to 30 minutes depending on the thickness of the chicken. Chicken should be golden brown. Do not turn chicken over during cooking! You could remove the breading.

While chicken is cooking it’s time to work on the sauce.  Put the tomato sauce and paste in a sauce pot.  Add ketchup, brown sugar (you can add less depending on how sweet you like your sauce), approx. 1/2 tsp. onion powder, 1/4 tsp. garlic powder and the Italian seasoning.  Allow to cook until warmed through.  Boil a large pot filled with tons of water and add a good bit of salt.  When boiling add pasta.  When pasta is almost done, take 1/2 cup of the water and add it to the sauce.  Stir well.  If you like your sauce thinner add more water.  Taste the sauce and add salt, pepper and other seasonings to your taste.

When chicken is done, spoon a little sauce over the chicken and top with cheese.  Place back in the oven until the cheese is melted.  Drain pasta.  Plate with noodles, sauce, and chicken and top with parmesan.  Eat and enjoy!

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