Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Week Two: Chicken Parmesan

Chicken Parmesan
·        Chicken breast (enough to feed your family)
·        2 eggs
·        Bread crumbs
·        Pasta sauce
·        Parmesan cheese
·        Sliced mozzarella cheese
·        Oil
·        Salt & pepper to taste

1.     Dip chicken into beaten eggs (add salt & pepper to eggs), then dip in chicken in the breadcrumbs.
2.     Brown chicken in hot oil.
3.     Pour a thin layer of sauce in a casserole dish. Place chicken in dish and cover with more sauce.
4.     Sprinkle with cheese, cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes, at 175C.
5.     Remove foil, place slices of mozzarella cheese on chicken. Bake for 10 minutes more.
Serve with salad.

This seemed like more effort than it was worth, because I didn't notice the bread coating on the chicken once it had been cooked in the sauce - it all sort of fell off the "meat" into the sauce! However, we've only tried this recipe once, and it was with "quorn" rather than chicken (a vegetarian meat substitute). Maybe that was the reason why? Or perhaps it needed to be browned for longer... the jury is still out! But when we get to week 2 again, I'll try browning it for longer to see what happens. 

1 comment:

5inthebed said...

We sometimes do an orange chicken recipe where you coat and fry the marinaded chicken... And the first recipe I tried included cooking the chicken in the sauce afterwards, which had the same effect you describe. Now I just pour the sauce over the top when it's done... Although I haven't read your recipe properly to see if its possible to do something like this.

I think we will try this next week, I've been working on a weekly meal plan before shopping (made things less stressful this week already!) and although we aren't ready to commit to a 3 weekly rotation (still got to figure out meals we like and are reasonable to prepare etc) it's definitely a step forward, so thank you for the ideas :)