Sunday, November 6, 2016

Week 45: Baked Chicken Parmesan

The Recipe
450g chicken breast
1 400g jar of your favourite pasta sauce
1-2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
chili flakes
1 tbsp olive oil
50-60g croutons
1/4dl fresh basil
125g mozzarella, divided
~1 dl grated parmesan

Preheat the oven to 175*C.

Coat an ovenproof dish with olive oil, chili flakes and garlic. Put the chicken on top (cut the big pieces in two if necessary) and pour the pasta sauce over.
Sprinkle the fresh basil on top and cover with half the mozzarella and half the parmesan.
Add a layer of croutons and finish off with the rest of the mozzarella and parmesan.

Bake for 35 minutes or until the chicken is done. Serve with pasta.

The Verdict
This was very much a 'plan B' recipe when my original idea fell through. Fortunately it worked really well - quick and easy to prepare, so great for an evening where I didn't really feel like cooking, and I'd found a really good pasta sauce so the spices meshed perfectly. Even DH complimented the dish, which is rare for something involving chicken. Definitely something I'll make again.

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