But, after going on vacation, who wants to spend more money when they get home just to have a meal? So, we pulled two chicken breasts out of the freezer. I defrosted them in the microwave, and dinner was on the table within 20 minutes. This chicken parm is so lazy that there are no egg washes.
So, 20 minutes, and 5 ingredients, and you have a delicious dinner. I served a nice green salad on the side from lettuce we had bought right before we left. It was going to go bad if we didn’t eat it RIGHT then. And, this is the perfect dorm room dinner. It’s fast, easy, and you don’t need a lot.
Lazy Chicken Parm
2 chicken breasts
1/2 cup breadcrumbs
1 1/2 cups tomato sauce
2/3 cup mozzerella cheese
1/2 box of thin spaghetti
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Pound the chicken breasts until they are about an inch thick. Cut the chicken into smaller cutlets (about 2-3 per breast). Wash the chicken and then dredge in breadcrumbs. In a cast iron pan, heat 1/4 inch of oil. Cook about 3 minutes on each side until breadcrumbs are a golden brown. Drizzle 1/2 cup of tomato sauce on the bottom of a glass pan. Add cutlets. Top with 1/2 cup of tomato sauce and mozzerella cheese. Bake in the oven for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, make spaghetti according to package directions. Toss spaghetti with remaining tomato sauce. To plate, place spaghetti on the plate and top with two cutlets.
Until the next time my oven is on…