Mommy life

Christmas Break = Pinterest for dinner

Every woman in my family adores cooking (or maybe not adores, but is terribly gifted in the kitchen), so I love to find new recipes for old flavors for my little family.

When my kiddo is home, we love to cook together. He loves to bake the most, and with his sweet little spirit, his love language is giving gifts, so cookies to share with friends is a blissful activity for him.

I stumbled across an amazing recipe this morning that I just had to make for supper tonight. Easy peasy for working parents, and something for all of the picky eaters in your family (I am looking at you, my child).

Oven Chicken Parmigiana

*I made enough of this for just me for supper this evening and then lunch tomorrow…since my child is anti-anything that seems to have nutritional value and flavor beyond cheese and garlic.

3-4 Uncooked Chicken Breasts, cut into chunks (a dear man friend of mine claims that the only way you can cut up chicken is with chicken scissors. Hello? That is not therapeutic at all. I love my cutting board and a good cutting knife. I am convinced that kitchen scissors must be “man cooking”, but I digress)

One jar spaghetti sauce, any flavor. I like to use the roasted red pepper flavor, not the meat flavor..I am not big on ground beef or ground beef flavor 😷

Italian seasoning, to taste

Garlic Powder, to taste

Two heaping cups of shredded mozzarella cheese (part skim, because that means it is HEALTHY, right?)

One cup Italian BreadCrumbs

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.

  • 1.Step one!! Cut up your chicken, with a knife, not kitchen scissors 🙄
  • 2. Add your Italian Seasoning and Garlic, and drizzle with olive oil
  • 3. Add a layer of spaghetti sauce, covering your chicken chunks completely.
  • 4.  Bake at 375 degrees for 15 minutes, until sauce is bubbling.
  • 5. Remove from oven and add a layer of delicious mozzarella cheese
  • 6. Add a layer of Italian Breadcrumbs
  • 7.  Bake for 25 more minutes at 375 until you simply cannot take it anymore

I served this dish with fettuccini noodles (with simple cheese and butter, so as not to offend the tiny food critic who lives in my home), garlic bread, salad, and chocolate chip cookies.

You need this dish in your life if you love Chicken Parmigiana, but are wanting to cut the calories a bit by not frying your chicken.

Happy family cooking night! ❤❤

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