September 12, 2011

Chicken Parmesan

Sometimes a quick dinner is what I'm after. With only 5 ingredients and 20 minutes you too can have dinner on the table in the blink of an eye thanks to frozen breaded chicken breast tenderloins. What's great about this meal is the clean up. Quick and simple.


I served the Chicken Parmesan over simple olive oil noodles but a side salad with a vinaigrette would be nice as well. I think it would make a fantastic sandwich too. Everyone in my household loved this meal and went back for seconds.

MyRecipes.com and Real Simple, February 2005
Makes 4 Servings

Stars of the Show:
  • 2 (12 oz) packages low-fat baked breaded chicken-breast tenderloins or cutlets
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 1/2 cups jarred marinara sauce
  • 4 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • Freshly ground black pepper
And Action:

Preheat oven to 425° F. Place the chicken in a shallow roasting pan or a 9-by-13-inch cake pan. Sprinkle with the oregano, then pour on the sauce. Sprinkle with the Parmesan cheese and bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until the sauce is hot and the cheese is melted. Season with pepper to taste.

Nutritional Information Per Serving:
Calcium: 87mg
Calories: 345
Calories from fat: 25%
Carbohydrate: 33g
Cholesterol: 84mg
Fat: 10g
Fiber: 1g
Iron: 1mg
Protein: 32mg
Saturated fat: 3g
Sodium: 1840mg

10 comments:

Dzoli said...

Thsi si definitely quick and very tasty dish:)

Jeanette said...

This is one of my kids' favorites - like the shortcut you found.

Pretend Chef said...

Dzoli - It was the perfect meal for those reasons.

Jeanette - Not as healthy as I'd like it to be but in a pinch sometimes convenience wins.

Becka (The Elegant Eggplant) said...

Yum yum. SO quick and easy!

Tina said...

Perfect for those days where I do not have a lot of time to spend in the kitchen. Chicken parm is a favorite here, completely homemade or conveniently made!

Pretend Chef said...

Becka - This was really yummy!

Tina - I know once I start going back to work meals like this will be on the table.

Lizzy said...

Mmmmmm...what a quick and yummy meal. Can't beat that!!!

Pretend Chef said...

Lizzy - :)

Peggy said...

Yum! I love quick and easy meals like this =)

Pretend Chef said...

Peggy - Me too!

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