Make Ahead Chicken Parmesan

Make Ahead Chicken Parmesan

How’s it going peeps? I hope all is well! Tonight I am sharing with you my recipe for chicken parmesan. I do some prep work on the weekend so I can just throw this together quickly during the week. This was a very popular dinner. Everyone ate every bite, my husband had seconds. This will definitely be part of my meal planning schedule. I especially love it because it literally takes 5 minutes to put together if I do some prep work on Sunday.

We normally have spaghetti and meatballs on Sunday. If not spaghetti some sort of pasta dish. When I make the Hidden Veggie Pasta Sauce for that meal I make sure to make enough so that there is leftover to use with this dish. I also pound out the chicken breast, dredge them in flour, then egg wash, then breadcrumbs and fry them off. This is key to saving time during the week.

 

 

When I get home from work I simply coat the bottom of a baking dish with sauce, then I put the prepped chicken on top, top that with sauce and cheese, and then bake at 350 degrees for about 25-30 minutes until it is hot all the way through. You could boil up some pasta or saute some veggies to serve along side. A nice crisp salad would be great too and would have probably looked better in pictures. Oh well, next time I make it I’ll take some better photos =)

 

Ingredients

1 lb organic chicken breast (cut in half and then pounded thin)

2 eggs – beaten

2 cups bread crumbs (Italian style works well)

1/2 cup organic all-purpose flour

Hidden Veggie Pasta Sauce (or your favorite sauce)

2 cups shredded Italian cheese blend

Avocado oil and butter for frying

  1. Set up a dredging station by choosing 3 containers with high sides that are large enough for your chicken pieces. Put the flour in one, the beaten eggs in another, and the bread crumbs in the last.
  2. First, coat your chicken breast with flour and shake off the excess. Then dip them in the egg so that they are covered. Lastly dip them in the bread crumbs so that they are evenly coated.
  3. Over medium heat melt about 1 tsp of butter and 1 tablespoon of oil in a large saute pan.
  4. Once the pan is hot, fry the chicken one piece at a time to avoid overcrowding. Fry a couple minutes until nice and golden and then flip and do the same on the other side. Remove the chicken and let it rest on a plate covered with paper towel. Continue this until all the chicken has been browned. I usually have to wipe the pan out in between each piece of chicken and put in some fresh oil and butter. I find that little bits of bread crumbs start to burn if they are in there too long.
  5.  If you are planning to have this meal a different night, let the chicken cool and then place together in an airtight container in the fridge.
  6. When you are ready to eat, coat the bottom of a large baking dish with about 1 cup of sauce. Place the chicken on top of the sauce. Then coat each piece of chicken with some sauce. Top this all with cheese and bake in a 350 degree oven for about 25-30 minutes.
  7. Serve with your favorite pasta and veggies. Enjoy!

 

 

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Dana

I'm a working mom with two adorable (and completely menacing) children. I do my best to make healthy foods and chemical free self care items for my family. Here I share with you, what works for us!

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