My kids love this dish, so do their clothes. There's always at least two out of four with red globs of sauce down their shirt or someone tried to carry their plate to the kitchen and ends up spilling the last bit of sauce off onto the floor. It's odd, as Sloppy Joe's are less messy than this meal in my house. They need smocks, or really large napkins to wrap around themselves. Maybe even a sponge shirt!
Easy Chicken Parmesan
I use the breadcrumb base when I make my own chicken fingers, so I took that mixture and breaded the chicken before baking the chicken for about 30 minutes at 350 degrees while the sauce and pasta was cooking.
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
1/2 cup seasoned dry bread crumbs
2 beaten eggs
6 boneless and skinless chicken breasts.
12 ounces pasta sauce
Heat skillet with oil, enough to coat the bottom of the pan on med-high heat.Take the first eight ingredients and mix them up in a bag or glass dish. Beat the eggs in another dish and dip the chicken in one piece at a time, before coating with bread crumbs. Pan fry the chicken a few minutes on each side till brown and transfer to a 9x13 baking dish. You can either pour the sauce over the chicken before baking in the over, or heat it up on the stove to serve along the chicken. Cook for about 25-30 minutes or until chicken is cooked and juices run clear. While the chicken is cooking prepare pasta as directed and serve with chicken and sauce.