This is an easy chicken recipe for Chicken Parmesan that’s fast enough to cook on a busy night.
Thirty minutes before dinner set the Chicken Parmesan recipe together and place in the oven. Set your timer for 20 minutes and then turn your attention to the vegetables.
I like to serve this with”baked” sweet potatoes. Choose sweet potatoes that are short and fat, rather than the long thin ones. The extended sweet potatoes will be more fibrous and tough. Simply place 1 small sweet potato per person into the microwave and microwave for 8 minutes. Check them after 8 minutes. If they are not soft, cook for a few more moments until they yield to the touch. Cover with a towel or foil to keep warm until the chicken is prepared. To start the potatoes for serving, slice straight down the center long ways. Press down on the potato top, then press inward on the ends. This will open the potato, loosening the potato and giving you space to add butter. Serve with butter or honey butter and cinnamon.
For a salad, I prefer spinach or mixed greens with this. The combination of the Easy Chicken Parmesan, the orange of the baked sweet potato, and the dark green of the spinach salad look attractive on the plate. Wash and dry the loose leaf spinach, toss with the Spinach Salad Dressing. You can garnish this with a little boiled egg slices if desired, but that’s not necessary.
Easy Chicken Parmesan Recipe
One 2 1/2 to 3 pound chicken, cut up, or 3 pounds chicken parts
1/3 cup water
1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
- Place chicken in a 13 X 9 X 2 inch baking dish. Add the water. Sprinkle with seasoned salt and cover well with Parmesan cheese
- Bake in a 475 degree oven for 20 minutes.
- After 20 minutes, then reduce the heat to 375 degrees and cook for an additional 10 minutes or till the chicken pieces are done.
Spinach Salad Dressing
1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sweet basil
1 teaspoon marjoram
1 large garlic clove, minced
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup red wine vinegar
Mix all together and serve over spinach or mixed winter greens.