10.02.2007

Parmesan Crusted Chicken & Asparagus

I'm famous for my asparagus. Even people who hate asparagus love my asparagus. Ok, so that's totally not true but I can live it up for 5 seconds, right??? Last night was football night, meaning my hubby's gotta play football at 9 pm in the dark and in the cold. So I needed to make something that was light & healthy just so he wouldn't get sick from running around (ick, just thinking about it). And yes, Patty McTatty is now domesticated. She can make everything from pumpkin cream cheese muffins to parmesan chicken (although this is more like fake out parmesan chicken).

Asparagus
Heat your grill pan to high heat. Spray with cooking spray. Drizzle your bunch of asparagus with olive oil, salt & pepper and Emeril's Cajun Seasoning. Grill for approx. 7 - 8 minutes per side. Cover with tinfoil tent until done with chicken.

Parmesan Crusted Chicken
1/2 cup of flour
1 egg, beaten
1/4 cup bread crumbs
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
Salt & pepper to taste
1/2 tsp garlic powder
2 - 4 chicken breasts
1/2 cup prepared tomato sauce/marinara sauce, heated in the microwave.

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.

Mix together bread crumbs, parmesand cheese, salt & pepper and then the garlic powder into a shallow dish. Put the beaten egg in a shallow dish and the flour in a shallow dish.

Keep the grill pan to medium-high heat. Spray with cooking spray.

This is like your breaded chicken. Dredge the chicken in the flour first, then the egg and finally the parmesan cheese mixture. Then put the chicken in the grill pan. Brown on each side for 3 minutes, then stick the whole pan into the oven for 10 - 12 minutes or until chicken in done.

Top the chicken with the heated tomato sauce. I like the Prego Tomato Basil Pasta Sauce.

Yum!

PSH

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