Tuesday, April 22, 2008

This is for you Katie!

Here are a couple of great, fairly easy recipes that I have been intending to send to my friend Katie for a long time! I thought I'd post them here so others of you could try them out!

With both of these recipes you can cut them in half or try some variations on creative and do what works best for you!

Chicken Parmigiani
6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (I use Sam's)
1 C mozzarella cheese (you cna use less for a more healthy meal!)
1 can crushed tomatoes or 2 C spaghetti sauce
1 C egg whites
1/2 C italian style bread crumbs

Butterfly chicken breasts, almost cutting completely in half. Dip chicken in egg whites, then in bread crumbs. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Top chicken with tomatoes, spreading over entire breast. Add cheese to the top. Bake for an additional 5-10 minutes or until cheese is melted.

**A really fast, easy (but not too cheap) variation on this is to use breaded chicken (like white meat chicken tenders). Bake them almost completely and then pull them out to top them with tomatoes and cheese and finish baking to melt the cheese.

Oven Fried Sesame Chicken
Generously coat a 9x13 pan with cooking spray.

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (from Sams)
2 T soy sauce

3 T sesame seeds
3 T flour
1/4 t salt
1/4 t pepper
4 T whipped butter
Place soy sauce in a shallow dish, coat both sides of chicken.

In another shallow dish mix together remaining ingredients, except butter. Fully coat both side of chicken and place in a baking dish. Place 1 T butter on each chicken breast, making sure you distribute evenly. (The butter melts over the flour, creating the crispy coating you are wanting!) Bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes.

Both of these dishes can be low calorie dishes, depending on the exact ingredients you use!
Hope you enjoy!


Ann Reese said...

Yes! I'm so glad you are putting recipes on here! You are such a good cook, this is great. Maybe this will inspire me to cook...maybe. :)

katie_marie said...

YAAAAAAYYY!!!! And next week I finally get all of my OWN cooking supplies back, so I'm gonna be a cookin'-mama!! Ok, not really a mama, let's not get any rumors started! ;)

summer said...

Hope you don't mind me reading your blog! Please, post more recipes! I need all the help I can get. :)

Summer Fuqua