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Sunday, August 2, 2009

Mrs. Jetplane Cooks...Easy, Yummy Chicken

This is the easiest recipe I've ever created. Yes, this is a recipe that lil Mrs. Jetplane created herself so watch out. It was created out of pure necessity when Mr. Jetplane's sister was in town with her, now, husband. She is a vegetarian so I need to create a pasta dish w/o meat and an entree with meat because boys need their meat I was informed.

Breaded Tuscan Chicken

chicken Breasts (2-4) - fat trimmed and washed
Kraft House Tuscan Italian Dressing and Marinade
McCormick Crusting Blends - Italian Herb and Cheese
1-2 Roma Tomatoes - sliced
Shredded Mozzarella Cheese

That's it 5 ingredients, it doesn't get any easier. You can substitute the Tuscan Italian dressing for other Italian dressings, but I love this particular dressing. As for the Crusting Blends, I would still with McCormick instead of bread crumbs. First because the product is great but also they have panko bread crumbs instead of plain ol bread crumbs...any its really yummy.

1. Put the chicken breasts in a large ziploc bag and pour enough of the dressing/marinade to coat them. Let them marinade in the fridge for at least 30 mins. If you can't do that, its fine I've let them marinade for 5 mins, while its not as moist it still works.

2. Pre heat oven to 425.

3. Remove chicken and coat with Crusting Blend using about 1/3 cup per lb in a shallow bowl.

4. Place chicken in a glass baking dish and bake for 15 minutes.

5. Take chicken out and place 2 to 3 slices of tomatoes on top of each piece of chicken.

6. Generously sprinkled shredded cheese on top of each piece of chicken covering the tomatoes.

7. Bake for another 5-7 minutes until cheese is melted.

Here is a picture of the dish prior to putting back in the oven.
Say Hello to my sous chef!

Yes, sorry I got the trash can in the picture. Gross yeah... I know.

I generally pair this with a pasta dish. I'm a HUGE fan of buying a store brought pasta sauce and adding to it to make it my own.

I saute green and red peppers, onions, and mushrooms together and add it to a tomato basil or marinara sauce. I serve over angel hair pasta. ( I prefer Classico or Newman's)

Or I saute a little onion, lots of mushrooms, and broccoli and add it to Classico's Sun Dried Tomato Alfredo and serve over fettuccine noodles.



Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

I'm totally stealing this super easy recipe!

Bumpkin on a Swing said...

Your sous chef is adorable!!!!!!!!!!!!
I have four legged kitchen assistants myself.

Carrie said...

This looks so good! I've been looking for a new way to bake chicken and this seems so easy. Thanks for creating and posting.

~Mrs. Guru~ said...

mmm, looks good!

caknitter said...

That looks delicious!!

Hannah said...

That looks SO good! I might have to try it tomorrow!

KLC said...

yum!!!!! im going to try this sometime soon!

THE Stephanie said...

Uh, yummo!!!! I'm totally making that this week! I just need to run to the store and grab those bread crumbs! MMMMMMMMM!!

Megan said...

I am going to try this recipe tonight. I am excited!

Unknown said...

YUM!!! Will definitely be trying this one!! :o)

Anonymous said...

I made this last night for dinner for me and My Love...Amazing!! Super yummy! Thanks girl! Love your blog!

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