When we went to Costco the last time (not our Valentine's Day trip) we accidentally bought a huge package of chicken breast strips instead of just chicken breasts. Now the fact that we got the strips instead of the actual chicken breasts has thrown a cramp in my chicken cooking style, so I have been trying to find recipes where we have to actually cube the chicken because the strips are already part way cut for us making things a bit easier. This week I decided to make a Parmesan Chicken recipe that I got a few years ago from I am not even sure where at this point. It is pretty quick to put together... takes about maybe 15-20 minutes of prep time and then a half hour to cook... so all in all a pretty quick and easy week night dinner recipe! And of course M and I both enjoy it... so again it is a winner in my book.
1 tsp. minced garlic
1 stick unsalted butter
1 c. breadcrumbs
1 c. Parmesan cheese
2 Tbsp. chopped parsley
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. garlic salt
2 pinches of Italian seasoning
1/8 tsp. black pepper
2 lbs. skinless, boneless chicken, cut into 2" pieces
1. Preheat oven to 450
2. Wash chicken and cut into 2" pieces. Pat the chicken dry with paper towels
3. Melt the butter in a microwave safe bowl. Once the butter is melted, stir in the garlic.
7. Drizzle with remaining garlic butter and breadcrumb mixture.
8. Bake for 30 minutes or until the chicken is cooked.
As always, today I am thankful that I have a husband who loves to cook as much as I do. As much as I love being in the kitchen and making a home cooked meal for M, I love that he doesn't mind being in the kitchen with me and helping me to make these delicious meals. Granted this time I told him it was ok that I would make it all myself, I am so thankful that he was willing to help me. I think he was just impressed that I was willing to handle the raw chicken... because as much as I love to cook I do NOT love handling raw meat at all. So thanks to my hubby for almost always volunteering to help me cook so that we can spend some quality time together!