Chicken Parmesan – Quick and Easy – 30 Minutes

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Chicken Parmesan…..

………is a traditional Italian recipe that uses just a few ingredients. It’s a great way to quickly and easily come up with a restaurant quality meal on a busy weeknight. 

We really like it and often serve it up for guests and it always goes over great.

I found these pre trimmed and portion size breasts that eliminate the trimming and hammering process. You just thaw them in the microwave and you are ready to go.

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Just go with tenders if that’s all that you have on hand. It will still turn out great.

If you don’t make your own marinara sauce – Poppop’s==> recipe – just get some off the shelf at your grocery store. I recommend Biutoni.

Here is a 3 ingredient 30 minute recipe for marinara sauce from a really good book of simple traditional Italian recipes called Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking. I have it in my iPad and often refer to it .

Set your oven at 350°F/177°C. Put a skillet on at medium high and swirl just enough olive oil to coat the bottom.

If your chicken is frozen thaw it out in the microwave oven. While it’s thawing slice up or grate the mozzarella or use some of the pre shredded stuff.

Salt and pepper both sides of the chicken and….

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…….fry in the skillet just enough to sear the outside. They are going to cook some more in the oven.

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In a shallow bowl or baking sheet spread a little of the marinara sauce. Then……

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……… lay the chicken out in the bowl – or pan – and top it with marinara sauce. A thicker layer than you have on the bottom.

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Put on a layer of the mozzarella and just barely get it coated with a tiny bit of marinara just to keep it from getting any burnt crusty patches.

Then a generous layer of grated parmesan cheese, Sprinkle the dried basil, and lightly drizzle with some good extra virgin olive oil.

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Then, into the oven it goes until the liquid on the bottom of the dish is bubbling and the cheese has melted. About 8 – 10 minutes. Then serve up and enjoy your Chicken Parmesan!

Buon Appetito!

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Chianti fo course!  And, some of Poppop”s homemade bread for dipping.

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  1. If your chicken is frozen thaw it out in the microwave oven. While it's thawing slice up or grate the mozzarella or use some of the pre shredded stuff. Salt and pepper both sides of the chicken and fry in the skillet just enough to sear the outside. They are going to cook some more in the oven.
  2. In a shallow bowl or baking sheet spread a little of the marinara sauce. Then lay the chicken out in the bowl - or pan - and top it with marinara sauce. A thicker layer than you have on the bottom. Chicken Parmesan-4-poppopcooks.com-chicken parmesan recipe-easy chicken parmesan-easy chicken parmesan recipe chicken recipes-quick and easy recipes-parmesan-chicken Put on a layer of the mozzarellaI and just barely get it coated with a tiny bit of marinara just to keep it from getting any burnt crusty patches. Then a generous layer of grated parmesan cheese, Sprinkle the dried basil, and lightly drizzle with some good extra virgin olive oil. Chicken Parmesan-5-poppopcooks.com-chicken parmesan recipe-easy chicken parmesan-easy chicken parmesan recipe chicken recipes-quick and easy recipes-parmesan-chicken Then, into the oven it goes until the liquid on the bottom of the dish is bubbling and the cheese has melted. About 8 - 10 minutes. Then serve up and enjoy your Chicken Parmesan! Buon Appetito!
  3. Put on a layer of the mozzarella and just barely get it coated with a tiny bit of marinara just to keep it from getting any burnt crusty patches. Then a generous layer of grated parmesan cheese, Sprinkle the dried basil, and lightly drizzle with some good extra virgin olive oil. Then, into the oven it goes until the liquid on the bottom of the dish is bubbling and the cheese has melted. About 8 - 10 minutes. Then serve up and enjoy your Chicken Parmesan! Buon Appetito!
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Quick and Easy One Pan Chicken Dinner – 20 Minutes – Gluten Free

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Quick and Easy One Pan Chicken Dinner….

…….is done in 20 minutes and is good,,REAL good.  So, if you are in a rush and tired but still want to come up with a tasty supper this one will work really well.

It sure did for us. In fact this is my plate after I finished my second helping of this quick and easy one pan chicken dinner.

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Put a big skillet or sauté pan on the stove and set it at medium high. Add enough olive oil to coat the bottom about 1/8″ deep.

Cut the potatoes into slices about 1/4″ wide and add them to the pan.

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Using a dishwasher safe cutting board cut up the chicken into about 3/4″ cubes and……..

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…..put the chicken in the pan, the cutting board in the dishwasher and clean the knife with soap and water.

Chop up the onion and when the chicken has started to get tan colored, but not brown yet, add the onion and the salt, pepper and garlic powder.

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Toss it a few times as it all cooks and when it all has browned real well….

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…..put in the frozen peas.

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Mix it all together and turn it all over a  couple of times. The peas will be ready when they have warmed up – about 1 – 1 and 1/2 minutes.

Then serve up and enjoy your Quick and Easy One Pan Chicken Dinner.

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And I’ll bet that your plate looks just like mine when you are done.

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  1. Put a big skillet or sauté pan on the stove and set it at medium high. Add enough olive oil to coat the bottom about 1/8" deep. Cut the potatoes into slices about 1/4" wide and add them to the pan.
  2. Using a dishwasher safe cutting board cut up the chicken into about 3/4" cubes and put the chicken in the pan, the cutting board in the dishwasher and clean the knife with soap and water.
  3. Chop up the onion and when the chicken has started to get tan colored, but not brown yet, add the onion and the salt, pepper and garlic powder. Toss it a few times as it all cooks and when it all has browned real well put in the frozen peas. Mix it all together and turn it all over a couple of times. The peas will be ready when they have warmed up - about 1 minute. Then serve up and enjoy your Quick and Easy One Pan Chicken Dinner.
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Parmesan Chicken Thighs and Sweet Potato Fries – Quick and Easy

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Parmesan Chicken Thighs and Sweet Potato Fries……

………..will make you feel like a poet when you say it and a chef when you make it.      The parmesan crusted pan fried chicken thighs and the peppers giving a different twist to fried sweet potatoes all come together real “Quick and Easy”. Watch this video for a sorta preview.

I used boneless skinless thighs but you could use any cut of chicken that works for you. 

Put a skillet on at medium high and add enough olive oil to coat the pan about 1/8″ deep. Trim the excess fat off the thighs. In a shallow dish mix together the flour, grated parmesan, salt, pepper, garlic powder and dried basil. One at a time dip the chicken thighs in the dry mixture and press them in to get them coated evenly and add them to the skillet.

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While the Parmesan Chicken Thighs are cooking put another skillet on at medium high and swirl in just enough olive oil to coat the bottom.

Peel and cut up the sweet potatoes into slices about 1/8″ thick and add them to the pan then…….

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……..cut the pepper in half lengthwise and remove the stem and seeds and cut them into whatever size pieces that you want. Add the peppers to the potatoes and……..

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……..sprinkle with salt and pepper. Toss a few times to get it all mixed together.

The Parmesan Chicken Thighs need to be turned when they are browned on one side. Then when the juices run clear or the thickest one reads 165° on an instant read meat thermometer remove to a pepper towel lined dish. 

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Watch the potato pan and toss or gently mix a few times as it cooks to help everything cook evenly.

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Then put your Parmesan Chicken Thighs and Sweet Potato Fries on the table and enjoy.

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 Oh yeah, we had a bottle of Pinot Noir with ours and it hit the spot.

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  1. Put a skillet on at medium high and add enough olive oil to coat the pan about 1/8" deep. Trim the excess fat off the thighs. In a shallow dish mix together the flour, grated parmesan, salt, pepper, garlic powder and dried basil. One at a time dip the chicken thighs in the dry mixture and press them in to get them coated evenly and add them to the skillet.
  2. While the Parmesan Chicken Thighs are cooking put another skillet on at medium high and swirl in just enough olive oil to coat the bottom. Peel and cut up the sweet potatoes into slices about 1/8" thick and add them to the pan then cut the pepper in half lengthwise and remove the stem and seeds and cut them into whatever size pieces that you want. Add the peppers to the potatoes and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Toss a few times to get it all mixed together.
  3. The Parmesan Chicken Thighs need to be turned when they are browned on one side. Then when the juices run clear or the thickest one reads 165° on an instant read meat thermometer remove to a pepper towel lined dish.
  4. Watch the potato pan and toss or gently mix a few times as it cooks to help everything cook evenly. Then put your Parmesan Chicken Thighs and Sweet Potato Fries on the table and enjoy.
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Chicken Piccata with Roasted Vegetables – Quick and Easy – 30 Minutes – Gluten Free

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Chicken Piccata…..

……..is an easy dish to prepare and it’s delicious! It’s one of those meals that we don’t order in a restaurant because we can make it better at home and so can you!!

Today’s tip……When you chop up onions or garlic chop up a good bit more than you need and put the extras into zip-lic bags. Store them in the freezer to make your future quick and easy meals even quicker and easier.

Now,, back to your Chicken Piccata with Roasted Vegetables. Set the oven at 400°F. Line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil and cut up whatever veggies that you want to have in the mix. Potatoes, onions and peppers are the basics but after that just go with whatever strikes your fancy. As you can see we also had on hand some brussels sprouts, carrots and zucchini. Put the veggies onto the cookie sheet and generously drizzle with the extra virgin olive oil. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, garlic powder and dried basil. Mix it all together by hand and spread it out. Into the oven for about 15 – 20 minutes.

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Poke a potato with a table fork to check if they are done. When the potato is as soft as you want it everything else is done too. If the veggies are done  before the Chicken Piccata is just turn off the oven and they will stay warm for you.

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Put a skillet on at medium high and add some olive oil and half of the butter. Mix the flour, salt and pepper in a shallow dish and dredge the chicken filets in the flour mix and put them in the skillet. About 3 -5 minutes each side depending on how thick they are. When they are firm or read 165°F  on an instant read meat thermometer remove them to a dish that will catch the drippings. Add the rest of the butter, chopped garlic, capers, parsley flakes, lemon slices and parmesan cheese to the skillet. Stir it up with a wooden spoon getting the bits off the bottom of the pan.

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Add the white wine – or chicken broth – and bring it up to a fast simmer. Then reduce the heat just enough to maintain the simmer.

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Add the chicken and the drippings back to the skillet. Turn the filets over a few times as the liquid reduces and thickens up. Top it all off with some parsley and grated parmesan and enjoy your better than a restaurant Chicken Piccata with Roasted Vegetables. Bon Appetito!!

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Santa Margarita Pinot Grigio goes along great!

 

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  1. Set the oven at 400°F. Line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil and cut up whatever veggies that you want to have in the mix. Potatoes, onions and peppers are the basics but after that just go with whatever strikes your fancy. As you can see we also had on hand some broccoli, carrots and zucchini. Put the veggies onto the cookie sheet and generously drizzle with the extra virgin olive oil. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, garlic powder and dried basil. Mix it all together by hand and spread it out. Into the oven for about 15 - 20 minutes. Poke a potato with a table fork to check if they are done. When the potato is as soft as you want it everything else is done too. If the veggies are done before the Chicken Piccata is just turn off the oven and they will stay warm for you.
Chicken Piccata
  1. Put a skillet on at medium high and add some olive oil and half of the butter. Mix the flour, salt and pepper in a shallow dish and dredge the chicken filets in the flour mix and put them in the skillet. About 3 -5 minutes each side depending on how thick they are. When they are firm or read 165°F on an instant read meat thermometer remove them to a dish that will catch the drippings. Add the rest of the butter, chopped garlic, capers, parsley flakes, lemon slices and parmesan cheese to the skillet. Stir it up with a wooden spoon getting the bits off the bottom of the pan.
  2. Add the white wine - or chicken broth - and bring it up to a fast simmer. Then reduce the heat just enough to maintain the simmer. Add the chicken and the drippings back to the skillet. Turn the filets over a few times as the liquid reduces and thickens up. Top it all off with some parsley and grated parmesan and enjoy your better than a restaurant Chicken Piccata with Roasted Vegetables. Bon Appetito!!
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