Saturday, August 29, 2009

#49 Modified Chicken Cacciatore

This is a recipe I found on the back of the "Shake 'N Bake" box and modified slightly. My family felt very special the first time I served this because it looks pretty and tastes great. I like it because it is fast and simple.

1 package Shake 'N Bake Original Chicken seasoned coating mix
1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
1 jar Prego spaghetti sauce (my family's favorite is traditional style)
1/2 cup shredded Parmesan or mozzarella cheese
Cooked pasta of your choice

Heat oven to 400 degrees F.

Put Shake 'N Bake mix into plastic bag with 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese and shake to mix. Add chicken breasts to bag one at a time to coat. Bake breasts in un-greased or foil-lined pan for 15 minutes. Do not cover or turn the chicken while baking.

Remove pan from oven and pour about 1/4- 1/3 cup of Prego on top of each chicken breast. Sprinkle Parmesan or mozzarella cheese onto sauce. Place pan back into oven and bake for 5 more minutes.

Remove pan from oven and slice chicken into strips (across the shortest width). Part of what makes this dish so special is the plating of it. Put a small amount (1/2 to one cup) of pasta on to the center of the plate and then arrange 4 or 5 slices of chicken onto pasta. Everyone felt like they were eating in a fancy restaurant. lol
Serve with a salad and bread.

Depending on the size of the chicken breasts this feeds 4 to 6 people.

1 comment:

Kim said...

That sounds delicious! And easy, I will have to add this to my list for next week.