Ah yes, Spring is in full swing and summer is rapidly approaching... which means dinner parties with friends and EASY meals to prepare so there's more time to hang! I'm going to let the photos sell you on this dish, because they will. And something fun about our version of chicken parmesan is that we don't use bread crumbs. It's much lighter that way and we find it doesn't really need them! This meal takes maybe 20 minutes to prepare and 45 minutes in the oven... SO simple and delicious and looks like a million bucks. So let's dive in.
INGREDIENTS: (for two)
- boneless chicken breasts or tenderloins, thawed... we used 4 breasts
- half box thick whole wheat spaghetti
- your favorite tomato sauce
- fresh buffalo mozzarella, sliced into thick medallions
- big dollop yogurt, greek or regular
- 1 egg, whisked well
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- parmesan reggiano or parmesan romano blend cheese
- sea salt
- herbs de provence and rosemary (fresh or dried)
- extra virgin olive oil
- balsamic vinegar
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with foil. Lightly drizzle it with olive oil and prepare your chicken breasts for dipping. In a small bowl, whisk your egg and add in a fair amount of your herbs de provence and rosemary (yes, herbs de provence does include rosemary but I like extra). In another small bowl, toss together the cup of whole wheat flour with more herbs, about 1/2 cup parmesan and a sprinkling of sea salt. Whisk that together until you've got a nice, powdery blend. Place those two bowls of mixture side by side and close to your prepared baking sheet.
Once your chicken has been baking for about 10 minutes, go ahead and start boiling your water for noodles. Once boiled, set your timer and only cook them for 8 minutes. Drain out most of the water but leave a little in the pan.
Stir that well and then add in your big dollop of yogurt and a drizzle of olive oil.
Stir stir stir until well mixed and then sprinkle on some of that parmesan cheese. Ta da! Your simple tomato cream pasta is finished.
Dinner is served.
I have faith that you'll love it.