4/13/09

Chicken and Jeans

So I joined the blogging world in 2007 and I have yet to post a great recipe for you all to try.

This could be because I have only been cooking for about the past 8 months.

But I feel it is time to share one of our favorite recipes.

I got this recipe from a friend at church, and it was one of the first meals I prepared for Luke and I after we first got married. We love it and it is SUPER easy.

Italian Chicken:
1/2 Cup Italian Seasoned Breadcrumbs
1/4 Grated Parmesan Cheese
1/8 Tsp Salt
4 Chicken Breasts (boneless and skinless)
1/4 cup Italian Dressing
Vegetable Cooking Spray

I added Italian Seasoning in my picture because I started adding it to my chicken. I'm a big fan of Italian seasoning.

- Preheat Oven to 375

- Combine Breadcrumbs, Parmesan Cheese, and Salt

- Dip chicken in Italian dressing and then cover with the breadcrumb concoction- When the chicken is fully covered place in a lightly sprayed pan and bake in the oven for 30 minutes (or until you chicken is no longer PINK)
There are only two chicken breasts because I just make enough for me and Luke. We are horrible at eating leftovers and I hate to waste food. So if at all possible I try to make just enough for us

- Take chicken out of the oven and spray with vegetable cooking spray and bake for an additional 5 minutes or until done (I always thought this was a bit weird, but I just went with it, I'm not sure what the purpose is, just do it)

I forgot to take a picture of the final project (because I was famished) but we served ours with red potatoes.

Usually we serve this with either potatoes, or some type of pasta. You can do so much with it!

My cute little tester: By the way those were his hands in the pictures. I did not want to get yucky poultry juice on my camera so I asked for his assistance. I do not have man hands.After dinner we headed to the mall because I realized my Express coupon expired today and I wanted to get some new jeans.
Express is my absolute favorite store, but I refuse to buy anything full price. They constantly have sales and I am always getting coupons in the mail.
I got two pair of jeans for $85!! I was excited about that!!
Yay for a great night of chicken and new jeans!
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30 comments:

Jon and Steph said...

Yummy, that sounds so easy, definitely a recipe we'd like! Thanks for sharing.

And two pair of jeans for 85 bucks is awesome for Express!

Rebecca Jo said...

YUMMMM-O!!!!

And good deal on those jeans! I need to go jean shopping myself!

amy (metz) walker said...

Sounds yummy!

Heather said...

yum! and woo-hoo to the jean find!

Rach@In His Hands said...

Mmmm good! Simple and yummy...perfect for a chef like me!

Yay for news jeans!

Southern Bride To Be said...

Looks good!

Lauren Kelly said...

This looks sooooo yummy!!!!! I'll just start calling you Paula Deen :) And YAY for new jeans!!!!! :o)

Faith said...

Megan, that looks delish! Thanks for sharing something yummy and easy - my two requirements for cooking =)

Whitney said...

I swear there is no better combination than chicken and new jeans. That recipe looks fantastic! I think I'm going to try it this week!

Sweet Simplicity said...

I bet that chicken is yummy! Yay for new jeans!!

Glamorous Life of a House Wife said...

Looks like one fab chicken dish! :) Thanks for sharing. I love chicken.

My name is Megan... said...

dang I forgot to use my express coupon!! rats. That looks yummie. I shall try it.. I need to also post some recipes!! have a good day!!

Amber said...

We love to marinate chicken in Italian Dressing but I'm liking this bread crumb twist! Will definitely have to try it. And yay for new jeans!

Melissa said...

That recipe sounds delicious and Luke sure looks happy with it! Express jeans are my favorite!!! That's a great deal girl!!

Emily said...

yummy.. I am going to have to try it!! I have made something similar but it has a ranch packet in it... ur recipe sounds delish! and your food model is presh! 85 dollars for two pairs of jeans.. dang.. you must of had a great coupon!

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

mmm that looks yummy! i can't wait to try it=) always fun getting new jeans!

Tara Gibson said...

sounds delish girl! love the step by step pics!

B said...

yay! We are definitely going to try it!looks so good.

Candice said...

The chicken sounds great! I have just started cooking on a regular basis and will have to try this out! Thanks for the recipe

Lindsey said...

YUMMO! This is me and Garth's fave recipe!!

My Home - My Life said...

That sounds really good and very easy - I will have to try it very soon!

I didn't know Express still existed! They closed the one at our mall so I thought Express was no more. I always bought their jeans back in the day.... I will have to check them out online!

Becca said...

yum! Definitely sounds good :-) I will have to try that chicken! And everyone loves a new pair of jeans. Seriously.

♥Mrs. V said...

That sounds delicious. I am currently in recipe trying mode so I will have to try this one.

jen + ryan said...

i think we'll try that tonight! thanks for the recipe!!!

Jenna said...

MMMMmmmmmmmm. All of a sudden I have an overwhelming hankering for chicken! You did good, girl!

*~! megs !~* said...

Look delish! I don't know how well I'd do with it... but I might have to give it a try!

M and G said...

mmm that looks yummy! I make something similar but I dip the chicken in egg and then add parmesan cheese to the breadcrumbs! So good! I'm going to try your recipe!

valerie said...

Yummy....looks delicious!

Heather said...

yay on the jeans! I went in there the other day and about fell over when the price tag on a pair said $95, whew! That's alot when you are dressing 3 kids! Is this how you stay so skinny, what a healthy meal! Looks yummy!

Jenny Gann said...

We make a similar version of this at least once a week. I combine the parmesan cheese and Italian dressing mix and coat chicken tenders in it. I have used the dressing from the bottle before, but my hubby doesn't like Italian dressing (imagine that...will eat the mix but not the bottled...he's a nerd), but I agree! It's soooo good!