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Chicken Parmesan…

Chicken Parmesan is nothing new or exciting but I can always guarantee that everyone in my family will love it.  It’s a simple recipe and similar to the “fried” chicken I do, just add some cheese and sauce.

Here is what you need:

  • 1/2 cup Trader Joe’s almond meal (I like the meal better than flour for this)
  • 1 tsp, garlic powder
  • 1 tsp, dried basil
  • 1 tsp, onion powder
  • 1 tsp celtic sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 1/2 lb chicken breast
  • 1 tbsp ghee or butter
  • mozzarella slices and some parmesan cheese
  • Can of tomato sauce (add spices)  or some marinara sauce

Mix the first 6 ingredients above in a flat bowl and set aside.

Then, cut up chicken into strips and pat dry.  Now, heat up a large pan on say medium high and add about 1 tbsp of ghee or butter to melt. While the pan is heating (don’t let the oil over heat!), put each piece of chicken in the bowl of almond meal mix and make sure it’s covered all over.  Then carefully place each piece in the pan and cook until just brown, then flip.  Add more ghee or butter, if needed.

While the chicken is browning (it doesn’t take long),in a glass oven safe dish, pour some marinara (watch for added sugar if you use a pre-made sauce) or homemade tomato sauce on the bottom of the dish.

I don’t usually buy the pre-made sauces because I like to make my own, but I had heard that this one has only natural ingredients and no added sugar, so I thought it was worth a try.  It has a lot of olives, too, which we all love.

Okay, next, add the browned (but still raw in the middle) chicken over the sauce. Then cover with more sauce, and some mozzarella and parmesan, if you do dairy. It’s just as good without!

Now cook on 350 for about 10-15 minutes. I turned the over up to 450 for the last few minutes to brown the cheese.

I love that my kids are getting old enough to take pictures for me.  This is Alice’s first attempt. Not too bad I don’t think, sans the toes…

I meant to take a picture of the whole meal but it went too fast! Sorry! And again, sorry for any grammatical errors but this had to be a quick post.   I’m almost through with fall photography season! Woo hoooo!!

  • June Knight - I am allergic to peanuts is there something other then almond meil i could useReplyCancel

    • landriav - Since peanuts are legumes and almonds are tree nuts, do you have issues with both? You could just skip the almond meal,or use coconut flour. Thanks!ReplyCancel

    • Michelle - Maybe you could crush pork rinds for the breading?ReplyCancel

      • landriav - Hey Michelle, that actually sounds pretty awesome. You’ll have to let me know if you try it that way! As for the sides, we will do green beans, asparagus, etc. I dont really have a side that goes with this dish per say. I hope you like it!ReplyCancel

        • Michelle - Thank you for that , made my day πŸ™‚ Next week we are heading to the city so hopefully I. Can pick up a Veggetti pro to make zucchini noodles…I will make this meal when I get back home. Thank you for sharing such cool recipes πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

          • landriav - Of course, and thank you!

  • Sarah - I made this last night for the family. It really was delicious and, as advertised, quick & easy. Actually, all the recipes I’ve made from your site have hit the spot. Thanks!ReplyCancel

    • landriav - SO great to hear Sarah!! Thank you for your comment. I so appreciate it! πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Michelle - Hello there πŸ˜€ May I ask what side dish you serve this with?ReplyCancel

  • Christie - food looks awesome, can’t wait to try the recipes! Thank youReplyCancel

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