Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Chicken Parmesan

2 cups spaghetti sauce
4 fully cooked breaded chicken cutlets
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (4 ounces)
2 Tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 lb. spaghetti
1 cube Land O Lake Sauté Express garlic & herb

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Spread 1 cup of the sauce in a 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking dish sprayed with non-stick spray. Place the chicken cutlets over the sauce. Top each cutlet with 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese. Spoon 1/4 cup of the remaining sauce down the center of each cutlet. Sprinkle with the Parmesan cheese. Bake at for 10-15 minutes or until the cheese melts and the sauce is hot and bubbling.  While baking cook spaghetti by package directions.  When done, drain.  While still hot add Sauté Express, stirring to melt.  Serve cutlets over spaghetti.  Serves 4

Martha:  This dish is so good.  The Land O Lake Saute Express was a big hit for me when I added it to the spaghetti.  It is strong in the garlic flavor so you can cut it down to maybe ½ a cube.  But my food lovers didn’t appear to have a problem with the added garlic, they wanted seconds.  You can also let it soften and spread it over bread you’re toasting to go with your dish.  For changes in this dish, you can actually use breaded beef instead of the chicken.  This is a really quick and easy dish to make that even the kids will love.

Tips:  to keep pasta warm, return the hot drained pasta to the hot cooking pan and cover it.  To avoid overcooking the pasta and to prevent sticking, hold the hot pasta no longer than 10 minutes and stir it once or twice.