Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Basil Parm Chicken

Happy Fat Tuesday!

Not that I'm even celebrating, but I felt like I needed to say that anyway. Any reason to be excited about a Tuesday...

Before I get into my recipe for today, I thought I would address a question that a few readers have asked, along with some family members and friends.

Will I be participating in the farmer's market again this summer?

I guess the official answer is "I don't know". Unless I win the lottery, a cookbook publisher finally agrees to publish a cookbook with me, or I just stumble upon millions in my backyard, I will be working.

And considering our hometown market is on Wednesday afternoons, right when I work, it just wouldn't work out. Not to mention, two children under the age of 2 = little to no free time. I would love to do it again, but right now it isn't looking possible!

Thanks for inquiring though:)

This recipe is a knock-off of the classic chicken parmesan, but a little healthier since no breadcrumbs are used, it's baked, not fried, and the sauce is homemade. Which reminds me, I've been meaning to make a big batch of my Garlic Marinara Sauce to get stocked up in the freezer...one more thing to put on my list.


Basil Parm Chicken
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut in half
2 c. parmesan cheese
1 T. garlic powder
1 T. basil
marinara sauce/pasta of choice

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a small bowl, mix together cheese and seasonings. Dredge chicken in seasonings until completely coated (I used a lot). Place on top of a wire rack on a cookie sheet. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until chicken juices run clear and parmesan cheese has become crispy.

Serve with your favorite sauce and pasta. Try my Garlic Marinara Sauce - so easy!

Question of the Day: What is your favorite item to look for at the Farmer's Markets?

9 comments:

  1. Tomatoes are always at the top of my list for farmer's market purchases.

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  2. I'm going to try this! My thing to look for are tomatoes and veggies!

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  3. I love looking for fresh produce at farmer's markets. Also, interesting dips or flavored hummus. I just enjoy looking at all the little booths!

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  4. I love the Dallas Farmer's Market- It is my fav place on saturdays. Thanks for sharing. It looks amazing!

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  5. The benefit of teaching is that farmers market summers can be a reality :) Your chicken looks fantastic! I've made a baked chicken parm to make it healthier, but would love to try it without bread crumbs!

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  6. Chicken and pasta is great, but pasta with basil parmesan chicken is heavenly!!! It looks delicious!
    Sassy Chef

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  7. No bread crumbs? It really looks like you used them! I've got to try this recipe.

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  8. The benefit of teaching is that farmers market summers can be a reality :) Your chicken looks fantastic! I've made a baked chicken parm to make it healthier, but would love to try it without bread crumbs!

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  9. I love the Dallas Farmer's Market- It is my fav place on saturdays. Thanks for sharing. It looks amazing!

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