I made Chicken Parm For Two, even though I made all of the pasta and loads of sauce because those both will be great for the rest of this week! I have wanted to make this for quite some time! I did not base this off of any particular recipe, so I will do my best at re-telling what I did. I have been making versions of chicken parm for about…6 years now and thanks to the blog I have been able to finally start keeping track of HOW!
- 1 teaspoon olive oil ( I used my Newman’s Own Organic)
- 1 cup chopped onion ( I didn’t measure but I used half of an onion and I was practicing my dicing skills..)
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes with garlic
- 1 can Hunt’s Chunky Vegetable Pasta Sauce
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
- 1 tablespoon dried basil
- 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Then, I added the crushed tomatoes, the vegetable pasta sauce and brought that up to a simmmmmmaahh ( wow that came out of nowhere but it was fun to type). At that point, I added the remainder of the ingredients ( herbs, vinegar, seasoning)
and dropped the heat to low.
- 1/8 cup Whole Grain Pastry flour
- 1/8 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
- 2 (4-ounce) skinned, boneless chicken breasts, flattened with my meat-beater to 1/4 inch thickness. I don’t really have a meat beater- I used a skillet and the chicken was in between plastic.
- 1 teaspoon olive oil ( or cooking spray for the pan)
For on top:
- 1 slice provolone cheese
- 1/8 cup grated parmesan cheese
On the side:
- Pasta- I did whole wheat linguini cooked to box directions
To make the chicken:
Preheat oven to 350° Combine flour,1/8th cup Parmesan, and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper ( I put it onto a large plate). Flatten chicken breasts using plastic wrap around each breast and a meat-beater or rolling pin. Dredge chicken in flour mixture. Heat oil or cooking spray in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken; I cooked approximately 7 minutes on each side- so pretty much completely done. Lay a sheet of aluminum foil into a 7×7 -inch baking dish or use more spray etc. Pour the tomato sauce over the chicken.
Add slice of cheese, add parmesan cheese- Bake at 350° for 15 minutes. Serve over linguine.
Here is my plate:
Okay so that was delicious! I am completely happy and ready to watch dancing with the stars! Here is a quick recap for today:
Shred: Level 3
Yoga! I finally was able to download the Detox #1 from yogadownload.com and Boy did it feel AMAZING! I needed that so badly!
I also tried out a new yoga site from Polly- I had found yesterday through Abbie of FoodsthatFit. I did the 10 minutes of Yoga for runners and boy, was that also INCREDIBLE! I will definitely be checking her out for more yoga!
I also took Jack Brown for a 20 minute walk around the neighborhood.
It was great to get in some light exercise and stretching after that long run yesterday!
Studied studied studied ! I posted the first section of material on Vitamin A ( I left out a ton too) and went through Iron and Folate as well so I am in a good spot!
I also remembered the terminology quiz was pushed back to tomorrow- so I need to refresh with that , probably tomorrow morning.
I studied outside on our patio for a little while- it was great to have Jack out there and be in the sun!
Dancing with The Stars! Oh and I am getting ready to book a flight to see my brother!!! I worked out some finances and have been trying to save up for it anyway so that is so very exciting!
I almost forgot- here are the rest of my eats from today…and you may notice, I am adding in morning snacks and afternoon now because of the training schedule- I am going to need serious fuel!
I don’t think a diet should rely on these kinds of bars for meals by any means- but with the studying on campus, it was out of the ordinary to be at the library and I knew I would be getting home soon for some fresh foods. This bar was also mostly organic and very healthy ingredients, it tastes fantastic and it has 16g of protein! Plus, Odwalla is such a great company!
Best way to end a day too! Night yall!