July 7, 2008

Quick and Easy dinner.

It was my fiancé's first day at his new jobby job today. And my first 10 hour day of the summer. I am exhausted. Not only was I really busy today...but from sleeping so much over the weekend I couldn't fall asleep last night. I think I managed about 4 hours of sleep. I definitely cannot wait to go to sleep tonight!

So..with that...I decided it was going to be easy dinner night! (This is also a no-carb option - yet one of my favs!)

I call it....
Jen's Quick Parmesan Chicken

2-4 skinless/boneless chicken breasts
1 can of Diced or stewed Tomatos-with Basil, Garlic and Oregano

1 tablespoon olive oil
shredded mozzarella cheese
(Instead of the diced tomatoes you could use any spaghetti sauce you prefer, too)

First, heat olive oil in skillet on medium heat. Add chicken and and brown on both sides (about 5-6 minutes). Second, add your can of diced/stewed tomatoes. Bring to a boil and let simmer (covered) about 30 minutes or until done. And if you want, sprinkle a little mozzarella cheese over the chicken 5 minutes before it's done.

You can have pasta along with the chicken or any veggie you like. Or nothing at all. Tonight I will be having a salad!

The whole process should take less than 45. And it gives you time to do other thing while its cooking! And you don't have to turn your stove on...this helps out in the summer when it's already 85 degrees in your house!

This is for you Bella...I know you were in a dinner rut not too long ago! Hope you enjoy it!


Bella said...

Thanks! We always make it in the oven...I like your way better...and I like the diced tomatoes rather than sauce...hmmm...I'm going to have to try that! :-)