RECIPE: Chicken Parmesan Lasagna

I made a little dish the other night that got rave reviews by my family and several folks requested the recipe. The truth is, I don’t have a recipe. I totally made it up on the fly. Don’t go thinking that I’m Betty Crocker. I’m not. I just got lucky this time.

I was making my meal plan for the week and asked hubby if he had any special requests. He threw out Chicken Parmesan. Easy enough, except I didn’t have any spaghetti noodles on hand. He mentioned making some sort of lasagna instead but with chicken. I mean, Italian is Italian after all. The ingredients are basically the same just paired in a different way. Kinda like Taco Bell. They are the only chain I know of that can take the same 5 ingredients and continue to make up new stuff. You know it’s true. Marketing, it’s a wonderful thing!
So, here is my “recipe”. Feel free to alter it and make it your own.
9 lasagna noodles
2 cups chicken breasts
1 egg
1 cup Italian bread crumbs
1 jar spaghetti sauce, garden variety*
1 package shredded mozzarella cheese
1 package parmesan cheese
coconut/olive oil
some picky but unsuspecting dinner guests
Cook noodles according to package directions. Chop chicken into bite size pieces. Put in egg bath then cover with bread crumbs. Heat oil in a skillet and add chicken. Cook until no longer pink in the center. In your 9×13 pan, cover the bottom with a thin layer of spaghetti sauce. Put down 3 noodles. Top with a thin layer of sauce, 1 cup chicken, 1/2 cup** of both cheeses. Repeat. Cover the top layer of noodles with more sauce and cheese. Bake at 350 for about 15-20 minutes***.
*If you have super picky eaters, you could puree the sauce so they don’t see the vegetables.
**Seriously, I didn’t measure the cheese. I just sprinkled to my heart’s content. We like cheese!
***I have no idea how long I let it cook. Technically it’s all precooked and you are just wanting the cheese to melt. I left mine in until the bread was done.
No picture of the dish. Maybe next time. I wasn’t expecting it to be so popular but I’m glad it was. In the words of Skylar (before EVERY meal), Bon Appetite! 🙂

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