I've been trying to use my winter stockpile of frozen, ready-made meals and finally finished the LAST round of soup just in time to spring clean the fridge! YIKES!
I enlisted the help of my darling husband for this daunting chore! My 1980s fridge has never looked or run better! I tossed just about EVERYTHING in the darn thing out. So, what’s a girl to do with a barren fridge, no time to shop and a hungry family?
Lucky for me I had a bag of frozen boneless, skinless chicken breasts and in the fridge I found the remainder of a bottle of Italian dressing. I let the chicken thaw in a casserole dish with the Italian dressing. Normally, I'd just seal it in a freezer bag but I’m even out of those! I'm running on empty here folks!
Once thawed and ready for action I mixed together some other pantry staples I had left - seasoned Italian bread crumbs and some Parmesan cheese. I dredged ONE side of the chicken with the bread crumb and cheese mixture. I suppose you could do both sides but, I didn't have enough bread crumbs. I didn't even use egg! The Italian dressing was enough. EASY PEASY!
Bake this bad boy in a 350 degree oven for 20-30 minutes or until the juices run clear. The house smelled delish! Even my kids were all. "mmm. Mommy what smells so good?"
The chicken came out very moist, tender and delicious! I can hardly call this a recipe really, I marinate chicken breasts all the time but have never thought to bread the one side with breading and bake it.
Do you have a favorite "what's in the pantry" recipe?
Tuesdays with Cory