Breaded chicken breasts with pasta, marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese
1 cup dry bread crumbs (needs to be a pretty fine consistency)
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 tsp dried thyme
2 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
3/4 cup melted butter
2 1/2 lbs boneless skinless chicken cut into 1" cubes or strips
12 ounces whole grain pasta, cooked according to package instructions
Marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese, for serving
1. Preheat oven to 400. Combine the dry ingredients in a shallow bowl. Dip the chicken in the melted butter, then roll in crumbs.
2. Place in a greased 15 by 10" sheet pan. Bake at 400 degrees 15-20 minutes. Serve with pasta topped with marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese.
This recipe and photos were submitted by guest chef Jessica C.
She writes, "This meal lends itself well to candlelight, and my husband and I often make it for a romantic dinner. It goes great with a good salad!"