The Monday Meal:
I’ve been absolutely loving my Tuesday mom walk/park play dates with a friend of mine, but it is sooo hard to hustle from work, change, get Miles ready, walk, play at the park and still come home to make dinner before the whole family is hangry (you know, so hungry we’re angry). I love my quick pressure cooker meals, but this week, I decided to bust out the slow cooker!
I took a risk making slow cooker Chicken Parmesan. It was a risk because traditional chick parm is my husband’s favorite meal and I usually don’t love crock pot chicken because I tend to overcook it. Luckily, this time it all worked out, my husband approved and it didn’t over cook. Yay! Here’s the recipe:
In the morning I dredged a couple of chicken breasts by seasoning them with salt and pepper, dipping them in a milk/egg mixture, and crusting them with a mixture of parmesan cheese and panko bread crumbs. Then, I cooked them on the stove on high heat for a quick minute on each side.
When I got home, I topped the chicken with a little parmesan and mozzarella and let that melt in the crock pot while I made a quick salad. Voila! A delicious dinner was ready in less than 15 minutes of me walking in the door! I did not serve it with pasta because I figured that the panko was carb enough for us!
- 2-4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 1 (25 oz). jar spaghetti sauce
- 1 cup Panko bread crumbs
- ¼ cup parmesan cheese
- 1 egg
- ½ cup milk
- 2tsp Italian seasoning
- 2 tbsp. olive oil
- ½ cup (or more if you like) shredded mozzarella cheese
- Set up a dredging station by combining milk and egg in one shallow dish and panko, parmesan, and italian seasoning in another shallow dish.
- Heat oil in a large skillet on the stove.
- Dip the chicken breasts into the milk/egg and then the panko/parm.
- Cook the chicken in the skillet on medium high heat for 1 minute on each side, just so it has a crispy crust.
- Spray your crockpot with nonstick spray and pour in 1 jar of spaghetti sauce.
- Place chicken on top of the sauce and cook on low for 7 hours.
- At the end, top with a little parm and mozzarella inside the crock pot until melted.
What are your favorite crock pot recipes? I’m loving coming home to a cooked meal!