Quick & Simple Supper: The 3-C
As you may have read on my posts, I was recently married to a fabulous man. One who so happens to have triple "C" initials! As a fun way to celebrate our first 25 days of marriage I prepared a meal with his very initials – Creamy, Cheesy, Chicken, and it is absolutely delicious. Husband approved!
This meal is rich in lean protein, calcium, and with the addition of the summer squash, there is even a hint of fiber to boot. The recipe took merely minutes to prepare and once it is in the oven, all you need to do is sit back and enjoy the tasty aroma emitting from the oven. I am always looking for quick and easy recipes and if you are anything like me, this one may be joining your own recipe repertoire!
- 1/2 cup (light or reduced fat) mayonnaise
- 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 4 chicken breasts, boneless and skinless
- ½-1 cup sliced or diced summer squash/zucchini
- 1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs, finely crushed
Heat oven to 400 degrees F.
Combine mayonnaise, cheese and garlic powder.
Spread mayonnaise mixture on chicken breasts, top with summer squash, and sprinkle on the bread crumbs (and a touch more parmesan cheese if you would like).
I used an 8”x8” glass baking dish to keep everything tight and moist, though you could certainly use a 9x13 or even a baking sheet for a crispier feel. Bake for about 50 minutes (if you are using the 8”x8”, closer to 20” if you are using a baking pan) or until cooked through and lightly browned and tender.
TIP: When you have merely a few minutes to go, you could certainly top the meal with a sprinkle of mozzarella cheese to boot.Did you try this recipe? Do you have your own speedy go-to supper? I would love to hear what is going on in YOUR kitchen! Thanks for reading :)