Mr. Food: Crispy Parmesan Chicken

January 28, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
The sheer simplicity of this easy Italian main-dish favorite, crispy Parmesan chicken, will make it tops on your list for a stress-free weeknight meal!

Makes about 4 servings

1 (1.5-ounce) envelope dry spaghetti sauce mix
1-1/3 cups bread crumbs
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce
1 (3- to 4-pound) chicken, cut into 8 pieces
2 tablespoons olive oil

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a 9" x 13" baking dish with foil. In a shallow dish, combine spaghetti sauce mix, bread crumbs, and cheese. Place tomato sauce in another shallow dish. Dip chicken pieces in tomato sauce then into bread crumb mixture, coating completely.

  2. Place chicken in baking dish and drizzle with oil.

  3. Bake 50 to 55 minutes, or until no pink remains in chicken.