This week has been a week of much more simplified recipes for me. I haven't been feeling my best and because of that, I have chosen to make simpler meals. This is an easy, no recipe, throw together kind of a meal. For those of you who like to cook, but like to keep it simple, this is a great one for you!
4 chicken breasts
1 jar spaghetti sauce
1/2- 3/4 cup Italian bread crumbs
2 egg whites
Heat oven to 350. Lightly spray a 9 x 11 baking dish with Pam. Pour about 3/4 cup of the spaghetti sauce on the bottom of the sprayed dish. Set aside. Place bread crumbs into shallow dish or bowl. Place egg whites into a separate shallow dish or bowl. Heat (on medium-high) a skillet with a small amount of olive oil on the stove top. Dip each chicken breast into egg whites and then into the bread crumbs. Place the breaded chicken breasts into the hot oil. Cook for about 4 minutes on each side. Place the partially cooked chicken breasts on the top of the spaghetti sauce in the baking dish. Pour about 1 cup of spaghetti sauce over the chicken. Top with mozzarella and parmesan cheeses. Sprinkle lightly with salt. Bake approx 20-30 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
For the side dish:
Cook pasta (I used whole wheat spaghetti) according to package directions. Drain. Top with drizzled olive oil, fresh cut tomatoes, fresh cut basil, salt, pepper and parmesan cheese.