The minute I saw this recipe, I was intrigued. It also helped that one of B's favorite dishes is Chicken Parmesan. Make your husband's favorite dish in a crockpot with minimal effort? Score!
First mix together the spices and dry ingredients including 1/2 cup breadcrumbs, 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese, 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, and 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt (I just had plain white salt - so common), like so:
Then take 1 tablespoon olive oil and spread it at the bottom of the stoneware of your crockpot. Or, if you are me, create an eclipse like effect as so:
Meanwhile, in another bowl beat one egg with a fork. Note that you will use this bowl and the dry ingredients bowl to dip the chicken into so make sure you have room:
Dip each chicken breast in the egg bowl and then the dry bowl until completely covered and then place in the bottom of your crockpot:
Then cover the chicken with slices of mozzarella. I may have gone a bit overboard with the cheese:
Finally, add one jar of your favorite sauce:
Then cook on low for 7 hours and serve over your favorite pasta. I chose plain ol' spaghetti although, secretly, I am a mostaccoli girl. How do you even spell mostaccoli? My husband likes spaghetti so I went that route.
B didn't like it because the breading wasn't crunchy and the cheese was all "goopy." I didnt mind the cheese or lack of breading, however, the overall taste was lacking.
Things I learned:
- I still really don't like salt and I keep tasting it in everything. I am going to stop adding it.
- I like my sauce a bit sweeter (thanks Mom!) so when I make another dish with sauce, I will add some molasses (double thanks Mom!)
- Cheese will melt and just blend in with the sauce if you cook it for 7 hours
- I like cheese a lot!
- Some things are better done the old-fashioned way rather than in a crockpot
Do you have a good Chicken Parmesan recipe?