Sunday, January 24, 2010

Grilled Chicken Parmesan from The Biggest Loser Family Cookbook

I didn't eat this one because I was not feeling well, but I also didn't get a picture of it because before I could dish some up to take a picture, the kids had devoured it.   I am taking it that this is a "keeper" recipe.  As the title says, I got the recipe out of my Biggest Loser Family Cookbook.  It has some really good recipes that I plan on trying.  For the sauce, I made a quadrupal batch last week and froze it in 4 different containers.  This way, when I need the sauce, I just put it in a pan and thaw it.  It is yummy too.  Hope you enjoy it.  I served it with Pasta but you can also serve with salad.

Grilled Chicken Parmesan
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
Salt, to taste
Pepper, to taste
Olive oil
2 cups Main Event Marinara (recipe below)
1/2 c. shredded mozzerella cheese

Preheat the oven to 350 and preheat a grill to high heat.

Lightly brush both sides of the chicken with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.  Grill the chicken, turning once, for 3 to 5 minutes per side, or until it is no longer pink inside and juices run clear.  Transfer to a baking dish.

Heat the sauce on low in the microwave until warm.  Top each breast with 4 T. marinara sauce, followed by 1/4 of the mozzarella cheese.  Bake the chicken for 3 to 5 minutes, or just until the cheese is melted.

Main Event Marinara Sauce
1 cup minced yellow or white onion
2 T. freshly minced garlic
1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
1/4 cup water
2 T. no-salt-added tomato paste
2 tsp. honey
2 T dried oregano
2 tsp dried basil
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
Salt, to taste

Spray a medium nonstick saucepan with olive oil spray and place over medium heat.  Add the onion and garlic and cook until just becoming tender (they should not brown), 4 to 6 minutes.  Reduce the tomato paste, honey, oregano, basil, and pepper flakes until well combined.  Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, for at least 1 hour.  Season with salt, if needed.

1 comment:

Lugenia said...

It isn't in the instructions but I am assuming you added the crushed tomatoes and water when you added the tomato paste, honey, oregano, basil and pepper flakes?