My daughters are notoriously picky eaters. And it’s not like the little one gets it from her big sister, as they’re complete opposites. Maura (4 years old) is all about pasta, tofu, potatoes, seafood… nothing green anywhere near her plate. Not even a tiny little pea. She loves sauces, though. Even spicy curries. Everything has to be well combined; each bite full of flavor. Maya, on the other hand, wrinkles her nose anytime I attempt to get her to try fish; she’s a carnivore through and through, but she does like her veggies… she’d eat broccoli every night if I let her! Nothing on her plate can touch, however, and she eats each food on her plate separately. First the veggies, then the protein, and lastly the rice or pasta. It’s so weird and incredibly annoying. I tell myself that they’ll grow out of all this soon enough, right? RIGHT?
When the girls help me out in the kitchen, they’re much more likely to eat whatever it is we make. A few nights ago we prepared Hellmann’s ‘Succulent Chicken Parmesan’ together. It was so easy and delicious! Here’s the recipe:
SUCCULENT CHICKEN PARMESAN
Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 23 minutes
- 1/4 cup Italian seasoned dry bread crumbs (I used regular bread crumbs and added my own spices!)
- 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (about 1-1/4 lbs)
- 1/4 cup Hellmann’s® or Best Foods® Real Mayonnaise
- 1/2 cup Ragu® Old World Style® Pasta Sauce
- 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (about 2 oz)
- Preheat oven to 425°.
- Combine bread crumbs with parmesan cheese in shallow dish; set aside.
- Add chicken and Hellmann’s Mayonnaise to large plastic bag; shake to evenly coat.
- Remove chicken, then lightly coat in crumb mixture.
- Arrange chicken on baking sheet.
- Bake 20 minutes.
- Evenly top chicken with pasta sauce, then mozzarella cheese. Bake an additional 3 minutes or until chicken is thoroughly cooked and cheese is melted.
The chicken was juicy, with just enough cheese and sauce in each bite. I served it with broccoli and a little whole-wheat penne. The girls cleaned their plates. Well, except Maura, who pushed the broccoli around until I couldn’t take it anymore… but the chicken she loved!
Visit Hellmann’s for the original recipe.
Read my post about Hellmann’s Cranberry Orange Stuffing-Crusted Chicken, too!
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