Friday, February 26, 2010

Cheater Chicken Parmesan

Let's face it. It is exhausting always having to put together a perfect meal from scratch. Where I live I do not have the luxury of just picking up a phone and ordering take out. Plus, sometimes I don't want to spend over an hour preparing a meal. So, that is when I came up with a way to have Chicken Parmesan, with out a lot of hassle.


Chicken Breasts
Shake and Bake
Garlic Powder
Left over hamburger buns
Mozzarella cheese
1 jar of pasta sauce
Spaghetti noodles

The makings for Caesar salad (Roman lettuce, dressing, etc)


1. In the bag provided by Shake and Bake add coating mix, 1/2 tsp of garlic powder and 1/2 tsp of parsley. Mix and coat chicken. Bake for 30 minutes.

2. While chicken is cooking begin cooking your noodles.

3. Mix butter and 1 tsp of garlic powder in a bowl. Spread over hamburger buns. Top with cheese and parsley. Bake for 8 minutes.

4. When chicken is almost cooked pour a little bit of your pasta sauce over the chicken and top with cheese. Return to the oven for last 5 minutes.

5. Add the rest of the sauce to the spaghetti and heat.
6. Serve altogether and enjoy! :-)

This meal is done and sitting on the table in 30 minutes. It has staple ingredients that I usually always have. I plan this meal around a week where I am already using hamburger buns. There is nothing that I hate more than throwing away 2 or 3 moldy hamburger buns. Plus, they make delicious garlic bread. It may not be an overly fancy meal but it is inexpensive, quick and tasty! Yum!

Have a great weekend!


  1. haha - look at step #1 - add 1/2 tsp of garlic bread into the shake and bake mix...what exactly is 1/2 tsp of garlic bread?? LOL

  2. ha ha ha Woops! Must be friday!

  3. haha and to comment on the meal - we have made this before and i really enjoy it - quick and simple!