It’s so easy to love Italian food. The recipes are all about emphasizing the flavors of natural ingredients: mozzarella, ripe tomatoes, fresh basil. And, mostly, they aren’t hard. Put together enough really, really good ingredients, and you’ll end up with something equally good or better.
One of my favorite Italian dishes, chicken Parmesan, really isn’t difficult to make at all.
However, this adapted recipe is so easy, I can’t believe it. Literally, I decided to put together all the things that I like in the dish, sans breading to make it a little healthier or easier, and voila: a quick, tasty chicken Parm, sans the Parm, I guess.
As long as you get the basic ingredients in there (chicken, tomato sauce, mozzarella, olive oil) it will turn out well; the rest is just about customizing it to you. That, in my book, is the only recipe worth having.
Here’s my version, but feel free to experiment. This is as foolproof as it gets, friends.
About Shanna Mallon
Shanna has a Masters in Writing through Depaul University. Her mantra? Restoring order and celebrating beauty through creative content, photography and food. Shanna's work has been featured in Bon Appetit, The Kitchn, MSN.com, Everyday Health, Better Homes & Gardens, Houzz.com, Food News Journal, Food52, Zeit Magazine, Chew the World, Mom.me, Babble, Delish.com, Parade, Foodista, Entrepreneur and Ragan PR.