There's nothing like having a few recipes in your repertoire that are quick to make, nutritious and delicious. This is one that I developed a few years ago, and it's now become the Specialite de Maison in my house.
This recipe is so basic that even on one of my worst days of dealing with my chronic illness (Multiple Sclerosis) I can manage to put together this nourishing meal.
Simple ingredients that you most likely have in your cupboard or fridge, such as mild salsa in a jar, some frozen chicken breasts, mozzerella cheese and parmesan cheese are all you need.
This is one of those recipes that you won't even need a recipe, if you know what I mean; slap a frozen chicken breast in a baking dish, slather on a cup of mild salsa (the secret ingredient), stick a couple of chunks of mozzerella cheese on it, and sprinkle with parmesan.
There are other options for cheese; goat cheese is a great alternative, or experiment with vegan options.
Use one chicken breast per person - the left overs (if there are any) are fine in the fridge until the next day; reheat in the microwave.
The casserole dish I use is one that is almost too small - this helps cook the chicken breast more quickly without drying it out - experiment to see what works best in your kitchen.
Bake in the oven set at 400 degrees for 35 - 45 minutes, depending on the size of the chicken breast, boil up some penne or other pasta.
I use Tinkyada rice noodles, which are gluten free, but you can use any kind of wheat noodles instead; and there is dinner.
You can serve it with a green or Caesar salad, if you need more nutrition, or just a few leaves of baby kale to add some color to it.
I hope you enjoy this method of elevating a simple dish to one worthy of serving to company - I always get a great response to this one - even from picky grand children.
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