Grilled chicken parmesan #CookClassico

Hope you all had a great weekend!
I celebrated my 11th year of marriage this weekend with my mister and had the most.delicious.meal to celebrate!  Most women want to go out and have a fancy dinner at an expensive restaurant, I know, buuuuuuuut, most couples aren’t married to a man in law enforcement who works a crazy schedule… add 4 gorgeous kids under the age of 10 on top of that and going out this year was almost impossible.  So, I surprised my Valentine’s day dinner date with an amazing dish I found on Classico’s website, grilled chicken parmesan (adapted) and lemme tell ya, it was delish!  
Grilled chicken parmesan | Lolly Jane #cookclassico
I shop at Walmart a lot for groceries and this trip did not disappoint… I purchased all of the ingredients to make this and even snagged a container of fresh parmesan flakes, which tasted SO good with the puree!
Classico Heavy Tomato Puree | Grilled Chicken Parmesan #cookclassico
Since we’re running in Tough Murder (erm, I mean Tough Mudder) this weekend, we’ve been eating healthier around here so I wanted to create a meal that was tasty AND nutritious so I used Classico’s heavy tomato puree.  See that label?  A la natural, always packed fresh with no preservatives.  Mmm!
Classico Heavy Tomato Puree | Grilled Chicken Parmesan #cookclassico

I skipped the french bread, although this sauce would have been PERFECT to dip it in (;  I did include my hubby’s favorite drink, cream soda, and it was a great combination with this delicious dish.  He helped himself to seconds, so I know he lovely love loved it!  I have a confession: this is my first time ever making chicken parmesan.  I know!  Where have I been?!  LOL  The hubbs asked me if I made the sauce from scratch because the tomato puree tasted THAT fresh.  Shh!  It will be our little secret, m’kay? (;

Grilled chicken parmesan by Lolly Jane #cookclassico
What are your favorite plans with your dinner date?  Dining out or eating in?  Well, if you want to eat in and truly enjoy a delicious, nutritious meal at home, here’s the recipe I used to create this tasty dish:
Grilled Chicken Parmesan
Recipe Type: Italian
Cuisine: Dinner
Author: Lolly Jane
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Serves: 4
A delicious meal using canned tomatoes and other ingredients you’ll most likely already have in your home :)
Ingredients
  • 4 large chicken breast, sliced 1/2 in. slices
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 can (28 oz.) Classico™ Heavy Tomato Puree
  • 2 cups shredded Mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup plain or Italian-style breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Instructions
  1. On a large baking sheet, arrange sliced chicken in a single layer.
  2. Sprinkle liberally with salt and pepper on both sides.
  3. Let sit for 15 minutes.
  4. Preheat oven to 350°F and preheat grill pan over high heat.
  5. Grill chicken just long enough to create grill marks on both sides.
  6. Spread half of the tomatoes along the bottom of a 9″x13″ baking pan.
  7. Layer grilled chicken next.
  8. Top chicken with remaining tomato puree and mozzarella cheese.
  9. Cover and bake for 20 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  10. While cooking, combine breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese.
  11. Remove cover; sprinkle topping evenly over the surface.
  12. Return to oven uncovered and bake until golden brown, about 5-8 minutes.
  13. Enjoy!

 

A big shout out to my main squeeze for being a food critic (two thumbs up! Haha!) and for spending 11 years of wedded bliss by my side ♥

 

NKM

I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for  Collective Bias® and  Classico #cbias #SocialFabric #CookClassico.  All opinions are my very own.

XOXO

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  1. 1

    Kelli, I know all about the crazy law enforcement schedule! Your recipe sounds delicious and congrats on 11 years! :)

  2. 2

    aren’t you two cute!!!! that recipe looks delish!

  3. 3

    Aw, you two are so perfect together! And your eyes, they are gorgeous! Thanks for the recipe, it looks delicious!

  4. 4


    Crystal

    Happy Anniversary!! Glad you were able to have some alone time with your hubby! Your dinner looks delicious!

  5. 5

    What?! Lady, you can cook! This looks beautiful and that pic of you and your hubby is a keeper! You look way too young to have 11 years under your belt, by the way…

    Have an awesome week!

  6. 6

    Sure looks DELICIOUS Kelli!! Yum!!

  7. 7

    Yum! That looks delicious!

  8. 8

    this sounds so yummy
    come see what I shared at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

  9. 9

    Just saw your link over at Somewhat Simple’s link party and wanted to come over and check out your recipe! It looks so yummy! And I love that the sauce is all natural… I’ll have to go and pick some up from the store :)

    I’d love for you to link up a few recipes at my weekend link party that is going on right now http://thebestblogrecipes.blogspot.com/

    Hope to see you there!

  10. 10

    This recipe sounds delish!! I’ve made chicken parm before, but never grilled, and then topped with the normal chicken parm topping!! I’m gonna have to give this a try!!

    And happy anniversary!! :)