Nothing says weekend like Chicken Parmesan, except this one comes together without a lot of fuss on a Monday (womp) in ONE PAN and in 30 MINUTES. You can always serve this with pasta, but if I’m just not up for boiling water, we’ll eat this alongside roasted green beans or broccoli (since the oven's on) and garlic toast for dipping. 💃🏻 • Weeknight Chicken Parmesan • 4 T olive oil, divided 1 peeled garlic clove 1 cup panko breadcrumbs ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese 2 tsp dried Italian seasoning 1 ½ tsp kosher salt ¼ tsp ground black pepper 2 lb chicken breasts (about 6) 1 24 oz jar favorite marinara sauce 3 slices provolone or mozzarella cheese, halved • Preheat oven to 425. • In a small dish, microwave 2 T olive oil along with the garlic clove for 15 seconds. Discard garlic and pour the oil onto a shallow plate. • On another shallow plate, mix together panko, parmesan, herbs, salt and pepper. • Dip each chicken breast first into the oil, then breadcrumbs to cover all sides. • In a large 12-inch skillet, heat remaining 2 T olive oil over medium heat. Brown chicken on one side for 3 minutes (do not move), then flip and cook for 1 minute. Pour marinara over chicken and transfer to preheated oven. • Bake for 15 minutes, then top each chicken breast with half a slice of cheese and return to over for 3-5 more minutes, or until chicken is cooked through. • Remove from oven and allow to sit 5 minutes. Serve alongside roasted green beans and a hunk of garlic bread (or pasta).
Obsessed with these delicate, hand-pulled ribbons of noodles that one can slurp easily. Neither thick or doughy, these wide noodles are springy and silky in texture. Paired with tomatoes and scrambled egg, this bowl of noodles gives me comfort during this 50F cold front. Also highly recommend the cold noodle dish as well. It's like the first thing on their menu.
You made it through Monday. That calls for dessert. We can confirm these strawberry waffles topped with strawberry ice cream, cookies, and star-shaped lychee from Sweet Kingdom in Allston, Boston, is the perfect go-to. The best part? You can order your dessert ahead of time and take it to go! That's one reason to not hate Mondays.