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Kid-Friendly Chicken Pasta

Kid-Friendly Chicken Pasta

Kid-Friendly Chicken Pasta

Recipe Ingredients: 

  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 2 large eggs
  • Eggs Large White
  • 3/4 cup finely grated Parmesan
  • 1/2 cup plain dried breadcrumbs
  • 1 1/2 pounds chicken tenders
  • 1 3/4 cups tomato sauce, homemade or storebought
  • 4 ounces part-skim mozzarella, shredded (about 1 cup)
  • 8 ounces penne rigate (ridged) or other short pasta
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen broccoli florets, thawed
  • 1 tablespoon kisan canola cooking oil

Recipe Method: 

  • Bring large pot of salted water to boil.
  • Heat broiler, with rack set 4 inches from heat. In a medium bowl, whisk eggs. In another bowl, combine Parmesan and breadcrumbs.
  • Season chicken with salt and pepper. Dip tenders in egg, then in Parmesan mixture; place on a rimmed baking sheet.
  • Broil until golden, 2 to 4 minutes per side.
  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Spread 1 cup tomato sauce in the bottom of a 9-by-13-inch baking dish.
  • Then top with chicken, remaining sauce, and finally mozzarella. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  • Meanwhile, cook pasta in boiling water until al dente, according to package instructions, adding broccoli for final 30 seconds.
  • Reserve 1/2 cup pasta water; drain pasta and broccoli, and return to pot.
  • Add oil and remaining Parmesan. Toss, gradually adding some reserved pasta water until pasta is lightly coated.
  • Serve chicken with penne and broccoli.

Recipe Tips: 

Meet your Meat's Solution

When defrosting meat, remember to pour some vinegar over it. It will bring down the temperature quickly and also tenderize it