Frugal Cooking 207

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Pinterest, cooking with what I have in my cabinet, and a little bit of flexibility have been my kitchen and pocketbook’s best friends lately.  Finding new recipes and finding I have most of the ingredients to make them is amazing.  Here’s the latest:
My picture, but here’s the original pin.
Baked Chicken Parmesan
  • frozen chicken tenderloins (original was thawed breasts.  Thawed is easier to work with but will cook differently.)
  • 1/2 jar tomato sauce (I had a roasted garlic variety in my cabinet)
  • 4 oz shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 t powdered garlic (equivalent to 2 cloves of garlic)
  • 1 T plus 1/2 t Italian Herb and Seasoning (the stuff you buy in a little container at the store)
  • 2T oil
  • 4 oz parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 package of garlic croutons (The original called for 1 whole package; I just used a smaller pan)
  • hot red pepper flakes to taste
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  In an 8×8 casserole dish, pour oil, garlic, and hot red pepper flakes.  Mix in the dish, spreading to evenly cover the bottom.
  2. Lay chicken so it entirely covers the bottom of the dish.
  3. Pour sauce evenly over chicken.
  4. Sprinkle all of the Italian Seasoning over the sauce.
  5. Sprinkle 2 oz mozzarella evenly over sauce. Sprinkle 2 oz parmesan evenly over mozzarella.
  6. Spread croutons over the cheese.  Evenly.
  7. Repeat step four with remaining cheese.
  8. Bake, covered with foil, for 45 minutes.  For the last fifteen minutes, remove tin foil.  So you’re cooking for 1 hour total, or until chicken is fully cooked.
  9. Allow to set for 5-10 minutes, eat, and enjoy!
Verdict:  This is amazing.  We’ll be working it into our regular rotation.

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11 thoughts on “Frugal Cooking 207

  1. CBC

    Looks delicious! problem is, if I tried it I would not only b frugal but also poisonous! haha

    I’ll give the recipe to my girlfriend I suppose.

    Thanks FF!


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