Posted at 9:31 am , on November 16, 2015
When I need some comfort food and a quick meal I think of Chicken Parmesan. You can’t beat the taste of crispy panko breaded chicken with melted mozzarella alongside spaghetti topped with the tastiest marinara sauce. Most marinara sauces are made from canned tomatoes but I like to use fresh tomatoes when I can. There’s just something special about fresh tomato sauce with fresh herbs. This is also a frugal meal as I can make a meal for 4 using just one chicken breast. Don’t worry, no one goes away hungry. A hunk of french bread and a salad makes this a complete meal.
Posted at 9:15 am , on September 18, 2015
This tasty Chicken Madeira is a popular dish served at the Cheesecake Factory. They have an extensive menu and I’ve tried several dishes but was unaware of this dish until my sweet friend Paula told me about it. She knows me well and thought I would find it delicious. She was right, I loved it at first bite! The chicken is smothered in melted fresh mozzarella and drips into the sauce which is flavored with Madeira wine and beef stock. The mushrooms are hearty and taste so good alongside a heaping dollop of mashed potatoes. It’s comfort at its best and very simple to make. There are many copykat recipes to choose from and I tried to take the basics and make it as close to the original as possible. I think I came pretty close. Hope you enjoy it!