Monday, August 10, 2009

I'm all about easy meals...

especially for the summer when the kids are home. We tend to get busy playing, and don't really want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen. If you are the same, then give this recipe a try. I saw it in a Betty Crocker magazine while standing in line at the grocery store. My whole family really liked it!

Baked Chicken Panzanella

2 cups chopped cooked chicken (I used Tyson chicken strips, cut up)
1 can diced tomatoes with garlic, onion, and oregano, drained
1/4 cup sliced green onions (about 4 medium)
1 pkg. (5 oz) Italian seasoned croutons
1/4 cup Italian dressing
3/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup sliced fresh basil leaves (I just sprinkled a little dry basil on)

Heat oven to 350 degrees. In an ungreased 2 quart baking dish, layer chicken, tomatoes, green onions, and croutons. Drizzle with Italian dressing. Cover with foil. Bake 20 minutes. Uncover; top with cheese. Bake about 10 minutes longer or until hot and cheese is melted. Sprinkle with basil.

13 comments:

Chow and Chatter said...

looks nice and easy

Lynda said...

This looks like a very tasty summer meal, especially nice for busy days....who wants to cook all summer anyway!

Monica H said...

Missed you this summer. this looks great!

Katy ~ said...

I love pasta all year round, too. This sounds delicious, easy and has pantry ingredients in it as well. I like it!

Katherine Aucoin said...

This would definitely fit in with my crazy schedule these days! Simple and packed full of taste!

Kathy said...

Thanks ladies! Yeah, it's been busy around here with the kiddos home. I missed y'all too!!! :o)

Rachel said...

I love quick meal ideas!!! (Especially those that my entire family will agree to eat...I have no doubt that they'd all love this recipe!)

teresa said...

oh i love all the flavor! i'm all about easy and delicious meals like these!

the ungourmet said...

This looks wonderful!

For some reason I found that I wasn't following your blog. I am now following again. Darn Blogger!

Kathy said...

Thanks Teresa! Kim, I left you a comment on your blog! :o)

Angie's Recipes said...

Drooling....it is easy to prepare and looks very good.

Angie's Recipes

velva said...

This a great recipe when it gets hectic at our house. Since school starts tomorrow, that would mean that it is a short jump before we start acting crazy here!

Penny said...

Sounds like a great recipe. Will have to give it a try. I love easy on busy days and we've had many of them lately - trying to get an addition finished for a family visit over Labor Day.