Monday, February 9, 2015

Daughter-in-Law Chicken Parm

My oldest son and his bride bought their first house the week before Christmas.  Naturally, the entire family is really excited for them.  So, between Christmas and New Years, several of the siblings made the trek to Connecticut to visit the new house.  A couple of weeks later, my dearly beloved and I went to visit.  The house is wonderful, and, some day, when they get enough furniture to fill it (they moved from a one bedroom apartment, after all), it will be fabulous.  They have 2/3 acre on a cul-de-sac at the end of a long, quiet street, so it is a house they can reside in comfortably for many years.  And they paid an excellent price for it, because they bought a foreclosure and were willing to spend 3 months waiting for the bank to finish dithering and finalize the agreement.

My daughter in law's favorite feature is, of course, her kitchen, newly renovated by the bank.  (Oh, there was a problem with the sink, because the contractor put in 1/4" diameter water lines, so they had no water pressure, but Dan fixed that in about 12 minutes while he was there.)  And she put her beautiful kitchen to excellent use in feeding us.  I was a little leery that she was cooking chicken breast, which I always find dry, but hers was so good that I replicated it here, with just a minor change.  And now I'm happy to share it with you!


Chicken breast
Roasted Garlic flavored hummis (or plain, if you prefer)
Grated Parmesan Cheese
Ground Pepper
Grape tomatoes, cut in half lengthwise
Olive Oil

Spray a baking pan.  Cut the chicken breast in half, and slather each piece with a generous amount of hummis.  Sprinkle lightly with fresh ground pepper, and sprinkle very liberally with Parmesan cheese.  Bake at 350F for about 25 minutes.  Toss the grape tomatoes with olive oil and garlic, then arrange in the pan around the chicken.  Bake another 15 minutes, or until the chicken is done.  Serve with hot pasta stirred with olive oil and garlic.

This is so good that even Mark liked it.  And you know that fussbudget doesn't admit to liking anything!  Plus, it's heart healthy and low in sodium!  What more could you ask?

Happy Monday, everyone!


Anette said...

I like the idea with hummus and chicken! Very interesting!

Jane and Lance Hattatt said...

Hello Marjie,

Your son and daughter in law sound to have a most interesting house. A blank canvas just waiting to be painted with their own particular style and taste. Lovely!

And, what delicious looking chicken. We love anything with tomatoes, the Hungarian ones being, in our opinion, fabulous. As you say, chicken breast can be dry but this recipe looks as if all the juices and flavours are kept firmly inside. Perfect !

Big Dude said...

I would never have thought of using hummus as a meat coating but it makes sense. Yours looks delicious and I can remember how exciting it is to move into your first home.

grace said...

we moved to a house from a one-bedroom in october and we're still trying to fill the space! it's a process. :)

Pam said...

I am so excited for them! I remember buying our first house and how fun it was to decorate fill with furniture.

The chicken looks amazing! I've never thought to use hummus as a coating. What a great idea.

Two French Bulldogs said...

One of moms favorites
Lily & Edward

altadenahiker said...

I love chicken parm. Will try this one out.

Nichole Burke said...


Nellie said...

This sounds delicious! I'm so glad your son and daughter-in-law have found a house at a good price!

Mickle in NZ said...

I'm delighted for your eldest and his bride - a great buy of a wonderful sounding house.Good on them for their patience as it has certainly paid off.

And oh, garlicky hummus smothered over the chicken breast slices? I think this will get even me buying some chicken breast pieces to try it - I'm very much a "thigh" girl. Megs couldn't* care either way as she prefers her whiskas (pouched wet food and her adored Temptations),

Michelle xxxx

(*where you would say "I could care less" here and in the UK we say "I couldn't care less". Not an issue to me as I'm getting good at translating 'merican' to "kiwi', and brit to kiwi too with my sister having lived in the UK for 28 years now!)

Sue said...

Ha ha, when we moved here we thought we'd never fill it. Now we can't find a spare inch of space. Stuff grows.

I love chicken parm. That looks good.

Eileensews said...

I made this and it was delicious. Thank you for posting the recipe.

SissySees said...

Oh that sounds heavenly! Too bad the Knight won't eat any of the Parms, except on a sub. What a weirdo.