Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Cheesy Chicken Bake - My Way

You'll never guess....I found a recipe on a certain site that looked easy enough.......of course I had to adapt it, though.  Below is the original and my adapted version.  I hope you try and like it.  And before I begin....yes, mom, I know that's a lot of mayo.  bla.

Parmesan Chicken Bake - Original                                                   
6 Chicken Breasts                                                            
1c. Light mayo or Greek yogurt or a mix                           
1/2c fresh Parmesan cheese plus some for top                   
1 1/2 teaspoon salt                                                           
1/2 tsp pepper                                                                  
1 tsp garlic powder                                                           
Jenna's Cheesy Chicken Stuff - adapted                                                      
3 Chicken Breasts cut up in bite size pieces
1c mayo
handful of whatever shredded cheese I have
a sprinkle of salt
a sprinkle of pepper
1 Tablespoon minced garlic
1 Zucchini cut up (gotta throw in a veg if you can)
 breadcrumbs (why not?)

Preheat to 350.  Spray a 9x13 pan.  Spread chicken in pan.  Mix together remaining ingredients and spread evenly over chicken to coat so it won't dry out in the oven.  Bake for 35 minutes.  sprinkle breadcrumbs and remaining cheese over top.  bake 10 more minutes.  Use the broiler for a few if you want that burnt cheese topping (my family loves that).   Ta-da!

I think it came out ok.  So did the kids.  Mike wasn't crazy about it but he said it was because i actually used miracle whip instead of mayo and he could taste the difference (whatever).  I took a couple of pictures, but this is the only one that came out semi-ok.