Last night, much to Braden’s chagrin, I decided to cook some chicken breasts in spaghetti sauce. He thought it would just be awful! “That’s just too weird” he said. Well, Mommy had the last laugh – Braden ate 5 helpings!!!!
Spaghetti Sauce Chicken
Boneless skinless chicken breasts (I used 4 half-breasts)
Spaghetti Sauce (I used half a jar)
Mozzarella cheese (let your hips tell you when)
It’s really quite easy. Spread a very light layer of olive oil in a glass baking dish of appropriate size (mine was a 9×13). Cut the extra fat off the chicken and place them in the dish (either whole or cut into strips). Pour the spaghetti sauce over it. I like to use a sauce that has no sugar in it (or substitutes) – just veggies. Top with some mozzarella cheese. Cover with a lid or aluminum foil.
The baking time – this is where my “recipe” becomes inadequate. My oven and I were having another disagreement last night. After having the chicken in the oven for 45 minutes at “350” (notice the quote marks), the chicken was not even remotely beginning to cook (seriously -only the very outermost tiny layer was not pink). So I turned it up to “385” and left it another 20 minutes. If your oven does not dislike you, then you can probably mange to cook this for 30 minutes at 350°.
Next time I make this, I think I will put it in the crockpot and cook it on low most of the day. I think it would be really great shredded.
We served this over brown rice with a salad on the side. A very healthy dinner (and a huge hit!). Enjoy.