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Ok – so – I stopped eating chicken 25 years ago and I cannot honestly say whether I have ever had chicken Parmesan. But I made this & it is so fucking easy & delicious & guiltless (as far as your chicken karma goes) – I think this might become a staple around here.
I cheated a bit in that I did not use the Beyond Meat chicken here –
because I did not want to go through the whole breading process. So – I used these guys – despite the fact this Simple Truth is being sued for telling less than the simple truth.
I used some homemade sauce I had in the freezer & dry pasta. You can make a fresh pasta or your own sauce & take this to another level – or just use your favorite jarred sauce. I also have several recipes for sauce on this blog – Spicy Basil Marinara, Five (5) Minute Arrabiata Sauce, or my basic Marinara Sauce. I did not use and Parmesan in this so – technically – this is chicken mozzarella. FTW!
Vegan Chicken Parmesan & Pasta
The ratios here of pasta to sauce or cheese to chicken are really a mater of personal preference so I am just gonna list the ingredients & let you decide quantities.
1/2 lb dry pasta – cooked
Pasta sauce – lots – at least 1/2 a normal jar or more (to taste)
Vegan (or other) mozzarella and Parmesan – enough to cover the chicken
Vegan breaded chicken – enough for two
Parsley or basil – chopped as garnish
Heat the oven to 425.
Heat the chicken for about 20-30 minutes (flipping once in the middle) or until crispy & golden. I did this in a pie plate sprayed with cooking spray.
Heat the sauce.
Cook the pasta.
Top the chicken with some sauce & the cheeses. Heat another 10-15 minutes or until the cheese is melted & beginning to brown.
Toss the pasta with some sauce (and cheese?) and place some chicken Parmesan on top. Garnish with chopped basil and/or parsley & devour. Then sleep easy with no worries that renegade & vengeful poultry will be attacking you in your sleep. Nope. Not tonight!