So, Monday. We were both craving something cheesy and Italian, and I am still working my way through a huge can of rolled oats from several granola exploits. During my several hours of staff development on Monday (see: fun), I had a brilliant idea. What if I breaded chicken in oatmeal? We are all about killing two birds with one stone around here, so I went ahead and did it.
Oatmeal Chicken Parmesan
4 4 oz chicken breasts
1 cup oatmeal
2 tsp oregano
1 tsp garlic powder
1 cup marinara or tomato sauce
1 cup part skim mozzarella cheese, shredded
I combined the oatmeal and spices, until it looked and smelled like some sort of weird, savory oatmeal.
I preheated the oven to 350, and dipped each chicken breast in the oatmeal. In hindsight, I would have thrown some butter in there for good measure. I placed the chicken in a greased baking pan, and baked for 20 minutes. I then poured marinara sauce and cheese over the chicken, baked for 8 more minutes, and threw it in the fun broiler drawer ( you remember, don't you?), for about 2 minutes.
The stray oats got a little burnt, but it was cheesy, and pretty good. Like I said, some butter next time.
Next time I will post my meals in chronological order. As God intended.