I’m rebelling against chicken parmesan over spaghetti though I have three more bags of frozen chicken parmesan cutlets. I made sixteen at the beginning of last month and it’s quite fun to see what meals I conjure. Tonight I decided to see how my family enjoys the cutlets on toasted sub rolls. Guess what? Every single person licked their plate clean. Not really, but there wasn’t a single crumb left. We devoured these and they were so easy because I had all the ingredients in my thawing box from the night before.
First I toasted the sub rolls.
I kind of cheated and used my microwave to speed the reheating process. I really like the way the whole wheat panko crumbs have adhered to the chicken through the freezing process. I nuked these for about two to three minutes. It’s a good idea to cut a piece and make sure it is slightly warm to the touch in the middle. It doesn’t have to be piping, because it will be broiled in a few minutes. They don’t get soggy because of the crumb texture. I warm the sauce in a microwave safe bowl until hot, about three minutes. Then I poured the sauce on top.
Feel free to use your favorite store brand. Not everything has to be made from scratch. Freezer cooking is a process. You make a few items at a time. I happened to have a lot of freezer marinara on hand.
I sprinkled on the cheese.
Next I broiled the cheese and placed the topped cutlets on the broiled bread.
Slice in half and watch your kids and husband gobble your creation.
My ten year-old daughter actually said, “Oh we’re having that breaded chicken again.” She ate an entire sub, with homefries and carrot sticks by herself.
No complaints tonight. I don’t think I would have any complaints if I invited guests and served this same meal. I’ll keep that in my memory bank. It’s a fifteen minute meal worthy to serve guests.
How about you? What’s a quick meal you like to serve guests?