A Little Creativity and Chicken Parmesan Becomes a Summertime Favorite

Chicken Parmesan

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I came home from work the other night exhausted. Once I settled in, the kids began asking what was for dinner. Usually, each of the boys wants something different. I typically don’t give in, but every now and then, I can’t resist. This night was different though. I was making grilled steak and grilled chicken for the adults. I figured there must be some way to get the kids to eat chicken. So, I asked if they wanted chicken parmesan.

They both jumped for joy and yelled out a resounding, “Yes!” One hurdle down, both boys agreed on something.

The next hurdle was how to cook everything outdoors. I really didn’t want to bread and fry up the chicken. In addition to chicken parmesan being time consuming and messy to make, I wanted to create a healthier version. I ended up grilling the chicken parmesan and it came out wonderful. Both boys asked for seconds…and then thirds.

Here’s the recipe…

1-lb boneless, skinless chicken breast

Salt and pepper to taste

Shredded cheese

Tomato sauce

To make, sprinkle the chicken with salt and pepper. Grill until cooked through taking care not to leave grill marks. This is important with my boys as they avoid the parts of the chicken where you can see the grill marks. Once cooked, place a piece of aluminum foil on the grill. Put the grilled chicken on the foil and top with sauce and cheese. Close the grill cover and cook until the cheese is melted.

An easy way to enjoy chicken parmesan in the summer.


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2 Responses to A Little Creativity and Chicken Parmesan Becomes a Summertime Favorite

  1. Mike says:

    Great recipe. I love Parmesan cheese and this is such a clever way to taste all its goodness!
    I recently wrote an article on how real Parmesan cheese is made and on its nutritional value. Check it out and let me know your thoughts, I would really appreciated it!


    Mike @TheIronYou

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