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Monday, January 23, 2012

Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan - Budget Meal

Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan with Penne Pasta

Great Budget Meal! Stock up on boneless skinless chicken breast when they are less than $2.00 a pound, your pasta sauce and pasta when you see it less than a dollar.

1 egg
1/3 cup Progresso® plain bread crumbs
1/3 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning 1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 1 1/4 lb)
1 jar (26 oz) tomato pasta sauce
1/2 cup shredded Italian cheese blend (2 oz)
2 2/3 cups uncooked penne pasta (8 oz)

1. Spray 2- to 3-quart slow cooker with cooking spray.

2. In small shallow bowl, beat egg until foamy. In separate shallow bowl, mix bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper. Dip chicken into egg, then coat evenly with bread crumb mixture; place in cooker. Spread pasta sauce evenly over chicken.

3. Cover; cook on Low heat setting 5 to 6 hours.

4. Sprinkle Italian cheese blend over top. Cover; cook on Low heat setting 10 minutes longer

. Meanwhile, cook and drain pasta as directed on package. Serve chicken with pasta.

Makes 4 servings

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