Sweet Life Disclosure: This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Ragú® and Latina Bloggers Connect.
After a hectic week all I crave is an easy-does-it comfort meal at the table surrounded by my familia. I live for Sunday family dinner time. A chance to recharge, reenergize and spend time with my loved ones sharing a meal gives me the focus to begin another busy week. Sunday family dinners are sacred to me, since being married, we as a family have moved several times. We moved when my husband served time in the Army, then we moved again for him to finish up his graduate degree. I was away from family for almost ten years and what I missed the most was spending Sunday’s lounging at the table enjoying a meal with them, all thirteen of them. I love’em all!
We’ve been home almost three years now and I cherish every Sunday we spend together as a family around the dinner table. Deciding on the menu for Sunday has become a hot topic at our home. On Monday mornings over breakfast my daughter and I discuss menu ideas. She handles all the baking, I do all the grocery shipping, prepping and then we all come together to assemble the meal. A house-full of family laughing, sipping wine, talking all at once while we unwind from the week.
Sometimes we cook a meal inspired by the meals my mami made for us growing up, other times we pull a recipe from enormous recipes we have pulled out of cooking magazines, but there is always a Sunday dedicated to a dish every member of my familia adores, chicken parm.
I mean crispy chicken topped with gooey cheese and a delicious red sauce, serious comfort food for a seriously laid back Sunday family dinner – count me in. And as much as I love chicken parm frying chicken for thirteen in the Texas heat is something I do not look forward to. Lucky me, the Ragú® homepage has plenty of recipe ideas, plus Ragú® Old World Style® Traditional Sauce has a delicious taste my entire family loves. I found a recipe for oven baked chicken parmesan and gave it my own personal spin on this classic favorite. I boosted the flavor of the breadcrumbs with cumin and oregano and topped off my oven bake chicken with plenty of gooey oaxacan cheese. It was saucesome!
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#Saucesome family dinner action!
- 3/4 cup plain dry bread crumbs
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- ½ teaspoon ground pepper
- 6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (about 2 lbs.)
- 1 egg beaten
- 1 jar 24 oz. Ragú® Traditional Sauce
- 1 cup shredded Oaxaca cheese
- Fresh basil thinly sliced, optional
Preheat oven to 400°. Combine bread crumbs, ground cumin, oregano, and pepper in a shallow dish. Dip chicken in egg, then crumb mixture; turn to coat.
Arrange chicken in 13 x 9-inch baking dish. Bake 20 minutes.
Pour Sauce over chicken; top with cheese. Bake an additional 10 minutes or until chicken is thoroughly cooked. Garnish with fresh basil, serve warm with salad.
This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Ragú® and Latina Bloggers Connect. However, all opinions expressed are my own.