I mentioned yesterday about the dog days of summer. I dislike cooking when it’s hot, but fast food or ice cream is not always an alternative. Wandering through the store yesterday, I came across a new-to-me product: Tyson Breaded Chicken Patties. They are round. And suitable for the microwave. My first thought was, “Oh! I have left-over hamburger buns. I’ll do chicken sandwiches.” Then I thought…ooh. Chicken Parmesan. The easy way. So I got sliced Provolone cheese, spaghetti sauce (yes, premade because the whole idea is quick, easy, and not heating up the kitchen!), and angel hair pasta. There are “Lifehacks” out there for cooking pasta in the microwave. Basically, you need a microwave safe glass bowl, pasta, water to cover and 3-5 minutes more than the package directions. Which works great for things like macaroni, bowties, penne, zita, etc. Since I was doing angel hair, I put water in the bowl and microwaved it for about 7 minutes, until it was boiling. Then I added salt, and the pasta, sort of dipping and swirling until it fit into the bowl. Then I microwaved it for the minutes suggested for stove-top preparation, plus ****
While doing this, I heated the sauce in a pan on the stove. Then I microwaved the chicken patties, adding the Provolone to each patty for the last minute.
Pasta on the plate, patties next to the pasta, sauce on top. A sprinkle of Parmesan on top. Voila! Fast, quick, easy, not as good as restaurant, but… I would do the angel hair the normal way next time. Microwave pasta’s not so yummy. But yeah, I’ll make this again.
Do y’all have any quick summer recipes you want to share?