Its that time of year again where you look for and crave comfort food. Not only does the consuming of such foods warm the body and the soul, but they also warm up every nook and cranny of the coldest of homes as they bubble away on the stove.
Feeding a large family brings with it all sorts of problems. With everyone having an array of different tastes, it can be hard to please everyone, every night.
One meal that does get the thumbs up and mouths watering when I dish it up is Julie Goodwin's recipe for Chicken Parma. Easy and delicious, this recipe puts the local pub Parma to shame. Try it for yourself, I dare you to disagree.
So while scrolling through Pinterest the other night I came across a meal that I just knew would be enjoyed by everyone at our dinner table, I just had to give it a whirl.
CHICKEN PARM MEATBALL SKILLET
500 grams chicken mince
1/2 cup breadcrumbs
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 tbsp fresh chopped parsley
4 cloves chopped garlic
1 large egg
salt & pepper
3 tbsp olive oil
800 gram can crushed tomatoes
1 1/2 cups grated mozzarella cheese
Extra Parmesan & parsley for garnishing
Crusty bread & pasta to serve.
Preheat oven to 200 degrees Celsius.
Make Meatballs - In a large bowl, combine chicken mince, breadcrumbs, Parmesan, parsley, half the garlic, egg and season with salt and pepper. Mix until combined, then form into meatballs.
In a large oven proof skillet, heat half of the oil over a medium heat. Add meatballs and brown on all sides. Transfer to a plate.
Add remaining oil to the skillet and saute the remaining garlic until fragrant. Add the tomatoes and stir until combined.
Bring to a low simmer and then return the meatballs to the sauce, simmering for a further 10 minutes.
Top with mozzarella and bake until cheese has melted and chicken is cooked through.
Garnish with remaining Parmesan and parsley, serve and enjoy.
This dish was such a hit that it will be on high rotation in our home during the Winter months. All plates were
licked cleaned at the end of the meal proving that once again Chicken Parma can warm you up even on the chilliest of Winter evenings.
* You can find the original recipe on this website HERE
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