Marinara Chicken with Balsamic Glazed Brussel Sprouts

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Marinara Chicken with Balsamic Glazed Brussel Sprouts

Tonight I wanted to change it up for dinner. I feel like I’ve been pretty boring in the kitchen lately. With getting over a cold, moving in the last few weeks, and not to mention being 5 months pregnant, I haven’t been real creative. So tonight I looked in my fridge and figured out how I could put something good on the table for the hubby ๐Ÿ˜‰

I started with Brussel sprouts which really aren’t his favorite but I figured I could make it work.

  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. Wash and cut Brussel sprouts. I just cup them into thin slices and laid them out across a roasting pan
  3. Drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinaigrette, garlic, salt and pepper
  4. But to really change it up, I cut up a few slices of prosciutto and put it on top
  5. Bake for 20-30 minutes depending on how crunchy or soft you want them and then top with parmesan cheese.

I rarely use measuring cups when I cook so just eyeball it and go with what you think. I always like the idea though that it’s easier to add then to take away ๐Ÿ˜‰


Now onto the chicken. One of my favorite ingredients to use as a filler or a crust is Wheat Germ. It has less carbs then typical bread crumbs and is actually very affordable and versatile. I even use it when I bake.

  1. Cut and pound chicken into even slices.
  2. crack one egg and a splash of almond milk into a bowl and mix well
  3. Pour wheat germ, garlic powder, salt into another bowl and mix (tonight I used Himalayan Pink Salt)
  4. Dip chicken into egg mixture and then into wheat germ mixture until it’s coated
  5. Place chicken into a pan that’s been heated over medium heat and has olive oil. Just a thin layer to cook chicken in . You don’t want to completely saturate it like you would a typical fried chicken.
  6. Cook for approximately 5 minutes on each side
  7. Top with a spoonful of marinara sauce (tonight I used a Kirkland brand Organic Marinara)
  8. Top with your choice if shredded cheese. I used sharp cheddar but I have also used parmesan, mozzarella, cheese blends, or whatever you have in your fridge
  9. Cover for an additional minute or so let cheese melt and sauce heat up

I love this meal because it feels like such a cheat without all the calories. I added a small slice of Focaccia pizza that I came across at Costco when I was shopping earlier today.

Surprisingly everyone ate their entire dinner (aside from my daughter eating the Brussel sprouts) and no one left the table feeling guilty. I did make my daughter at least try the Brussel sprouts but she wasn’t a fan. We’ll keep working on that.


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