Sunday Dinner.

Sundays are my lazy day. I like to wear pajamas all day, catch up on episodes of everything on Netflix, and make something incredibly easy for dinner. So last night we made Parmesan-crusted chicken Parmesan and pimiento cheese stuffed mushrooms.

Pimiento Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms
chickenparmLet’s start with mushrooms. I bought some beautiful cremini mushrooms. Aren’t they so pretty? chickenparm3Set the mushrooms on their top to hollow out the stem to stuff them. Yum. chickenparm4I find a melon baller is the easiest way to scoop the stem. chickenparm6chickenparm5chickenparm7Chop up the mushroom stems and combine them with the pimiento cheese.
chickenparm8Use the same melon baller to stuff the mushrooms. chickenparm9chickenparm10chickenparm11Pimiento cheese is amazing. It is a Southern thing, but I love to reinvent high-carb recipes (like pimiento cheese mac and cheese) into delicious, healthy recipes.chickenparm17After they bake, they are crustry on the top and are INSANELY cheesy. I love these mushrooms so much. They are perfect for snacking while catching up on episodes of New Girl (I completely missed the last season, so it is very new to me).

Parmesan-Crusted Chicken Parmesanchickenparm20Instead of using traditional breadcrumbs for chicken Parmesan, I “breaded” the chicken in Parmesan cheese. It won’t have the traditional fried chicken consistency, but it will impart a salty and crispy texture that tastes light on the chicken. chickenparm12chickenparm13After the chicken is golden and crispy on the outside, top it with a mixture of Parmesan and Mozzarella cheeses. Put it into the oven until the cheeses melt and the chicken consitinues cooking all the way through. chickenparm18
Ingredients
Pimiento Stuffed Mushrooms
1. Cremini mushrooms
2. 1/2 cup Pimiento cheese

Parmesan-Crusted Chicken Parmesan
1.Two boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2. 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
3. 1/2 cup Mozzarella cheese

Directions
Pimiento Stuffed Mushrooms
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2. Remove stems from mushrooms with a melon baller
3. Chop up stems
4. In a small bowl, combine stems and cheese and mix until thoroughly combined
5. Spoon 1 tablespoon cheese into each mushroom
6. Bake for 15 minutes, or until cheese is golden on top

Parmesan-Crusted Chicken Parmesan
1. Preheat skillet to medium heat with 1 tablespoon olive oil
2. Coat chicken in Parmesan cheese on both sides
3. When skillet is hot, place chicken in pan and sauté on first side for five minutes
4. Flip chicken, and sauté on second side for five minutes
5. Place in baking pan and cover with mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses
6. Bake for 15 minutes, or until cheese is melted and browned on top

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