Busy Mom Chicken Parmesan

"I love easy, tasty recipes, and this is one of the easiest! I just give approximations, because this recipe can be adjusted, based on the number of people you're feeding (or how hungry those people are!)"
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  • 8 frozen breaded chicken tenders (I use Tyson)
  • 1 (26 ounce) jar spaghetti sauce
  • shredded mozzarella cheese


  • Cook chicken tenders, as directed on package, in a baking dish.
  • When crispy, top with desired amount of spaghetti sauce and mozzarella cheese; bake until hot and bubbly.

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  1. As someone who has made chicken parm from scratch (ughhh!!) this is by far the next best thing, waaaaay easier, and kids love it, too. I've also used the Tyson chicken patties which is also good. And if I don't have mozzarella, I really just throw whatever I have up there (usually a cheddar/Monterey mix or something that I buy in bulk from Sam's lol). So glad others use the frozen stuff, too, what a time (and sanity) saver lol!!
  2. I second that motion. I really love the chicken strips idea. I think it's like a southern fried crispy chicken strip I used the first time I tried this. My family had requested chicken parmesan which I had never even eaten before so I had no idea what they wanted. After looking over several recipies on Recipezaar and asking my mother-in-law I was still confused. I couldn't figure out which order to make the dish in was it sauce on top of chicken covered with cheese or chicken on top of sauce covered with cheese so I gave up and decided not to make it from scratch the first time so I could experiment with placement. I think I put the cheese on top of the chicken strips while they were baking and then put the chicken on top of the sauce. I loved it so much I never looked at another recipe. I happened to stumble across this one today looking for quick simple meals and had to rate it as a wonderful idea since I have done it myself on many occasions. I even make it for myself as a nice lunch when we have leftover spaghetti since I almost always have some kind of chicken strips in the freezer.


I'm a retired teacher, now, whose children have grown up, and abandoned me! ? Rather than cooking huge portions, I'm on the hunt for cooking-for-one ideas, or meals that can be tweaked, to make eating leftovers more varied and exciting. I have a pressure cooker, which I love, and I've been making yogurt, eggs, ribs, etc, in that. I still love to cook, and read (and, pin) recipes; but, my focus has changed, from when I first joined this site, in 2007.
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