Most recently, my path seemed to cross with on woman for many years before we actually became great friends. I'd see her occasionally at the library for story time or bump into her at the grocery store. I'd see her at the Y working out. She was always so friendly to me, but I was a busy mom with little ones, as was she. It wasn't till I stopped home schooling and my kids started to school that I would see her at the Y on a regular basis and we began to talk about things other than story time and diapers. I could immediately tell she was trustworthy. We began chatting on Facebook instant message in the evening and grew closer and closer. She is someone that gets me and we both share similar beliefs in regards to motherhood, families, faith and friends. When I had the opportunity to create a recipe for Ragu, I knew her and her family would be perfect to share it with. After all, if my recipe was a flop, I was confident she would still love me! However, I was pretty certain that if I used Ragú® Old World Style® Traditional Sauce in the recipe, it was bound to be good. Especially since each jar of sauce is made with 11 juicy tomatoes, making this sauce the richest, thickest recipe yet.
I decided to take a twist on an old recipe--Chicken Parmesan and change it into an appetizer. Chicken Parmesan Poppers is what my family named them, since they are easy to just pop into your mouth. They are so delicious--everyone loved them!
Here is my recipe:
Chicken Parmesan Poppers
1/4 C. Grated Parmesan cheese, plus extra to sprinkle on top
3/4 C. plain dry bread crumbs
1 tsp. Italian seasoning
1/4 tsp. garlic salt
1 lb. chicken breast tenders cut into bite size pieces
1/2 C. Ragú Old World Style Traditional Sauce
Several basil leaves torn into small pieces
|The assembly line: Dip chicken in egg, then bread crumb mixture.|
|I even got the hubs involved!|
|After baking 6 minutes, top with Ragú® Old World Style® Traditional Sauce and a basil leaf.|
|Finished product. Let me tell you--it has been very hard to get a photo of this because they disappear so quickly!|
|Chicken Parmesan Poppers Appetizer|
| (Notice the photo bomber!)|
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Disclosure: I received a gift card to help facilitate this post. As always, this post contains my honest opinions.