It feels like forever since I posted my last recipe here. Ever since we had to put our dog down in January, I just had no interest in cooking or baking. His illness came as a shock to us and I wasn’t prepared to have to say goodbye to him so suddenly. At 12 I knew we had a limited amount of years left with him but I had no idea it would just come out of nowhere and hit us like a train.
Now 8 months later, we’ve adopted a new puppy and things are looking up! We’ve had Teddy now for about a month and I feel so much better. Yes, he’s a bit of a terror at times but he’s brought so much happiness and light back into our lives.
Enough depressing talk, let’s focus back on the food! This recipe is an easier alternative to breaded chicken parmesan. Instead of actually coating each chicken breast in bread crumbs, you simply top the casserole with a crispy layer of croutons. The bottom of the croutons get a little moist and the tops stay crunchy.
I like this recipe because it’s fast and easy. No it doesn’t taste exactly like breaded chicken parmesan but it’s a quick alternative. The chicken stays nice and moist while you still get great flavor with fewer calories.
Adapted from Food Wishes