Parmesean Crusted Chicken with Pasta

I don’t know about you, but I’m always looking for new, tasty ways to make chicken. Well, I found a great one a few years ago and, like always, put my own spin on things. You can make this with chicken breast, but I like to use chicken tenderloins because it takes a little less time and the portions are smaller. This will feed a family of 4-5, usually with some leftovers.

INGREDIENTS:
1-2 lbs. chicken tenderloins
¾ c mayonnaise
½ c shredded parmesean cheese
Italian bread crumbs
8oz angel hair pasta (you can use whichever type of noodle you prefer)
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 tsp lemon juice
1 Tbsp Italian herb mix
1 tsp parsley
½ tsp sea salt
1 tsp fresh ground pepper
1-2 Tbsp butter

COOKING INSTRUCTIONS:
1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees farenheit.
2. Lightly grease the bottom of your pan and place the chicken on it.


3. In a small bowl, mix the mayo and shredded parmesean. Then coat the top of the chicken with the mixture.
4. Now, generously sprinkle the bread crumbs on top of the chicken.
5. Bake in the oven for about 30-45 minutes depending on the amount and type of chicken you’re using. (More chicken will take a little longer, as well as breast pieces because they are larger in size).
6. While the chicken is baking (I usually wait about 10 minutes then start this step), start boiling your water as per the instructions for the pasta.
7. In a microwaveable bowl, put the butter in and melt it…about 30 seconds in the microwave ought to do it. Then, mix in the oil, herb mix, lemon juice, parsley, salt, pepper, and minced garlic and set aside until the noodles are done.
8. Once you have drained the noodles, pour in the butter mixture and mix well.
9. EAT AND ENJOY!

Please, let me know what you think when you try this recipe!

Messy….Messy…Messy…

Have you ever noticed how MESSY this homesteading thing is??? If you are fairly new at it then you probably haven’t realized it yet but let me tell you, it’s a crazy hot mess when you get into trying to be more self sufficient.
Right now we have had about four or so projects going on at once…we really need to focus in on one and complete it but weather and life doesn’t always allow for such things!


To begin, we just “finished” our rabbit hutch…we still have a few minor details to take care of but it is housing the bunnies now, so they are out of the house! Thank goodness! They are cute and I love ‘em and their fertilizer, but I don’t love their stink!


Of course, I have my garden which is MUCH bigger this year and takes a lot more to prep and plan. BUT I know it will be worth it when we’re reaping what’s been sown! I already have our broccoli, garlic, lettuce, and peas in and plan on getting to the rest VERY soon!

In the mean time, the tiller is out, so is the loader machine, there are tire tracks all through my back yard because it’s been so wet this year and I have to finish my garden fence! Phew! I’m tired just thinking about it and the mess is driving me crazy!


We have LOADS of fire wood to process. By that I mean, cut, split, stack and repeat until it’s all on pallets and out of the way!
Speaking of pallets, we’ve gotten a bunch for free…so, like everything else right now, they need a home too.

Our newest chickens are doing well and could even start laying in the next couple of weeks….we still have to finish a few things on their coop as well…like the lay boxes!!!

Did I say four or so projects??? Well, obviously, it’s the “or so” with a few extra things added on!
Tell me, how messy is your homestead?