Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Crispy Parmesan Chicken

For this week's Hello Fresh meals, I started with something safe: Crispy Parmesan Chicken. Getting a chicken dish from Hello Fresh is a safe choice. Hello Fresh does chicken well, but most of their recipes are just variations on a theme. Take the Crispy Parmesan Chicken with Garlic Herb Couscous & Lemony Roasted Carrots for example. It's very similar to Crispy Monterey Jack Chicken. And that's not necessarily a bad thing. It's okay to stick with a winner. It's called "comfort food" for a reason. 

I can't say that I bothered to even read the description on this one. Though, in hindsight, it's nothing exciting: Consider plain chicken breasts a thing of the past: in this recipe, the white meat gets gussied up in a gorgeous golden breadcrumb topping with paprika and Parmesan cheese. You’ll roast it and the lemony carrots on the same sheet—once they’re in the oven, the only thing left to do is boil the couscous and toss in the garlic herb butter. Simple, satisfying, and supercharged with flavor—what more could you ask for?

This was an easy meal to make, as it just involved breading some chicken, cutting some carrots and putting them in the oven while boiling the couscous on the stove. I was happy with the taste and the texture of the entire meal, and the chicken tasted particularly good when paired with the couscous. My daughter thought it was a good meal, but was not a fan of the lemon on the carrots. 

 
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