Chicken Parmesan Sheet Pan Dinner + Dog Takeover

I know that my love for sheet pan dinners is probably bordering OCD. But for me, they are so simply and easy to make and this chicken parmesan sheet pan dinner is no exception. It’s so simple in the fall and winter to turn on the oven and then get back to work helping kids, doing chores, and then coming back and checking on dinner and throwing a few more items on the sheet pan.

This chicken parmesan sheet pan dinner is simple and easy and takes just a little prep work. The kids loved it, I loved it because I only had to wash a couple of dishes and it was back to our crazy night.

Yes, life has been crazy but thankfully is slowing down a little. I finished my first season as cross country coach and LOVED it. The kids motivated me to go faster and work in those hill workouts I love to hate. It was also nice to work in my running workouts in the afternoon right after school now that the dog isn’t able to run as far. 90 degree runs though? Not my favorite.

My son finished his first year of playing football. The team had a decent season and he had a blast. He has always loved football so I’m glad that he is now older and can play. Those fall nights and afternoons were fun to go and watch him and get to know some of the other parents.

My oldest is starting another school play and is rarely ever seen now. I often see her in passing and just hug her at every opportunity. She doesn’t like it but she has just learned that this is a rough year for me…she’s going to be leaving me soon so just get used to the hug.

My youngest just finished her first round of pet classes with our dog and is excited to start back in gymnastics! She is SO so excited! I told her that if she could be dilligent in training and working with her dog and if her dog showed improvement I would let her go back to gymnastics where she would also need the diligence and training. She has worked so hard with Allie and Allie has shown some big improvements. It’s been a GREAT learning lesson for her.

In the meantime this dog has not. She still isn’t able to run as far as in the past so we’ve taken to walks, short runs, short hikes and redoing some of her hunt training while we work with the younger dog to try to tire her out.

I’ve never had a senior dog before so it’s hard to see her not be able to do the things that she once did but thinks that she still can. Lately we have had some disagreements regarding the bed and the couch.

She seems to think that the bed is now hers and if I lay down on the couch, that means I am rested enough to harrass until I take her on a walk or run.

Sweet, sweet Chelsea.

We hope your fall is off to a great start!

Chicken Parmesan Sheet Pan Dinner

INGREDIENTS:

  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs, riced cauliflower or gluten free bread crumbs
  • 3/4 cup grated parmesan cheese (the finely grated works best)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 cup marinara sauce
  • 2 cups vegetables–sliced zucchini, broccoli, green beans, carrots, squash, etc.

DIRECTIONS:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

In a bowl, whisk the eggs together. In a separate bowl, mix together the bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, salt, pepper and garlic powder.

Dip the chicken breasts into the egg mixture, fully immersing the chicken, then dipping each side of the chicken in the bread crumb mixture. Place the chicken on the sheet pan.

Cook the chicken at 400 degrees for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, place the chosen vegetables on the sheet pan. Cook for an additional 10-15 minutes until vegetables are cooked and chicken is no longer pink in the center.

Remove mixture from oven, place vegetables and chicken on a plate. Spoon marinara sauce on the chicken, then top with additional parmesan cheese if desired.

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