I don't know what I would do without my mom.
Especially after I've had a baby.
She comes to my house, takes care of my older children, helps me do well, everything, and makes fabulous things like this.
That's angel hair pasta, homemade marinara, grilled chicken strips marinated in balsamic vinaigrette, and fresh mozzarella.
Oh, and we topped it with Parmigiano-Reggiano and Romano. Fresh grated. Yum.
So I thought I'd share. It's quicker, easier and healthier than my chicken Parmesan.
A summer version of chicken Parmesan, if you will.
And what isn't cuter when served in individual dishes?
Grilled Chicken Parmesan
1 lb angel hair pasta, cooked according to package directions
1 recipe marinara sauce (or a couple jars of your favorite sauce)
2-3 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 cup balsamic dressing
1 lb fresh mozzarella, sliced
Parmesan and Romano cheeses, for serving
Marinate the chicken in the balsamic vinaigrette for at least 4 hours or (even better) overnight. Grill until cooked through.
Assemble the chicken Parmesan: layer the pasta, marinara, chicken and mozzarella cheese in a 9x13 baking dish or individual dishes. Broil until cheese is melted and starting to bubble. Serve immediately.