Easy Chicken Parm…

Last night I finally got back into exercising!

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I did Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred.  It is under 30 minutes and is a great workout.  I can definitely feel it today!  Tomorrow starts the Couch to 5K running program.  I am trying to learn how to run.  I think that I can eventually like it.  It will just take time and patience.  If you are a runner, do you have any tips for a beginner that is out of shape and not athletic?

After working out, I made an easy dinner: Baked Chicken Parm over Spaghetti Squash.

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I am going to share a few photos of how I made dinner but Emily has a great tutorial on how to cook a spaghetti squash.

Clean and season your spaghetti squash.

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Bake for an hour.

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Let cool and then SHRED!  It looks just like spaghetti.

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Bread your chicken and bake.

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Top squash with sauce and chicken.

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Add a salad on the side.

In my mix:

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Baked Chicken Parm with Spaghetti Squash

Cut and clean the spaghetti squash.  Season with olive oil, garlic, salt & pepper.  Bake for 1 hour at 400 degrees.  While the squash is baking, bread your chicken.  I used Italian bread crumbs, a little Parmesan cheese, salt & pepper.  I just tossed the chicken directly in the breadcrumbs, no egg or milk.  I sprayed the chicken with a little olive oil to help with the crispiness!  I cooked the spaghetti squash for 30 minutes and then added the chicken.  While they were baking I heated up a jar of sauce and made a salad.  Everything was ready in just over an hour.

If you haven’t tried spaghetti squash before, you should.  It is a great, healthy replacement for spaghetti.  The hardest part is getting it cut in half.  Cooking and shredding are the easy parts!

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Time to catch up on Top Chef and then cheer on the Hokies!

What are your favorite cooking shows?

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