Oven-Fried Parmesan Chicken Dinner

Make weeknight dinner fast and easy. Here's a main course recipe and three suggestions for rounding it out into a complete meal. Find out how to effortlessly dress up starters, sides, and desserts to fit the meal's main course.

The Menu

  • Oven-Fried Parmesan Chicken (see recipe below)
  • Smashed Potatoes with Parsley and Bacon
  • Warm Tomato Salad
  • Spinach

Oven-Fried Parmesan Chicken is so easy. Let the oven do the major work. Add Smashed Potatoes with Parsley and Bacon, a Warm Tomato Salad, and Spinach so everyone gets lots of veggies. Buying washed spinach makes prep easier, and all of these sides have just a few ingredients, making them quick and easy.

Oven-Fried Parmesan Chicken


Smashed Potatoes with Parsley and Bacon

Cook diced red potatoes with the skins on. While potatoes are cooking, chop a few slices of bacon and cook in a large saucepan until just crisped. Add cooked potatoes and mash. Stir in chopped parsley; season with pepper.

Warm Tomato Salad

In a skillet, toss sliced Roma or plum tomatoes with equal parts olive oil and butter. Add chopped garlic, season to taste, and serve with greens.


Saute washed spinach in olive oil; add a squeeze of lemon juice. Taste before seasoning -- spinach can be naturally salty.