This Chicken in a Creamy Parmesan Sauce Is a One-Pan Wonder
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Kevin Lynch, the Toronto-based food blogger and photographer behind Closet Cooking, says that the website got its name honestly… because his kitchen is the size of a closet. I can totally appreciate trying to meal-prep in a pocket-sized kitchen right now, the kind of place where your elbows bump into opposite walls if you’re not careful while you’re chopping vegetables.
My place was damaged during this fall’s almost back-to-back hurricanes (I’m so over anyone named Florence or Michael) and I’ve spent the past two months banging my own elbows in an ultra-tiny Airbnb. But regardless of how much square footage you currently have to cook in, Lynch’s recipe for chicken in a creamy Parmesan and sun-dried tomato sauce sounds amazing — and simple.
The chicken and its savory sauce — I’ll stand anything with heavy cream and a quarter-cup of grated Parm-Reg — can all be cooked in one pan. (He also provides an option for adding pasta or rice to the sauce, so it can all simmer together). And despite the cream and cheese, one serving of chicken is a still-reasonable 326 calories, 2 grams of carbohydrates, and 55 grams of protein. Yeah, you read that right. Fifty-five grams of protein.
If you’ve not visited Lynch’s blog before, it’s refreshing in its simplicity and economical in its word count. He doesn’t force you to read an 1,800-word piece about how he visited a farmers market, talked to a farmer named Reggie who pulled several flawless, verdant basil leaves from the pocket of his worn flannel shirt, tearing them so that he could smell basil — real basil — for what seemed like the very first time. Nope, there’s none of that. Just some moderately stylized pictures of the food, and the recipe itself.
I’m down with that, and down with making this over the weekend. I’ll just have to try to watch my elbows.
Get the Recipe: Chicken in a Creamy Parmesan and Sun-Dried Tomato Sauce from Closet Cooking