I got this recipe from Pinterest. This is what Mark made for Shelby along with a simple salad in the book. Here’s the link to the page with pictures. http://www.skinnytaste.com/2009/04/baked-chicken-parmesan.html It is so yum!
• 4 (about 8 oz each) chicken breast, fat trimmed, sliced in half to make 8
• 3/4 cup seasoned breadcrumbs (I used whole wheat)
• 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
• 2 tbsp butter, melted (or olive oil)
• 3/4 cup reduced fat mozzarella cheese (I used Polly-o)
• 1 cup marinara or Filetto di Pomodoro
• cooking spray
Preheat oven to 450°. Spray a large baking sheet lightly with spray.
Combine breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese in a bowl. Melt the butter in another bowl. Lightly brush the butter onto the chicken, then dip into breadcrumb mixture. Place on baking sheet and repeat with the remaining chicken.
“Hannah, put the vegetables in the bowl for me,” Mark instructed as he put some meat into a pan.
“Okay,” she said in a sing-song voice. “Mr. Mark, do you have any kids?” Hannah asked just like she was asking someone about the weather. No cares at all of how the words might sound to the other people in the room.
Shelby’s insides shook while she waited for Mark’s answer. How did you handle a situation like this? She wanted to say something and to stop where this might end up. She didn’t want Mark to think she may have asked her daughter to ask this. On the other hand, it would be funny to see how he handled her sassy little one.
He bent down, looking Hannah directly in the eyes. “No, I don’t have any, but I love kids. One day, hopefully.” Mark glanced in her direction with a smile pulling at the corners of his lips. The look of longing in his eyes made her breath catch. She grabbed the counter to steady herself and willed the heat to stop traveling through her body.
“You know, my mommy wants to have more kids one day. Well, she says Lord willing, if she finds a husband. Maybe you a—”
About Allyson: Allyson writes Edgy Christian romance and suspense novels. In her books, readers will find emotionally stirring story lines, as well a compelling mixture of suspense and faith. She resides in Missouri with her loving husband and four wonderful children, and three cats. When not spending time with her family, you can find her knitting, and watching perhaps a few way too many suspense and reality television shows.
About the book – Hearts Undone: After a bitter divorce, Shelby Johnson is looking to rebuild a life for herself and her daughter, Hannah, while avoiding the thing she mistrusts most: men. Her resolve is tested, however, when her brother’s best friend, Mark, moves in across the street and her long-buried feelings for him rise to the surface. Can she open up her heart again? When someone threatens her life, she realizes that her heart isn’t the only thing on the line. She turns to the only man she feels she can trust.
Mark Daniels returns to his hometown to solve a crime committed in the military. When he gets caught up in Shelby’s troubles, he knows she needs someone to protect her, but can he be that man? Being around her again is forcing him to face the way he feels—something he’d rather not do. When his past comes to haunt him, he vows to protect Shelby and her daughter until his last breath.
Through God’s love, Shelby and Hannah find their way into Mark’s heart. Will there be room for God too?
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Question: Do you have a favorite chicken dish?
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