Here is part of my mise en place:
Jarred sauce obviously is the trick to a super fast meal and again is a home staple. I used the olive oil and garlic flavor for this go round.
Using chicken cutlets like the recipe calls for is another huge time saver. I purchased a package specifically for this recipe but usually I make my own.
The finish in the oven really makes the dish, allowing the cheese to melt and brown. I only use 2% mozzarella and with no pasta, this is a pretty carb friendly dish.I had no fresh basil on hand but used the fresh parsley I had left over form another recipe. It really came out beautiful and the response from my husband was overwhelmingly positive. It is already on next month's menu!
I am looking forward to trying different sauces as we continue to tweak the dish and the basil will definitely be on hand next time!