Monday, June 24, 2013

Recipe – Skinny Chicken Parmesan

I found this recipe for baked chicken parmesan a few months ago on the skinny taste blog and it looked delicious so Robert and I gave it a try. Now, this recipe is a staple and we usually make it at least twice a month. If you enjoy cooking and/or baking with a healthy twist, seriously go check out this blog, there are so many amazing recipes from which to choose!

Italian food is generally heavy in calories, so what I love about this recipe is that it is only about 250 calories if you follow it exactly. So without further ado, here is how you make this delicious dish (please keep in mind this dish is made for two people so you can add or subtract amounts of each ingredient based on how many people for which you are cooking).

Ingredients:

  • 8 ozs. chicken breast (4 ozs. each)
  • 1/2 cup seasoned breadcrumbs (you can use any kind of seasoning that you enjoy – we used garlic salt and roasted garlic & herb seasoning)
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tbsp olive oil (or butter)
  • 3/4 cup cheese (we used monterey jack, but mozzarella is in the actual recipe)
  • 1 cup marinara (approximate)
  • 2 servings pasta
  • cooking spray

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Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 450° and spray a baking sheet with the cooking spray.
2.
Combine the breadcrumbs, seasoning, and parmesan cheese in a bowl.
3. Pour the olive oil (or melt the butter) in another bowl.
4. Dip the chicken into the olive oil and make sure it is coated, then dip into breadcrumb mixture. Place on baking sheet and repeat with the remaining chicken.

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pray a little more cooking spray on top and bake in the oven for 20 minutes. 6. Turn chicken over, bake another 5 minutes.
7. Prepare the pasta as the instructions say.
8.
Remove chicken from oven and add about 1 tbsp of marinara sauce over each piece of chicken and top each with about 1 1/2 tbsp of cheese.

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8.
Bake 5 more minutes or until cheese is melted.
9. Eat and enjoy!

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QOTD: What is your favorite Italian dish to make?

6 comments

  1. This looks yummy! I'll definitely be giving this one a try! As for Italian food- I love all pastas, but I have a minestrone soup recipe that is delicious. :)

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    1. I love minestrone soup - you should definitely post that recipe sometime soon :)

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  2. I'll keep this mind when I'm ready to use my oven again. That won't happen until October :-/

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    1. I hear you, when we turn on the oven, our apartment heats up like crazy! Don't need that nonsense during summer haha!

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  3. Great recipe! I will have to try this. I love most italian food, especially pasta. yes, I am a self proclaimed Carb-o-holic. I can't help it. -M

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    1. No shame in that what-so-ever, pasta is so yummy!

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