Thursday, January 5, 2012

Skinny Chicken Parmesan

Oh what a simple and delicious meal this makes!

And for the most part, it's a healthy recipe too. It uses some butter -  you could substitute with egg whites if you want - but I prefer using Smart Balance buttery sticks.  It adds such great flavor.
And we honestly can't tell a difference.

I found this tasty entree at The Girl Who Ate Everything.  She has a very lovely set up at her blog and tons of followers.  NICE!

We all need something easy & quick to fix sometimes, and this one'll be that for you.

Serve it over whole wheat spaghetti if you'd like.


4 chicken breasts, sliced in half
3/4 c. Italian breadcrumbs
(I used panko and added Italian seasoning)
1/4 tsp. garlic powder (or more to taste)
1 tsp. Italian seasoning
1/4 c. parmesan cheese
2 Tb. butter, melted
(Or Smart Balance Buttery Sticks)
3/4 c. mozzarella cheese
1 cup marinara
cooking spray

Preheat oven to 450. Line a baking sheet with foil and spray with cooking spray. In bowl, mix breadcrumbs, parmesan, garlic powder and Italian seasoning. Melt butter in separate bowl.

Brush chicken with butter and dip into breadcrumbs.  Place on prepared baking sheet and lightly spray chicken with cooking spray.

Bake 20 minutes, then top with marinara and cheese. Bake 5 minutes more.

Serve with a salad or veggie with breadsticks and you are set to enjoy a very tasty meal.