Baked Chicken Parmesan

This is an Italian classic, lightened up. Baking the cutlet as opposed to frying really lightens this dish up while remaining moist and full of flavour. It’s perfect for a week night yet good enough to serve to company – serve this over pasta or with a large salad to keep it on the lighter side.

 

Lower Calorie Baked Chicken Parmesan

Ingredients

  • 4 (about 8 oz each) chicken breast, fat trimmed, sliced in half to make 8
  • 3/4 cup seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tbsp butter, melted (or olive oil)
  • 3/4 cup reduced fat mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup marinara or Filetto di Pomodoro
  • cooking spray

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 450°.
  2. Spray a large baking sheet lightly with spray.
  3. Combine breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese in a bowl.
  4. Melt the butter in another bowl.
  5. Lightly brush the butter onto the chicken, then dip into breadcrumb mixture.
  6. Place on baking sheet and repeat with the remaining chicken.
  7. Lightly spray a little more oil on top and bake in the oven for 20 minutes.
  8. Turn chicken over, bake another 5 minutes.
  9. Remove from oven, spoon 1 tbsp sauce over each piece of chicken and top each with 1 1/2 tbsp of shredded mozzarella cheese.
  10. Bake 5 more minutes or until cheese is melted.

Serves 8 – Serving Size: 1 piece – Nutrition Per Serving
Calories: 251, Fat: 9g, Protein: 31g, Carbohydrate: 14g, Fibre: 2g