Parmesan Chicken Cutlets

This is a really easy and tasty dish that you really won’t believe is low in fat. Grated parmesan, when used in moderation is fairly low calorie – there are 22 calories in 1 tablespoon of grated Parmesan cheese. This easy chicken recipe is crispy on top, while fat-free mayonnaise makes it moist.


Weight Watchers Parmesan Chicken Cutlets


  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • 2 tablespoons dried Italian seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 1 pound)


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In a re-sealable plastic bag, combine cheese, crumbs and all seasonings; shake well.
  3. Transfer mixture to plate; dip each chicken breast in cheese mixture, turning to coat all sides.
  4. Arrange on non-stick baking sheet.
  5. Bake until chicken is cooked through, 20-25 minutes.

Tips: The coating will stick to the chicken better if you spread a little low-fat mayo or use a low calorie spray and spread on the chicken – it doesn’t add that many extra calories and it will crisp up better.

Serves 4 – Nutrition Per Serving:

Calories 178, Fat 5g, Carbohydrate 3g, Fibre 0.3g, Sugar 0.3g, Protein 28g