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Chicken Parmesan

Chicken ParmesanFor a healthier alternative, cut out the eggs, flour and most of the oil by baking the chicken instead of frying in a skillet. Try this healthier recipe below to save on the calories, fat and sodium.

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 olive oil
3/4 cup reduced fat mozzarella cheese
1 cup marinara sauce
Cooking spray

Directions
  • Preheat oven to 450°. Spray baking sheet lightly with cooking spray.
  • Mix breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese in a bowl. Lightly brush olive oil onto the chicken, then dip into breadcrumb/parmesan cheese mixture. Place on baking sheet and repeat with the remaining chicken.
  • Lightly spray a little more oil on top and bake in the oven for 20 minutes. Flip chicken over, bake another 5 minutes.
  • Remove from oven, spoon 1 tbsp sauce over each piece of chicken and top each with 1 1/2 tbsp of shredded mozzarella cheese.
  • Bake 5 more minutes or until cheese is melted.

NUTRITION ANALYSIS (per serving)
Servings per recipe: 8
Serving size: 1/8 of recipe

Calories per serving 251
Fat 9.5 g
Saturated Fat 3.1 g
Sodium 317 mg

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