Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Baked Chicken Parmesan

I love chicken Parmesan because it’s a meal pretty much anyone will eat without complaint. This version isn't bad for you since it’s baked not fried.  I saw this recipe over at  Skinnytaste and wanted to try it because it is only 251 calories per serving! I added some seasonings and served this with a little whole wheat spaghetti.

Source: Adapted ever so slightly from Skinnytaste


  • 8 chicken cutlets (or breasts sliced in half)
  • 3/4 cup seasoned breadcrumbs (I used whole wheat)
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp italian seasoning
  • ¼ tsp red pepper flakes
  • 2 tbsp butter, melted 
  • 3/4 cup reduced fat mozzarella cheese 
  • 1 cup low sugar marinara 
  • cooking spray


  1. Preheat oven to 450°. Line a large baking sheet with foil and spray lightly with cooking spray
  2. Combine breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, and seasonings in a shallow bowl. Melt the butter in another bowl. Lightly brush the butter onto the chicken, then dip into breadcrumb mixture. Place on baking sheet and repeat with the remaining chicken.
  3. Lightly spray chicken with a little more cooking spray (this makes it crispy) and bake in the oven for 20 minutes. Remove from oven, spoon sauce over chicken and top with shredded cheese. Bake 5 more minutes or until cheese is melted and chicken is done. Serve over whole wheat spaghetti.
Yield : 8 servings

Nutrition info per serving: 251 calories, 9.5 g fat, 13 g carbs, 31.5 g protein
*does not include the spaghetti 

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