Being part Italian I LOVE my pasta and anything Italian. While I admit it’s not the most healthy food I thought I would try baking it instead of pan frying it and I was shocked it came out crispy and really good, not to mention with a little one running around it’s an easy dish to prep ahead of time and pop in the oven rather then standing over the stove. This for sure will be a repeat when I get my craving!
Baked Chicken Parmesan
(Adapted from skinny taste)
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
Preheat oven to 450°. Spray a large baking sheet lightly with spray.
Combine breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese in a 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.
Lightly spray a little more oil on top and bake in the oven for 20 minutes.
Turn 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.