Healthy Chicken Parmesan light and simple
This “lean” healthy chicken Parmesan has all the flavors of a classic meal without extra calories!
This healthy, simple and completely delicious lean Parmesan makes comfort food even more delicious! Serve with Strawberry Spinach Salad or Tomato Mozzarella Salad to keep it light!
Healthy Parmesan Chicken
Today I’m going to share my family’s favorite quick and easy dinner with low calorie content-skinny parmesan cheese (similar to our skinny chicken picata if you haven’t tried it)! I don’t know you, but I have been trying to eat better this month and am committed to eating healthier dinners.
The regular version of Chicken Parmesan (which we still like) is usually fried, topped with a lot of sauce and cheese, and served with pasta. This version of dickma uses lean chicken, pounded very thinly, and then coated with a thin layer of breadcrumb mixture.
The chicken is then grilled and topped with a little pasta sauce and cheese. It still has all the same deliciousness, but much healthier than the original one!
How to bake healthy parma chicken
Prepare. Preheat the oven to 350ºF and prepare a cookie sheet. In a medium bowl, combine the breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning.
coat. Place the chicken between the layers of plastic wrap and beat it with a mallet until it is about 1/4 inch thick, or cut the chicken breasts in half lengthwise to make them thinner. Beat the eggs in another medium bowl, dip each chicken breast into the egg, then dredge in the breadcrumbs.
bake. Put it on the prepared biscuit chip. Bake for about 30 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and the juices are clear. Put about 2 tablespoons on each chicken breast. Marila sauce and about 2 tablespoons. Mozzarella cheese. Bake for another 5-10 minutes, until the cheese is melted and the sauce is hot. Look!
*Note* Follow our recipe here to make your own marira sauce
Tips + storage information
Although the large amounts of sauce, cheese, and pasta in regular chicken parm recipes are very delicious, there are still ways to get the same flavor while keeping it light. Here are some ideas for keeping Parma chicken light:
- Use spaghetti squash or zucchini noodles instead of pasta.
- Omit the noodles and choose the side dish salad.
- Roast some vegetables (such as broccoli or Brussels sprouts) and serve them aside.
If you want a lighter and crisper texture, you can use ordinary breadcrumbs instead panko bread crumbs.
If the crumbs get wet Before you start to dredge the chicken, it is likely that your chicken is not completely dry. The extra moisture now makes the flour moist, it will not allow the breadcrumbs to stick to the chicken properly.
Do this in an air fryer: Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees, fry on one side for 5-6 minutes, then turn the chicken over and fry for another 5-6 minutes. Depending on the size of the chicken breast, it may take longer. Make sure that the breadcrumbs are golden brown and the internal temperature of the chicken is at least 165 degrees.
freeze Breaded chicken before cooking, or freeze cooked chicken before topping with sauce and cheese. Either way, wrap it in plastic wrap/tin foil or seal it in an airtight container, and store it in the refrigerator for up to three months. If you freeze it uncooked, please defrost it in the refrigerator before cooking. Cook according to the recipe.
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Course main course
Preparation time 10 minutes
Cooking time 35 minutes
Total time 45 minutes
Calories 290 kcal
Author Little Luna
- 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
- 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese, refrigerated
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
- Salt to taste
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 1 egg beaten
- 1.5 pounds sliced chicken breast
- Your favorite marinara or pasta sauce
- Mozzarella cheese
Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Spray the biscuit chips with cooking spray and set aside.
In a medium bowl, combine the breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning.
Beat the eggs in another medium bowl.
Place the chicken between the layers of plastic wrap and beat it with a mallet until it is about 1/4 inch thick.
Dip each chicken breast into the egg and then into the breadcrumbs. Put it on the prepared biscuit chip. Bake for about 30 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and the juices are clear.
Put about 2 tablespoons on each chicken breast. Marila sauce and about 2 tablespoons. Mozzarella cheese.
Bake for another 5-10 minutes, until the cheese is melted and the sauce is hot.
Serve with salad, spaghetti squash or pasta. enjoy!
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