Lightened up Chicken Parmesan


I love the Italian-American classic, Chicken Parmesan ~ breaded, then fried and smothered in mozzarella cheese and served alongside a plate of pasta.  



This recipe is sort of like it, just lightened-up.


This time round, the chicken is baked, not fried; there’s no tomato sauce, a fresh tomato slice instead, and no heavy breading, panko bread crumbs in its place.  It’s somewhat “healthified," but just as tasty as the real thing.  

A delicious easy meal with a salad and your favorite pasta!

Yield: 4

Baked Chicken Parmesan

prep time: 15 minscook time: 20 minstotal time: 35 mins
A lightened-up version of the great classic!

ingredients:


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, pounded to 1/2" thickness
  • 1/2 teaspoon each, salt and pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 cup light mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 1 large tomato, cut into 4 slices
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup shredded reduced-fat mozzarella cheese
  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

instructions:


  1. Preheat oven to 425°.
  2. Coat a baking sheet with non-stick cooking spary.
  3. Brush both sides of chicken with mayonnaise and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  4. Place Panko and basil in a zipper-close plastic bag, add chicken, one at a time, and shake to coat evenly with the crumbs.
  5. Place chicken on prepared baking sheet. 
  6. Place a tomato slice on the top of each, drizzle with the oil.
  7. Sprinkle evenly with mozzarella and Parmesan.
  8. Bake until chicken is cooked through and cheese is melted and bubbly, and starting to turn golden, about 18-20 minutes, depending on thickness of chicken breast.
  9. Serve


Enjoy!



27 comments:

  1. Looks really crisp and that cheese layer looks just amaaaaaaaaaaaaaaazing!

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  2. Thanks, Angie! It was soooo good! :-)

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  3. Pam, We usually bread our pork chops and chicken and then bake them. However, we haven't tried making Chicken Parmesan this way. Looks good! Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

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    1. Thanks, Dave! Breaded chops and chicken works for me. Have a great rest of the week!

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  4. That really does sound good. Hope all is well Diane

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    1. Thanks, Diane! It was good. Take care

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  5. Looks very good Pam and reminds me of a dish we haven't had in quite some time.

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    1. Thanks, Larry! It has been quite a while since we've had it also. Good chicken for sure!

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  6. Sounds delicious even if it is "healthified." A ripe heirloom would be so good on this!

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    1. Hi Debra! The heirloom would be great! I really liked making the chicken this way, without all the sauce. Thanks!

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  7. Looks really delicious! Lightened up version, sounds great!

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    1. Thanks, Joyce! Have a wonderful day!

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  8. Love this dish! And this is such a nice variation -- lighter, and I'll bet the flavor of the chicken really shines through. Good stuff -- thanks.

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    1. Thanks, John! It's really good without all the calories! Take care

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  9. We love chicken Parm around here---and your tweaks are the perfect way to lighten the recipe without sacrificing flavor!

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    1. Thanks, Liz! Tweaks are a good thing most of the time. Take care

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  10. Oh, I like the sound of this chicken, and all the lighter touches are a great idea.

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    1. Thanks, Cakelaw! It's one of our fave dishes! Have a good day!

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  11. This is making my mouth water! Looks delicious, Pam!

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    1. Thanks, Susan! That's great! Glad you like it, take care!

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  12. I do make chicken Parmesan, but I love this dish so much that I crave for it every time I see it. Your chicken Parmesan looks delicious and the chicken looks perfectly baked!

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    1. Hi Muna! Thanks so much, glad you like it! Thanks for the visit! Take care

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  13. This looks really good - still golden and delicious!!

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  14. I have never made chicken parmesan before. Crazy right! This sounds great!!!
    Hope that you are enjoying fall in Chicago!

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    1. Hi Leslie! It was good. Fall is here, but in the 20's early morning, that's a little chilly for now!

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  15. One of my favourite comfort dishes☺

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