Alright so today I will be sharing a really easy recipe that requires minimum work and a few pantry-staple ingredients 🙂
Easy. Breezy. Beautiful. Chicken Parm!
The chicken is juicy and covered in yummy marinara and lots of gooey cheese, served with some linguine in marinara and some crusty garlic bread – you have a perfectly ahhmazing meal that was really easy to make 🙂
And since the chicken is baked rather than fried, it makes it healthier. So go ahead and pile on the cheese 🙂
Comments: Very easy healthier chicken parm!
Will I make it again? Yes
Lighter Chicken Parmesan
- 2 boneless chicken breasts, pounded to 1/4 to 1/2 in thickness
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
- 1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp dried basil
- salt and pepper
- 3/4 cup marinara sauce
- 4 slices of mozzarella
- extra shredded parmesan for topping
Preheat oven to 400F.
Whisk the egg in a bowl. Mix the flour, panko, parmesan, garlic. basil in a shallow dish. Salt and pepper both sides of your chicken breasts, then dip the chicken first in the egg then in the flour mixture. Place on a foil lined baking sheet. Bake for 16mins flipping once halfway through.
In a 8×8 baking dish, pour 1/4 cup of the sauce. Top with the cooked chicken breast, then with the remaining marinara. Top with a few slices of mozzarella and a generous amount of shredded parmesan.
Bake for another 5-8 mins or until the cheese is melted and the chicken is cooked through. Sprinkle with some chopped fresh basil.
Serve with pasta and garlic bread. Enjoy 🙂