If there’s one thing I love, it’s pasta and cheese. I wanted to find a dish with balance where I could enjoy both of these things. I tried this chicken parmesan bake from Skinny Taste and was not disappointed. So glad I had leftovers!! This recipe is quick and easy to make after work or school.
4 (8 oz) chicken breast
3/4 cup Seasoned bread crumbs (I used Trader Joes brand)
2 tbsp butter (I used olive oil)
3/4 cup mozzarella
1 cup marinara
Preheat your oven to 450 degrees.
Combine the breadcrumbs with the Parmesan cheese in a bowl. Lightly brush the chicken in the butter (or olive oil) and then dip into the breadcrumbs mixture. I had to dip the chicken a few times to get a good covering. Place the covered chicken on a baking sheet and repeat until all chicken is covered.
Add a little more butter (or olive oil) on top and then bake for 20 minutes. Turn the chicken over when the time is up and bake another 5 minutes. Then, remove the sheet from the over and spoon a tablespoon of marinara sauce on each piece of chicken. Top it off with half a tablespoon of mozzarella. Bake 5 more minutes.
Remove from the oven and enjoy! I placed my chicken over a serving of whole wheat pasta. I also roasted some leftover zucchini I had with the chicken and it was the perfect healthy side dish.
Serving Size: 1 piece of chicken
Per Serving: Calories: 325, Fat: 11(g), Carbs: 20.8(g), Protein: 32.9(g)