Healthy Chicken Parmesan

Probably one of the most calorie-dense, carb-laden dishes on the menu is the Chicken Parmesan. Unfortunately, it happens to be one of the yummiest. Since I love a challenge though, I decided to make an attempt at healthifying this delicious Italian masterpiece. (This recipe is adapted from Amanda Skrip‘s oven-fried chicken recipe)

Ingredients

  • 2 boneless chicken breasts
  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/4 cup Veganaise
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 cup of brown crispy rice creal (or Panco breadcrumbs)
  • 2 cups of whole wheat melba toast
  • 1/2 teaspoon of paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 slices of low-fat mozzarella cheese
  • 2 jars spaghetti sauce
  • Quinoa angel hair noodles
  • Parmesan

Directions

1. Whisk together the yogurt, veganaise, water, mustard and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a small bowl. Place chicken in a large freezer bag and pour yogurt mixture over chicken. Place in refrigerator for 30-90 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, place rice cereal, melba toast, paprika, cayenne pepper, black pepper, and remaining salt into a food processor; pulse until fine. Pour into a separate large freezer bag.

3. Preheat oven to 350 and grease a baking dish. Begin cook noodles according to directions on packaging.

4. Using tongs, remove chicken from marinade and transfer into breadcrumb mix. Seal bag and shake to coat.

5. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Brown the chicken in hot oil on both sides until golden, about 3-4 minutes on each side. Remove chicken and place in baking dish. Drizzle olive oil on top.

5. Place slices of mozzarella on top of each chicken breast and pour 1 jar of spaghetti sauce over all. Sprinkle with parmesan and for bake 25-30 minutes or until chicken is fully cooked.

6. Serve with pasta and marinara sauce.

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9 responses to “Healthy Chicken Parmesan

  1. I’ve been craving pasta since last wks pasta night-W said I had to wait until tonight:) Now you’ve increased the craving!!!!

  2. Yummy!! I love chicken parmesan. I mean what’s not to love about chicken, cheese, and spaghetti sauce?! 😀

  3. Mmm looks great! One of my favorite meals, but I usually shy away from it.

  4. AHHHH this looks sooooooo good girl! i love how u used brown rice cereal.. YUM!

  5. I think you did a great job recreating the dish! Looks amazing and makes me hungry!

  6. Chicken parm is so so good! Congrats for healthifying it! It looks great, and I’m sure it tastes better!

  7. Oh, looks so yummy. I like the idea of the yoghurt in the marinade.

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