Sep 12, 2012

Baked Chicken Parmesan



An Italian classic, lightened up. Baking the cutlet as opposed to frying really lightens this dish up while remaining moist and full of flavor. Serve this over pasta or with a large salad to keep it on the lighter side.


This recipe is from the archives which first made it's appearance back in 2009. I decided to update the photo because my photo skills were lacking back then.

We all love this dish in my home, it's perfect for a weeknight yet good enough to serve to company. This is also how I bake my chicken cutlets if you want it without the cheese and sauce. Kid friendly and delicious, make this tonight!!


Baked Chicken Parmesan
Gina's Weight Watcher Recipes
Servings: 8 Serving Size: 1 piece • Old Points: 5 pts • Points+: 6 pts 
Calories: 251 • Fat: 9.5 g • Protein: 31.5 g • Carb: 14 g • Fiber: 1.5 g • Sugar: 0
Cholestr: 14 mg

Ingredients: 

  • 4 (about 8 oz each) chicken breast, fat trimmed, sliced in half to make 8
  • 3/4 cup seasoned breadcrumbs (I used whole wheat)
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tbsp butter, melted (or olive oil)
  • 3/4 cup reduced fat mozzarella cheese (I used Polly-o)
  • 1 cup marinara or Filetto di Pomodoro
  • cooking spray

Directions:
    Preheat oven to 450°. Spray a large baking sheet lightly with spray.

    Combine breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese in a bowl. Melt the butter in another bowl. Lightly brush the butter onto the chicken, then dip into breadcrumb mixture.  Place on baking sheet and repeat with the remaining chicken.


    Lightly spray a little more oil on top and bake in the oven for 20 minutes. Turn chicken over, bake another 5 minutes.  



    Remove from oven, spoon 1 tbsp sauce over each piece of chicken and top each with 1 1/2 tbsp of shredded mozzarella cheese. 


    Bake 5 more minutes or until cheese is melted.

    462 comments :

    1. i bet the butter makes it so good! i normally use egg whites. so going use butter next time!

      thank you!

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    2. This is one of my favorite Italian dishes, and if you make it lighter then I am all over it!

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    3. This just sounds so incredibly delicious.. I read your recipes regularly they are just fantastic...I am trying to incorporate a more balanced and healthy diet into my life

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    4. Oh my I am so hungry right now, just heading out for lunch and this looks awesome. Have a good one Gina!

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    5. I am making this tonight! I can't wait!

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    6. DEEElicious! I love dishes like this!

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    7. I am so happy to have stumbled upon your blog! I have been searching for a blog containing authentic spanish/cuban meals. The WW meals are a plus! Looking forward to trying out your recipes!

      Lori

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    8. this is a great way to lighten up this recipe! yum!

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    9. Ah yes, I have a love affair with latin food! Probably because I'm half Latina :) But truthfully, I love all ethnic food!

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    10. This looks devine!!! Thanks for sharing!

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    11. Needless to say, when I saw this recipe earlier today, I had to have it for dinner. Why worry about what to make for dinner when Gina does it for you?

      The only thing I did differently was technique; I have a convection oven, so I elevated the chicken on a Pam-sprayed cooling rack to avoid turning (and potential loss of even a micropoint of crust!) And, for the final bit, I browned some mushrooms and lined a casserole, and put the chicken, sauce and cheese on top.

      Yet another wonderful recipe, which allows us to enjoy the food we enjoy - with a healthful change. Thanks, Gina. Another great recipe I'll use for the rest of my life.

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    12. I recently found your blog and think it's terrific! The food looks fantastic and I can't wait to try out some of the recipes.

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    13. Hi, I read your blog all the time and love it. Have you considered also posting recipies in single serving sizes? On simple recipies I can usually cut everything down, but on more complicated one it would be so helpful!!!!

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    14. Yummo! This looks delish! Guess I'm off to the store to get some chicken breasts!

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    15. @Duffless Sorry, we are a family of three. You could always half the recipe and freeze the rest or take it for lunch the next day (which is what I always do)

      @Patrick Adding the mushrooms is a great idea! Lucky you, I wish I had a convection oven.

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    16. Gina, I made this last night and it was incredible!!! I posted about it on my blog, so hopefully others will try it!!! Can't wait to try more of your recipes!

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    17. Mmmm, looks good! I'm glad I found your blog, thanks!

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    18. These look great...and hardly any points!

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    19. I sometimes have trouble fitting in all of the oils that WW wants you to consume in one day.If this were brushed with olive oil, instead of butter, it might help those of us who can't fit in the oils for a day.... just a thought :-)

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    20. Gina,

      I love your post and the recipes are great. It makes this whole diet/good food thing so much easier

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    21. I found this blog on tastespotting.com and I am so happy I did! You have some amazingly easy and creative chicken recipes, and I still have to look through the rest of your site! Its already past 1 AM and I think I'll be up a while longer... I just wish I could cook it all right now! And its HEALTHY! woot woot! Thanks a ton!

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    22. I fell across this blog while googling for recipes last week. I made this last night and Oh. My. God. FANTASTIC. I nearly wept with happiness.

      And all teh stuffed chicken recipes.. I can' twait. I've been so bored with chicken. HAPPY!

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    23. Glad this made you happy!!!

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    24. We ate this for dinner tonight and my 6, 5, and 3 year old girls loved it!!! So did my husband and I !!!!

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    25. This is the third recipe I have made from your site. Everything has been awesome! My picky husband says this was his favorite so far! I didn't have any chicken breasts so I used chicken tenders instead. So good! I am recommending your site to my WW group!!

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    26. My family just finished eating the dish. It was delicious!!!

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    27. @ Karen, Stacey & NorthLasVegas Mom - I am due to make this again soon!

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    28. I can't wait to try this. I will make spagetti squash and sauteed kale with it. Yumm......

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    29. made this dish and it was excellent will make it again!!!

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    30. This tasted great!!!

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    31. Delicious! I just made this for my girlfriend and I tonite. It was definitely a recipe to keep for a long time. Loved it!

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    32. Another awesome recipe!! I also added sauteed mushrooms, then the sauce and cheese.
      Served it with spagetti squash with a bit more marinara. It looks so good , I would serve this to company!! My husband doesn't count points and prefers dark meat. So I also use chicken thighs for him. Terrific addition to my recipe box...I have forwarded this site to numerous WW friends.
      Thanks, again...

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    33. Gina - what a great site you have! I made this for dinner tonight (I've been on WW for 5 days now) and everyone loved it! My 6 year old daughter was eating so fast, I had to tell her to slow down! No one knew it was a WW recipe until they were done eating. I also made the spaghetti with mushrooms and oil as a side as well as the roasted cauliflower. I am making 3 more of your recipes this week! You are a life saver - I would be cooking for my family and eating WW frozen meals myself, if it weren't for your wonderful recipes! :)

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    34. Gina - I made this tonight for some guest's and everyone loved them. I've actually made a lot of your stuff since finding your site a few weeks ago. I have LOVED everything so far. Thank you for making WW so much more enjoyable. It's easy to stay on track with these great recipes. THANK YOU!!!! Keep those recipes coming! =)

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    35. Dear Gina,
      I am new to your site, but find myself checking it out daily in order to figure out what I can make next. I'm newly married and not much of a cook, but your recipes are easy, healthy, and very tasty! Everything looks delicious and so far, everything that I have tried off your site is fantastic! This chicken is my favorite so far, it comes out full of flavor and very moist/jucy. I'll continue to spread the word of your wonderful site and THANK YOU for keeping the recipes coming!

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    36. I haven't made any recipes yet, I just found this site, but I have to say that this is the best site for finding weight watchers recipes!! I love that you have pictures of your recipes. I am just getting back on weight watchers and cant really afford to join back, so its great to find a site that gives me great recipes with the ww points.I also think the site is a really beautiful design- so much nicer to look at than other sites with ww recipes. I will definately get all my recipes from here and would recommend to ayone!! Thanks!!

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    37. This recipe was soooo good! I made it with the baked zucchini sticks and it was an awesome dinner. Unfortunately my husband slept through dinner (he works graves), so he'll never believe me that I actually made an edible dinner. I guess I'll just have to make it again :)

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    38. I'm so happy you all like this. Thanks for all the wonderful comments!

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    39. I'm trying this right now without the butter. This is my boyfriend's favorite meal...hope it turns out. Looks great! Wish me luck!

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    40. made this tonight for dinner and YAY! it's so good. i'll be using it for lunch and possibly another dinner. i paired it w/a salad as you suggested. i have the oven heating now to make your mini broccoli & cheese omelets for breakfast this week!

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    41. I found your site the other day. The recipes look so simple, which is great because I'm a beginner cook. Plus, I love all the pictures! I made this recipe tonight. It was very easy to make and tasted really good :-) My boyfriend liked it too and he's not a healthy eater. I look forward to trying more of your recipes! Thanks!!

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    42. Hope it was good without the butter. Did you use a little oil to get the crumbs crispy?

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    43. It turned out great even without the butter! I used some non stick spray to get the crumbs crispy! My boyfriend loved it!

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    44. @Sara - That's wonderful! You also reduced the points on this.

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    45. I made this for my husband and mother-in-law last night both picky eaters and they loved it. I did however leave of the red sauce on a couple as she doesn't like it. I will have to try the mushrooms the next time. I really like your site and have stored it under my favorites. Thank you ~ I can use the help :)

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    46. Gina,
      With the New Year comes resolutions. My husband and I decided it was time to start eating healthier and lose some weight. It is now the 2nd week of January, and most resolutions have come and gone, but thanks to your site and so many great recipes, we are still on track! The best part is that the food is so good, you almost don't believe it is healthy (a good thing since my husband typically "doesn't like" things that you tell him are low fat)!
      Thanks So Much!

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    47. @Stacynpete- I know how hard it is to keep resolutions. The easiest way I find is making a shopping list and knowing what meals you are going to cook for the week. Stocking your pantry with healthy snacks and fruits and vegetables will get you on your way! Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment!!

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    48. Gina,

      Could you post a grocery list of the most used items in your recipes? It would be a quick go-to list that we could just print off and take to the store with us. It would be such a time and gas saver.

      Thanks for the recipes!

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    49. @Elisha - That's a great idea. I'll try ro work on that next week.

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    50. Absolutely DELICIOUS!! I made this with wheat thin spaghetti & your zuchinni sticks! I am IN LOVE. I'm a follower now. :)

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    51. I came across your website while searching for WW recipes. I just made the oven "fried" chicken last night with the garlic mashed potatoes and it was a big hit!! I am making the hot wings and the chicken parmesan this week, I can't wait to try them!!

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    52. Gina, I LOVE YOUR site and look everyday for recipes for dinner. Thank you for posting. You make it easy to be on a diet!!!

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    53. I started weight watchers last week and made this recipe tonight! It was delicious. I used parkay spray butter instead of butter and even my husband loved it. I will definitely be making this again

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    54. This sounds great!! I usually use fat free plain yogurt instead of an egg wash when I bread things. It helps keep the meat really moist and no fat!

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    55. I like a little fat on this to make the breadcrumbs moist and crispy as if they are fried, but fat free plain yogurt and an egg wash sounds like a great alternative if you want to keep it fat free.

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    56. This was amazing! I made the Spagetti sauce and used it for your eggplant parmesan first, 2 days later for this amazing Chicken Parm.(which btw my husband loved as well) I have frozen the rest for one more dinner :) Love it Thanks!

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    57. I made this last night....delicious. My father in law, and husband had no idea it was a low calorie meal - they LOVED it, along with my 2.5 y/o son. Thanks!

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    58. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this dish. I used planko breadcrumbs and it turned out amazing thank you!

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    59. I made this a couple weeks ago and my husband and I loved it!

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    60. I just made this for dinner and oh my goodness! It's SO GOOD! And easy! Thank you for making stuff that's lighter and my husband will enjoy as well!

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    61. It's so much easier to have your family eat the same food as you when you are dieting, don't you think? They can always eat larger portions if they are not trying to lose weight.

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    62. I tried this recipe and my family and I loved it. Thanks Gina for providing great recipes that keep me on track with my points.

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    63. This site is amazing! All the recipes look amazing. This looks so good, I am literally salivating at my desk. Can't wait to make this :D

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    64. WOW! what an amazing site i love the recipies and there all easy for me and my boyfriend we just got our house and you make dinnertime a whole lot easier for me:) and our grocerie budget aswell! keep them recipies comming!!

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    65. Congrats on the new home and I will!

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    66. I made this and it is so good. I had this and green beans and garlic mashed potatos for a less than 10 point meal. Thanks Gina

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    67. I made this today, and it is WONDERFUL! Please don't ever stop posting these recipes.

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    68. I'm not going anywhere! Glad you liked it : )

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    69. Sorry if this was already asked. I am having a debate with my hubby so 4 (8 oz) chicken breast halves.... 8 oz is what.. the total weight in ALL the chicken breast halves, the total weight of ONE chicken breast half, or the total weight of ONE FULL chicken breast that you cut in half (and then half again)

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    70. Another great recipe. Definitely a repeater in my kitchen. Thank you again for sharing another wonderful recipe.

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    71. I made these with turkey cutlets instead of chicken cutlets and they were absolutely delicious. I served with some whole wheat pasta and sauce...YUM! I love your blog! Happy I stumbled upon it... I think you should make your own website, a little easier to find the recipes that way! I will be using MANY of your recipes! Thanks for sharing!!

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    72. Thank you, my search bar is temporarily not working, I'm working on fixing this.

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    73. Thank you so much for an amazing recipe. I made this last night and both my hubby and son LOVED it. Thanks!!!!!!!!!!

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    74. Gina,

      I've been using your site for a few months now, and I love everything I've tried! Thanks so much for the delicious recipes. Dieting is hard, but it's much easier when you have good food to eat!

      Deanna

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    75. Just made this and it was phenomenal! Yum!

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    76. OMG! I made this tonight! My hubby will love you forever. He just joined a biggest loser challenge at work and didn't believe I could make him a 500 calorie dinner and have Chicken parm!

      Only think i did differntly was pound out the chicken so the portion looked bigger..

      Thank you SOOO Much Gina!

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    77. Chicken parmesan is a family favorite in our house. It was hard to find a low fat version of this that everyone liked...until now. We have this recipe once a week. Thank you so much for this blog and the wonderful recipes. You have helped me stay on track and kept my family happy eating "diet" food.

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    78. Just made this dish, it was sooo good!

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    79. EXCELLENT! We had this for dinner and my 4 year old asked for more.

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    80. Thanks for leaving your comments!! I'm so happy everyone enjoyed this!! Even the 4 year olds!!

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    81. LOVE this recipe!! And found a little trick...when made on a dark nonstick cookie pan they get really crispy. =)

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    82. This is definately a keeper! Both my husband and I love it. Believe it or not my pickey eating boys loved it too. Thanks for all the great recipes. Good flavor and a healthier option I like that.

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    83. Stacey Bean5/28/10, 8:56 PM

      VERY VERY TASTY!!!!!!!! We love this.Thank you!

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    84. I make this all the time, my BF LOVES it and it is sooooo easy!

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    85. Thanks for a great recipe! I came across your site a couple weeks ago and have been eyeing all your recipes just waiting for the chance to try them out. Made this for a dinner with friends and everyone enjoyed it!

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    86. This is such a good recipe. I made this last night and could not believe how good it was. I omitted the butter and I used the light Ragu sauce that is zero points for a half a cup. I will defintely make this one again.

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    87. Another hit from your site. I am so happy to have found you. I cook from your site AT LEAST once a week. So far I have lost 28lbs and my husband 25. Plus I am happy to be teaching my children good eating habits. My 2 year old ate a whole portion, plus fruit.

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    88. That's great Jenn!! I'm so happy so many of you enjoyed this. Thanks for leaving all your comments, they really all mean so much to me. I enjoy reading each and every one of them.

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    89. I took a chance and made this last night for the family and WOW everyone (including a 5 and 12 yr old) loved it! The Hubby took the leftovers to work for his dinner! I made this with a salad and it was perfect! Thank you and what a great way to start trying something new!

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    90. This is great for leftovers to make a chicken parmesan sandwich!!

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    91. This looks so good; I loove chicken parm. I have a question though. It says to use (4) 8 ounce chicken breasts, halved. Couldn't you just use (8) 4 ounce breasts and it equal the same serving size??

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    92. It should be 32 oz total. Hope I didn't confuse you.

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    93. I wanted to tell you that of course this recipe is part of a three ring binder of printed out recipes from your website that I use regularly, but the fun part is, today when I made this dish, I had left over bread crumbs/parmesan mixture, and didn't want to waste it. I had baby portabella mushrooms in the fridge, so I dipped them in egg whites, and then dredged them in the bread crumb mixture, and baked them (after spraying with olive oil spray) in the oven for about twenty minutes or until crispy looking on the outside and a bit shriveled... like breaded mushrooms look.. and they were fantastic. Several of them would only be one or two points because the shrooms are zero points.

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    94. Sounds yummy! Mushroom parmesan, what an idea!

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    95. Hi Gina,

      Sorry if you already answered this before, but what type of breadcrumbs do you use? Do you recommend a specific brand?

      Thanks!

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    96. I like seasoned 4c. They now sell whole wheat seasoned breadcrumbs. My favorite!

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    97. When you halve the already "halved" breasts do you cut them down the center to make 2 thicker skinny cuts or in the middle sideways to make 2 thinner cutlets?

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    98. Let me clear this up. Each breast is approx 8 oz. I get 2 cutlets out of that. Total 8 cutlets.

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    99. Hi Gina :)

      I discovered your site last night and made this recipe the following day for dinner. The dish was extremely good. Me and the hubby enjoyed it sooooo much. One thing however...I calculated the points in the WW Recipe Builder and got 9 points per serving using 25.5 oz. of chicken breast and kept all the other ingredients the same. I can't wait to try your other recipes. I'll be sure to review the points better next time

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    100. Fabulous......my entire family loved this, including my father who doesn't care for chicken!

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    101. Gina,
      This recipe was the the "bomb" - it was enjoyed by the whole family and the best part was it is so easy to prepare. Gina your recipes rock!! Thanks ;)

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    102. check out the picture of MY chicken parm!

      not as beautiful as yours, but it tasted fabulous! definitely went into my weeklies so i could have a second serving. LOVED IT!


      http://recipesiloved.blogspot.com/2010/10/chicken-parmesan.html

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    103. You're welcome denise!

      iheartfood- looks good!!

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    104. Gina,

      This recipe was great!! Thanks so much!!

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    105. I'm pretty new to your site but I'm working my way through your recipes. This one was awesome as usual. The chicken came out so moist. I love your site - every recipe I've made so far has been excellent. I've had better luck with pleasing my BF and myself with your recipes than full-fat recipes I've tried from many other well-known sites. Thanks!!!

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    106. Thanks Kim, huge compliment! It's hard to compete with butter!

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    107. This recipe is so good! I add a little brown sugar into the marinara sauce because my husband likes it a little sweet. And for the sauce I use the leftover marinara sauce that you have posted for the baked zucchini sticks. YUM!! So good!!

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    108. Danielle- Oh yes, that marinara sauce is great! I make sauce many different ways depending on my mood and what is in the fridge!

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    109. Gina, this has become my fave recipe. Hubby wants it at least weekly and when we have company from out of town, this is always an aesthetic and delicious meal. I love to make it with a heaping portion of sauteed spinach on the side and tangerines for dessert. PERFECT DINNER!!!! Thank you! And thanks for getting the Points+ info input so quickly!

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    110. This is delish! I also used the marinara from the zucchini sticks recipe and baked the chicken on parchment to make clean up easier. As my two year old, who abandoned his spoon to shovel this in with his hands, says, "Yummy tummy!"

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    111. Hi Gina! Thanks so much for your great tasting diet recipes! I have a couple of questions on this one! Do you use real butter? And is one 4oz piece of this chicken equal to 5 old ww pts?

      Thanks so much!

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    112. Gina,

      I have been reading your website for awhile now, but I have never made anything. My husband is from a very Italian family that revolves around food. I made this recipe tonight because we both joined weight watchers last week. Well, I am so glad we decided to cook. My husband loved this. My kids ate it too. I didn't have any sauce made, so I used Salsa. It really hit the spot. I will try something else tomorrow! Thanks,

      Tina

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    113. Jen Lepley-Callan1/13/11, 6:46 PM

      this is absolutely awesome...cheated and had 1c pasta with it, since I made fresh sauce. easy and awesome. thank you!

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    114. Great recipe! For a nice twist and different flavour you can try chopped pine nuts instead of the bread crumbs (a South Beach recipe). Delicious! Also great with Turkey breast cutlets when you're sick of chicken!

      Thanks Gina - this is recipe #10 for me and all have been hits so far!

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    115. I have never made Chicken Parm before, I WILL be making it often after trying this recipe. The entire family LOVED it.

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    116. Just made this for dinner. It was AWESOME!!!I had enough for a serving of spaghetti too! And I measured out a cup of spaghetti and realized its a LOT! Should have been measuring way longer. Anyway this was the third recipe from your site (banana pancakes and Chicken Taco Chili) and they've all been completely great and I feel bad eating it because it doesnt feel like diet food! But thats a good thing!!

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    117. sorry on my post above, I meant to say I had enough POINTS!

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    118. I made this for dinner on Friday night and it was incredible. I can't believe that all of this time I was frying my cutlets in oil and then adding all of that heavy breading and full fat cheese that we could have been eating this only healthier!

      Thank you Gina. Chicken parm is my very favorite dish and I had NO idea I could enjoy a low calorie/on plan meal of this family favorite and never even miss the old way I used to make it!

      You Rock! This is the third recipe I have used in a week since I joined WW. What would we do without you? Hope you stay around forever!

      Thank you!

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    119. This was so yummy! Every meal I have made the past two weeks has come from you! I made the sauce and then I added my own spices. I put the Chicken Parmesan over whole wheat pasta with spices and olive oil! THANK YOU! Making the white bean chicken enchiladas tomorrow!

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    120. Had this for dinner tonight. Will definitely be going into our rotation. It's delicious!

      Thanks for your wonderful site!

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    121. This is so great! Just finished up! Even my boyfriend loved it, and Chicken Parm is his favorite meal.

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    122. I just made this for our Valentine's dinner...it was delicious, I added fresh minced garlic in with the breadcrumbs. Thank you!

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    123. I just have to say that this recipe for chicken parm is 100% better than the traditional way. It tastes so much lighter without being fried in a skillet with tons of oil and grease.. I cannot believe that weight watchers recipe is better than my grandmas traditional Italian chicken parm!! I loved it, I had it with some high fiber pasta (that Gina recommended) and a salad. It was unbelievable! I love your blog, keep it up!!

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    124. Isn't it wonderful!! And light!! Happy you all enjoyed it!!! Thanks for all your comments :)

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    125. I just discovered your website and love it! Made the baked parmesan last night and it was delicious! I used wheat bread crumbs which weren't seasoned so I could've used a little more seasoning but very juicy. My boyfriend and mom loved it and my mom is extremely critical! My mom and I are doing WW and getting tired of the same old stuff. So glad to have found your recipes!

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    126. Loved this recipe! Took the suggestion of cooking the chicken on a rack so it didn't need to be flipped. Also make home made bread crumbs because I had slices of whole wheat bread laying around. Brushed EVOO on the chicken instead of butter.

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    127. Made this last night and it was so good - and kid approved! Nobody knew it was a WW healthy recipe. ;)

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    128. Very good... just served over ronzoni smart past...

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    129. @KAYVEEBEE3/1/11, 1:44 PM

      Eating this as left overs for lunch! Yummy!

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    130. This recipe is totally awesome! It is on my normal rotation of meals! It gets both my "thumbs up" and the "thumbs up" of my roommate. I actually made twice in the same week the first time I made this. Thank you so much for all of your wonderful recipes-I have prepared so many.

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    131. This recipe is so good! I normally don't like chicken with red sauce and believe me, I will be making this over and over. So easy, so filling, great tasting! Keep those awesome recipes coming

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    132. imade this tonight for dinner. instead of 8 servings i made only four. my daughter and i both had 2 servings. we were mad i didnt make the 8!! :) it was delicious. my daughter asked if i can make this regularly! thank you for another wonderful recipie

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    133. Christie Walker3/24/11, 7:23 AM

      this was delicious! i even made the sauce and it was wonderful. a friend and i started a weight watchers group on fb which has several members now. we all are constantly making your recipes and posting about them. they are always big hits! thanks for making it so easy to stay on track!!

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    134. Delish!! This recipe is so simple to make and even my young picky children couldn't get enough of it! Thanks for providing healthy, and yet oh so good, recipes! :o)

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    135. My Italian hubby and I absolutely loved this! I made it tonight and was delightfully surprised!
      This is my 4th recipe I've made from your website and EVERY single one has been soooooooo good! The Taco Dip and Buffalo Chicken Dip are my favs!!! I'm making the Baked Potato Soup next...
      Thank you for your website!
      Thanks for making it easy to cook, using everyday terms that are easy to understand.
      I'm new at cooking and you have helped me tremendously with this website!!!!

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    136. Christina- so kid friendly!!

      carebear, great! You'll be a whiz in the kitchen in no time!

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    137. This was delicious!

      Thank you for all of your awesome recipes, nutritional information and photography.

      This was my first time making one of your dishes. I will certainly come back! ~ Lisa

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    138. I've been making this since you posted it and it's still one of my family's favorites! I thought I havd commented two years ago, but apparently not. Just wanted to let you know we still love it after all this time.

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    139. my husband and I enjoyed this tonight...as usual...terrific....first time making this and he and I loved it....had carrots and zucchini with it....grerat dish!!!

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    140. lleddick family4/13/11, 1:08 PM

      I just wanted to say that I stumbled upon your website recently, and I must say that this recipe for chicken parm was excellent. Your recipes on here are fantastic. Now my family is eating better and I am learning to cook healthier recipes. Thanks!!!

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    142. My girl friend sent me your website info and I love it. I tried this last nite and it was GREAT! I didn't mix Parmesan cheese with my breadcrumbs, instead i bought the Parmesan flavored breadcrumbs ( helped to cut the pts) and I also used the i cant believe its not butter spray. I paired it with spaghetti squash.I love your site, keep it up. With you i should have no problems getting healthy!

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    143. Just found your website last week. Everything looks great and your pictures are wonderful. I tried the Chicken Parmesan last night and it was fantastic! Served it on top of two ounces of Angel Hair Pasta, had roasted aspargus and a nice salad. You brought the fun of cooking back to me - thanks
      Jeanne

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    144. Very good. I was so tempted to saute it first in a little olive oil, but I didn't. It browned up nice in the oven. I didn't need to use all the breadcrumb mixture either. Of course I served it with pasta, salad, and garlic bread. Thanks.

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    145. This was truly a great dish. I used the perfect tomato sauce from Julia's Healthy Italian Cooking site & that was perfect! Keep these great recipes coming!

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    146. Gina, this recipe is wonderful! I just love your recipes. Thanks for doing what you do. Quick question... when I try to build this recipe in the WW recipe builder, I get different points. Is that because all of the butter and bread crumbs, etc don't end up on each piece of chicken? Not sure what I'm doing wrong. Thanks!

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    147. Gina, first and foremost, I absolutely LOVE your site and its recipes. I've tried several and I'm not usually much of a cook, but am trying to behave on Weight Watchers, so having the points already figured out for me is a real plus...

      I had a problem with this recipe, though. Don't know if it was because my chicken breasts were smaller (probably 6 oz. each), because I pounded the chicken out first, or because maybe 450 degrees is too hot, or 20 minutes on each side is too long.

      At any rate, my chicken breasts were completely dried out and basically burnt!!!

      I really want to try again, but I'd appreciate your input as to what you think may have gone wrong.

      Thanks!

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    148. I think I just figured it out. I was supposed to turn the chicken over and cook it only five more minutes before adding the marinara and cheese (for 5 more minutes). NO WONDER it was burnt!!!

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    149. Anonymous, I'm not sure, I'll have to check it and see why it's different on your end.

      8Grands- If you use a smaller breast and pound it I would cook it less time. But yes, 20 minutes on each side would overcook it for sure.

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    150. This is absolutely delicious! I served this for lunch yesterday with the pasta, asparagus and marinara recipe from your site. Perfect! My family ate it up. :)

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    151. This was super delicious and pretty easy!! Can't wait to have it again soon!!! I served mine with angle hair (whole wheat) pasta and marinara! DELICIOUS I tell you!!!

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    152. i just made this today... thumbs up! my almost six year old said she was impressed. i asked her what she liked about it... she said the flavor and the texture.. LOL i will most definately make some more of your dishes... thank you for sharing!

      Shantay

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    153. Kraft makes fat free mozzerella (as well as cheddar) shredded cheese now, the only fat free brand I can find. It tastes different at first, but I've gotten used to it and that's all I buy. That would definitely make this recipe even lighter!

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    154. It would be lighter, but I really dislike fat free cheese.

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    155. This recipe is a keeper! Made it for supper tonight, absolutely delish!

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    156. I finally got around to making this one tonight - I don't know why I waited so long! Absolutely wonderful. Really similar to the chicken rollatini with spinach and cheese, which we have done a few times and totally love. This is a little easier, and I was out of ricotta, so thank you for this one!

      I posted a picture on my Facebook and thought I could share it to your page, but I can't make it work. I wanted to post it on your page...it looked so pretty!

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    157. I recently found this blog and Chicken Parmesan was the first recipe I tried! Just made it tonight for my fiance. (I'm trying to impress him with my cooking) He loved it and I did too! Thank you so much for these great recipes! I can't wait to try another one soon!!!

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    158. Angela, you tried to post on my fb fan page? I wonder why that didn't work.

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    159. Chicken Parm is my husband's favorite. I've made many variations over the years as I've attempted to be more healthful. This ROCKED. My 4 yr old ate it all, as did my husband and we have 4 servings left. Thanks again for another great, easy, low points entree!

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    160. Great recipe! Just had his for dinner!

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    161. One of my husband's favorites! So simple and quick to make such a healthy meal. Thanks so much for all of your wonderful recipes!

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    162. OMG!!!!!!!!!! this was AMAZINGLY GOOD! I've never had it baked before!

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    163. I made this last night... amazing!!!! I even ate the leftovers for lunch. Thanks for the great recipes!!!

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    164. Hi Gina! I have never posted before but I have tried many of your recipes, and almost all of them have been a huge hit! Your chicken pasta with grape tomatoes is a favorite around here, I tweaked it by adding a can of basil, oregano and garlic diced tomatoes, but my picky husband, my picky 6 year old, my 4 year old, my 16 month old and I all love it!! Today I looked in my pantry and resigned myself to the fact that I would have to run to the store. Really not wanting to, I pulled up your website. I found this chicken parm recipe and rechecked my stockpile. I had chicken breast, spaghetti sauce, butter and cooking spray, of course. I did not have shredded mozz or seasoned bread crumbs but I did have croutons and a mixed shredded cheese package. Crushed the croutons to make bread crumbs and there you go. It was honestly the best chicken parm I have ever had!! Thanks so much and keep up the good work!!

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    165. Croutons as breadcrumbs, what a great idea!!

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    166. This is fantastic! My hubby was concerned when he saw it was baked and not fried, but everyone LOVED it. We just added a side of whole wheat rotini and a salad, and it seemed like such a fussed-over meal. I have yet to find a recipe on your site that isn't just great...not that I'm looking! :)

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    167. My family just had this for dinner. YUM! It was so easy to make and everyone loved it. I actually think this is just as good as the chicken parmesan from Olive Garden.

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    168. Made this tonight for 4 instead of 8, it was awesome! We didn't have seasoned bread crumbs, so I used plain & put in a little Italian herbs. Thanks Gina!

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    169. Used this recipe tonight...turned out great! I'm so glad I found this site. I attend Weight Watchers meetings and I am so happy that you include points on all the recipes. LOVE LOVE LOVE your recipes!! :)

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    170. OMG made this tonight for the family they loved it my son said it looked like a mini pizza even ate it like it was pizza.. next time I need to make 2 pack of chicken... I used the chicken tendorlins.

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    171. Tried this out on my husband recently. One of his favorite dishes to order out. Modified the recipe to serve 2, as we were headed out of town the next day. Served with a salad and 2oz of whole wheat pasta per person. After he licked his plate clean, I then told him it was a healthy recipe! Plan to make this apart of our regular, go to meals. Very easy to prepare, flavorful and best of all....healthy for you! Thanks Gina!!

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    172. This is great, and very easy. I have made it twice so far and will make it again! thank you.

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    173. Gina, thank you so much! this is now one of our "staples" in our house as a recipe. After recently moving in with my boyfriend who is definitely NOT on WW-ers, this has been a recipe we both enjoy together (I just double the cheese on his chicken pieces). Yum!

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    174. WOW! Loved the Chicken Parm. It was already 8 pm. I wasn't in the mood to cook. I made two bad dinners in a row. I had all the ingredients and it had ww points, so I gave it a try. It was great! I never used butter before but I did because it was in the points. It was rich without being greasy. I am a messy cook so when I decided to sprinkle some of the leftover bread crumbs on the already in the pan chicken, I got it on the pan as well as on the chicken. But the breadcrumbs toasted and when I poured the sauce on the chicken and some ran off, it mixed in the toasted breadcrumbs. I think this gave extra flavor. I didn't miss anything doing it this way. I added a sautéd veggie by spraying the pan in Olive Oil added baby bell peppers, zucchini both cut in rounds small amount of chopped onion and grape tomatoes, garlic powder, black pepper and when the pan got dry I splashed a little white wine added two Tbsp of marinara sauce. Done! It was the best meal I made in a week.

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    175. This was absolutely delicious - another great recipe for my file!!!!

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    176. Wow, this was so SO tasty! Love that it's baked instead of fried. My husband is a chef and he even liked it! This recipe will be going into our regular rotation. Thanks Gina!

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    177. We LOVE this recipe at our house. Super easy and really tasty. I made it for the extended family for my daughter's birthday and everyone loved it. Even the family who believes in frying and lots of butter!!

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    178. Gina,

      I have regular thick chicken breasts in the fridge thawing. I'm going to pound them down the best I can, but don't want to take the chance in messing them up by trying to slice them lengthwise. How much extra should I add to the cook time?

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    179. Made this last night and served with a salad. My teenagers loved it!!! Its hard to get teens to eat healthy and enjoy it!! Thanks!

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    180. OH. MY. FRIGGEN. GOODNESS!!! Just made this using Mezzetta marinara and holy CRAP this was awesome. Sooooo delish. I LOVE this site!!! I want a hardcover book of all these recipes though, that would be amazing too.

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    181. So delicious! Whole family said its definitely something i need to add to my familys dinner menu.

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    182. I made this last night and it was AMAZING. I actually couldn't believe how good it was. I have been on Weight Watchers for 11 months and I'm SO happy I found your site!!! A lot of the WW recipes are good...but I find that the ones that are good are usually made with healthy foods anyway (ex. black beans, salads...etc). The ones that are supposed to be like the things we crave (chicken parmesan, burgers, pasta...the good stuff, etc) aren't that good. I'm so happy I found a site that has recipes like these that taste SO good!

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    183. Excellent-- the whole family-- including finicky daughter-- requested this go on our regular rotation. Thanks Gina!

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    184. Gina- Your recipes are so inspirational. I have increased my self esteem and confidence through cooking, and your website is to thank.

      I am a CARB queen and chicken parm is my favorite. This recipe is absolutely amazing. I think this recipe tastes better, then recipes that call for flour and egg.

      Thank you Gina!

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    185. I made this and my six year old and 20 month old sat quietly at the table and ate every bite! I will be making this again! Awesome!

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    186. I'm really glad you all liked this, what's not to like!!!

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    187. DELICIOUS!!!
      Thank you for the recipe. It is a Keeper.

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    188. My husband said this was as good as any he has had at a restaurant! Love the site!

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    189. AWESOME! Gina - I have made six or seven of your recipes and each one has been spectacular. I can't say enough about how wonderful everything has been. Thank you. Also, my husband and 3 year old son have celiac disease and I have been able to alter so many recipes so that they can enjoy as well. I never post comments, etc. but just had to let you know how much I appreciate your hard work in putting together these recipes. Jill

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    190. Gina,
      Thank you so much for all your recipes! Everything I make comes out amazing. It honestly beats WW recipes all the time. I just made this for my boyfriend and he loved it. He said it was the best he had ever had. I used panko bread crumbs instead. I love the crunch it gives you. Thank you again.

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    191. It's in the oven right now! Excited to try it, and hoping the Husband loves it! Thanks for the great recipe!

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    192. Made this last night! Was super easy, and my husband couldn't believe how delicious it was! In order to speed things up, I put the chicken in a ziplock bag and poured the butter in and squished it all around. My husband definitely wants me to make it again and make it often!

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    193. I just made this recipe tonight and my brother almost cried it was so good. I ate mine and savored every bite...I will tell everyone to make it....delicious!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    194. I made this tonight for dinner. It was a BIG hit! Thanks so much. I will definitely be making it again. It was so easy and delicious. :)

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