Baked Chicken Parmesan

Baked Chicken Parmesan - kid-friendly and much healthier than frying!

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.

Baked Chicken Parmesan - kid-friendly and much healthier than frying!

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

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.

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:

  1. Preheat oven to 450°. Spray a large baking sheet lightly with spray.
  2. 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.
  3. Lightly spray a little more oil on top and bake in the oven for 20 minutes. Turn chicken over, bake another 5 minutes.
  4. Remove from oven, spoon 1 tbsp sauce over each piece of chicken and top each with 1 1/2 tbsp of shredded mozzarella cheese.
  5. Bake 5 more minutes or until cheese is melted.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 8 Servings, Serving Size: 1 piece

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Smart Points: 5
  • Points +: 6
  • Calories: 251
  • Total Fat: 9.5g
  • Saturated Fat: g
  • Cholesterol: 14mg
  • Sodium: mg
  • Carbohydrates: 14g
  • Fiber: 1.5g
  • Sugar: 0g
  • Protein: 31.5g

Baked Chicken Parmesan - kid-friendly and much healthier than frying!