I absolutely LOVE Italian food. Chicken Parmesan is one of my favorite things to order when we go out for italian food, but alas, it is not a good match for my health and fitness goals! This recipe for Skinny Chicken Parmesan has much less calories, carbs, and fat than you would find in a typical restaurant chicken Parmesan dish, and it’s still delicious!
The magic comes from using Fiber One cereal to bread the chicken before baking. You get that amazing satisfying crunch, but with less guilt!! Also, substituting low sugar tomato sauce for the regular stuff saves a ton of calories in this Chicken Parmesan recipe, and you won't even miss them!
Pin this one now so that you can add it to your dinner meal plan as soon as possible!
4-6 thin sliced boneless skinless chicken breasts, or 4 regular boneless skinless chicken breasts cut in half and pounded thin
1/4 cup seasoned breadcrumbs
½ cup Fiber One cereal, ground finely in a food processor or blender
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup low calorie butter or margarine, melted
3/4 cup reduced fat mozzarella cheese, grated
1 cup reduced sugar marinara (I like Ragu No Sugar Tomato and Basil Sauce)
Non-fat cooking spray
- Preheat oven to 450°. Spray a large baking sheet lightly with spray.
- Combine breadcrumbs, Fiber One, and Parmesan cheese in a shallow bowl. Melt the butter in another shallow bowl. Dip chicken into butter and then into breadcrumb mixture. Place on baking sheet and repeat with the remaining chicken.
- Lightly spray cooking oil on top of chicken breasts and bake in the oven for 18 minutes. Turn chicken over, bake another 5-6 minutes.
- Remove from oven, spoon sauce over chicken and top with shredded cheese. Bake 3-5 more minutes or until cheese is melted.
I hope you'll try this recipe soon and come back to let me know how you like it! For now, let me know, what is your favorite dish to order at a restaurant?