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Healthier Chicken Parmesan

Updated: May 4, 2022

Serves Four

The Ingredients

  • 1 cup whole-grain Panko bread crumbs (or GF Panko crumbs)

  • 4 Tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese, divided use (exclude if DF)

  • 1 tbsp. Italian seasoning

  • 1 dash pink salt

  • 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper

  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder

  • 1/4 tsp. onion powder

  • 2 pasture-raised eggs, lightly beaten

  • 4 4-oz. raw chicken breasts, boneless, skinless

  • 1 cup marinara sauce

  • 3/4 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese (or Daiya cheese for DF)

The Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 450º F. Spray baking dish with a little olive oil.

  • Combine bread crumbs, 2 tbsp. parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder in a small bowl; mix well. Transfer to a plate. Set aside.

  • Place eggs in a shallow dish & whisk. Dip each chicken breast in eggs, completely coating, then bread crumbs; coating each evenly on all sides. Place chicken in the baking dish.

  • Bake for 22 to 26 minutes, turning after 15 minutes, or until chicken is fully cooked.

  • Preheat broiler on high. Top each chicken breast with marinara sauce, mozzarella cheese, and remaining 2 tbsp. parmesan cheese. Place the baking dish in the oven for 2 to 3 minutes, or until cheese is melted.


NOTE: The nutritional breakdown is a (close) estimate as numbers change based off of brands used.


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