Baked Parmesan Chicken

Monday, March 26, 2018

You guys! Chicken parmesan is one of my very favorite chicken dishes. The breaded chicken, warm marinara and gooey cheese. Yes, please. This recipe is so much healthier than the traditional fried chicken breasts . I use whole wheat bread crumbs, parmesan cheese and a little bit of salt, pepper and garlic powder to bread the chicken. Bake it off and add a generous portion of marinara sauce and low fat mozzarella cheese. Perfection. And you don't miss the calories. So, so good. My boys love this dish as well and clean their plate every time. Serve it with a salad and you have a yummy dinner.

Baked Parmesan Chicken

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut in half horizontally ( 8 breasts total)
1 cup breadcrumbs
1/4 c grated parmesan  cheese
1 tsp Garlic powder
1 tsp italian seasoning
2 T butter
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1 c marinara sauce
basil, shredded (optional)

1.Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Lightly grease a cookie/baking sheet.
2. In a shallow bowl, combine the breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese, garlic powder, and Italian seasoning. Mix well.
3.In a second shallow bowl, melt the butter.
4. Brush the butter on the chicken breasts and dredge in the breadcrumbs. Place chicken on the baking sheet.
5.Bake chicken for 25 minutes.
6. Remove chicken from the oven and spoon @1 T marinara sauce on top of each breast. top each with a heaping tablespoon of mozzarella cheese,
7. Bake 5-7 more minutes  , or until the cheese I melted.
8. Sprinkle shredded basil over the chicken and serve,

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