Chicken Parmesan

chicken parmesan

Last night I set out to make a healthier version of a traditionally greasy, cheese laden dinner dish.  Turned out to be even easier than I thought – I literally just threw most of my ingredients together – not much measuring required.

Chicken Parmesan

Serves: 2

You will need:

  • 1 boneless skinless chicken breast, thawed
  • 1/2 cup pasta sauce
  • 1 TBSP extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • A dash of each of the following: grated Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, Italian seasoning.
  • Optional – 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese

How to make:

  • Heat extra virgin olive oil in frying pan over medium heat.
  • Slice chicken breast in half.

raw chicken

  • In a bowl, combine bread crumbs, garlic powder, Italian Seasoning and Parmesan cheese.  I made my own bread crumbs (first time ever!) by chopping a hunk of stale homemade bread in the blender.

bread crumbs

  • Dredge each piece of chicken in egg whites.
  • Then coat with bread crumbs.

chicken in bread crumbs

breaded chicken

  • Place chicken in frying pan and heat until thoroughly cooked through, turning over once in the middle of cooking.  I cooked each side for 3-4 minutes before flipping.

frying chicken

  • *If you would like mozzarella cheese on your chicken, go ahead and add it now.  Remove from heat as the cheese begins to melt.
  • Once plated, top with sauce and a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese.  Add some shredded fresh basil if you have any on hand!
  • Make this even healthier by skipping the frying pan altogether.  Prepare chicken as described above and place in a glass baking dish that has been coated with non-stick cooking spray.  Bake in the oven at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes (or until chicken is cooked through).

healthy chicken parmesan