Sunday, February 27, 2011

Perfect Sunday Dinner

I just found the perfect Sunday dinner recipe! Baking the cutlet as opposed to frying really lightens this dish up while remaining moist and full of flavor. Serve this with a big salad for a complete dinner.


Baked Chicken Parmesan


Servings: 8 • Serving Size: 1 piece •
Calories:224.5 •Fat: 8.6 g •Protein: 25.1 g • Carb: 14.2 g • Fiber: 1.3 g

4 (8 oz) chicken breast halves, sliced in half
3/4 cup seasoned breadcrumbs
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 tbsp butter, melted
3/4 cup reduced fat mozzarella cheese (I used Sargento)
1 cup marinara or Filetto di Pomodoro
cooking spray

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

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