Thursday, March 3, 2011

Baked Chicken Parmesan

And the lighter recipes continue.... :)  I love chicken parmensan, and came across this lighter, baked version.  I have to say, I was very pleasantly surprised with this one.  I didn't think anything could beat the fried goodness of my usual chicken parmesan, but this is pretty darn good.  In fact, I might even like it better.......  Did I just say that?  Yes, lighter is better.  At least in this case.  Enjoy! :)

Printable Version

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
3/4 cups Italian bread crumbs
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons butter, melted
3/4 cup reduced fat mozzarella cheese
1 cup marinara sauce
cooking spray

1.  Cut each chicken breast into two cutlets.
2.  Combine breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese in a bowl.
3.  Lightly brush each cutlet with melted butter.  Dip each cutlet in bread crumb mixture, covering completely.
4.  Place breaded cutlets on baking sheet and lightly spray the top of each cutlet with cooking spray.
5.  Bake at 450 degrees for 15-20 minutes.  Turn chicken over and bake another 5 minutes.
6.  Remove from oven, spoon sauce over each cutlet and top with cheese.  Bake another 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Source:  Skinny Taste


  1. Yummy! This is a great recipe - by looking at the picture, I would have guessed that this is fried chicken parmesan! Great job!

  2. I love a lighter version of my favorite dishes and this would be one of them. Looks so delicious! I agree with Amy that from the looks of the picture it did look fried. Yummy!

  3. Mmm... I haven't had chicken parmesan in forever! This is definitely getting bookmarked!

  4. Love this recipe, looks really delicious!

  5. this lighter version of one of our favorites!

  6. This is a lovely light version of an old favourite. Can't wait to try.