Chicken Parmesan Light
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Recipe type: Entree
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Serves: 4
A lightened up version of Chicken Parmesan without sacrificing flavor!
  • ⅓ cup grated fresh Parmesan cheese
  • ⅓ cup dry breadcrumbs
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 pound thinly sliced chicken breasts
  • 1½ cups bottled fat-free pasta sauce (such as Muir Glen Organic)
  • 1 tbs. canola or grape seed oil
  • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • ⅓ cup (1½ ounces) shredded low fat Mozzarella cheese
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine Parmesan, breadcrumbs, Italian seaoning and salt in a shallow dish.
  3. Place eggs in a shallow dish and lightly beat.
  4. Dip each chicken breast in eggs; dredge in the breadcrumb mixture.
  5. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
  6. Add chicken; cook 3 minutes on each side or until done.
  7. Set aside.
  8. Combine pasta sauce and vinegar in a microwave-safe bowl.
  9. Cover with plastic wrap; vent.
  10. Microwave sauce mixture at HIGH 2 minutes or until thoroughly heated.
  11. Pour the sauce in the bottom of a 9 x 13 pan.
  12. Place chicken breasts on top of sauce.
  13. Sprinkle evenly with the remaining Parmesan and Mozzarella cheese.
  14. Bake for 15 minutes in a 350 degree oven.
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