Chicken Parm Recipe

Chicken Parm

and Easy is its middle name

Who wants an easy, delish recipe that the entire family with love? WE DO!

Chicken parm is a household favorite around here. It’s simple ingredients and minimal prep work have us begging for more. Learn how to add whole grains, lean protein, and healthy fats into just one portion of this meal. Add colorful veggies and a whole grain side of pasta and marinara and you have yourself a well-balanced meal!

Prep Work

When my kids aren’t having there usual pre-dinner witching hour of fighting, yelling and crying, I like to get them involved. Who doesn’t like measuring out dry spices or flour and mixing them together? The prep work for this one is easy and simple enough for anyone to help you with. But if you would rather cook alone, I feel ya đŸ˜‰

So tonight I have my ingredients ready for this wonderfully delish entree. I hope you enjoy it as much as my family does!

Nutrition

With the main part of this dish (the chicken parm) being just over 300 calories, it leaves some wiggle room for added veggies and whole grain pasta with marinara. The nutrition facts for this recipes include the 3 ounces of shredded mozzarella, so if you dont use it, subtract 270 calories and 21 grams of fat.

Keep the pasta to a fourth of a cup to stay within proper portion control and saute your fresh veggies in 1 tbsp of olive oil (or less). Garnish with some basil or rosemary to add some more flavor to this healthy, fast dish!

I hope you enjoy this! It’s a classic and its easy to make. My kids eat it up – I hope yours do too!

Lindsey

The Recipe

Yields4 Servings

 1 oz whole wheat flour
 1 egg
  cup whole wheat breadcrumbs
 4 (4 ounce) chicken breast cutlets
 ½ tsp salt
 ½ tsp black pepper
 1 tbsp olive oil
 3 oz low fat shredded mozzarella cheese (optional)

1

Preheat broiler and place the rack in the middle slot

2

In 3 separate bowls, place flour, beaten egg and breadcrumbs in each. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper.

3

Dredge chicken in flour. Then through the egg. Lastly, dredge in breadcrumbs.

4

Heat 1 1/2 tsp of the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add 2 of the cutlets and cook one minute on each side. Then place on greased baking sheet. Repeat this step again, adding another 1 1/2 tsp olive oil and using the remaining 2 chicken cutlets.

5

(Optional) Top the chicken with shredded mozzarella cheese.

6

Broil for 1 1/2 minutes.

7

Serve with sauteed veggies and whole grain pasta with marinara. Top with basil if preferred.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 cutlet

Servings 4


Amount Per Serving
Calories 308Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 4g7%
Sodium 111mg5%
Total Carbohydrate 16g6%
Protein 36g72%

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Ingredients

 1 oz whole wheat flour
 1 egg
  cup whole wheat breadcrumbs
 4 (4 ounce) chicken breast cutlets
 ½ tsp salt
 ½ tsp black pepper
 1 tbsp olive oil
 3 oz low fat shredded mozzarella cheese (optional)

Directions

1

Preheat broiler and place the rack in the middle slot

2

In 3 separate bowls, place flour, beaten egg and breadcrumbs in each. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper.

3

Dredge chicken in flour. Then through the egg. Lastly, dredge in breadcrumbs.

4

Heat 1 1/2 tsp of the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add 2 of the cutlets and cook one minute on each side. Then place on greased baking sheet. Repeat this step again, adding another 1 1/2 tsp olive oil and using the remaining 2 chicken cutlets.

5

(Optional) Top the chicken with shredded mozzarella cheese.

6

Broil for 1 1/2 minutes.

7

Serve with sauteed veggies and whole grain pasta with marinara. Top with basil if preferred.

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