Healthy Chicken Parmesan

Lean chicken breast, nutritious tomato sauce and low-fat cheese – you’ll want to make this this healthy chicken Parmesan recipe every night of the week!

Close your eyes and picture the chicken Parmesan dinner from your local Italian restaurant. Do you see a reasonably-sized portion of healthy chicken Parmesan OR an enormous plate of food with two huge chicken cutlets and a “side” of pasta that could feed a family of four? Probably the latter.

Restaurant chicken Parmesan dishes can be loaded with thousands of calories, up to 30 g of saturated fat and nearly 3,000 mg of sodium (that’s twice the amount of recommended sodium for a heart-healthy diet!).  Healthy Chicken Parmesan Recipe

 

But there’s good news. You can make this scrumptious comfort food in your very own kitchen for a fraction of the calories, fat and sodium. And it’s WAY EASIER than you think. In fact, this healthy chicken Parmesan recipe can be on your dinner table is less than 30 minutes.

Healthy Chicken Parmesan Recipe

First things first…

 

How to Pound a Chicken Breast

The key to good healthy chicken Parmesan is a thinly pounded chicken breast. This helps the chicken cook quickly and increases the surface area to create those crispy breaded sides.

 

There are a few ways to get a perfectly thin piece of meat. The easiest way is to use a meat mallet. Place the chicken breast inside a zip-tight bag to minimize the mess, and pound it with the flat side of a meat mallet – flipping and turning occasionally until the chicken breast is about 1/4-inch thick.

 

You can also butterfly the chicken breast – splitting the chicken breast horizontally – to help you pound it out to a more even thickness. Cut the chicken breast horizontally almost all the way through, but not quite. Then open the chicken breast like a book and lay it flat before pounding.

 

Don’t have a meat mallet? No problem. I’ve been known to get creative with the side of a hammer or a rubber mallet from my toolbox. NOT JOKING. Check out these 10 ways to flatten meat without a mallet.

 

Now let’s get cooking…

 

Healthy Chicken Parmesan Recipe

 

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