Low-Fat Chicken Parmesan

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Low-Fat Chicken Parmesan

Want to indulge in chicken Parmesan while still skimping on the calories and fat? Yes, please! Skinnytaste’s take on chicken parm is crispy baked chicken breast smothered with a layer of marinara sauce and sprinkled with mozzarella cheese. Oh, and butter is still involved where it really counts. Get started on this kid-friendly dish your whole family will love.


  • Cooking spray or oil mister
  • 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (8 ounces each), fat trimmed
  • 3⁄4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1⁄2 cup seasoned whole wheat bread crumbs, homemade or store-bought
  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 teaspoons melted unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cups Marinara Sauce homemade or store-bought
  • 9 tablespoons part-skim mozzarella cheese


  1. Preheat the oven to 450°F.
  2. Lightly spray a large baking sheet with oil.
  3. Slice the chicken breasts in half horizontally to make 6 cutlets.
  4. Season both sides with salt.
  5. In a shallow bowl, combine the breadcrumbs and Parmesan.
  6. In a small bowl, combine the butter and olive oil.
  7. Brush the butter and oil on both sides of the chicken, dredge the chicken in the bread crumb mixture, and put the chicken on the prepared baking sheet.
  8. Lightly spray oil on top of the chicken.
  9. Bake until golden on the bottom, about 20 minutes.
  10. Turn the chicken over and bake until the center is cooked through and the bottom is golden, 5 to 6 minutes.
  11. Meanwhile, in a large, deep covered skillet, cook the marinara sauce over medium heat until heated through, 2 to 3 minutes.
  12. Place the baked chicken in the skillet and top each piece with 11⁄2 tablespoons of the mozzarella.
  13. Cover the pan and cook until the cheese melts, 3 to 4 minutes.
  14. Serve hot.

Nutrition Information   Serves: 6 | Serving Size: 1/2 chicken breast   Per serving: Calories: 163; Total Fat: 10g; Saturated Fat: 3g; Monounsaturated Fat: 2g; Cholesterol: 27mg; Sodium: 751mg; Total Carbohydrate: 11g; Dietary Fiber: 3g; Sugars: 5g; Protein: 11g Nutrition Bonus: Potassium: 67mg; Vitamin A: 9%; Vitamin C: 3%; Calcium: 9%; Iron: 4%

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