I always like to say “eat your favorite foods, but better” and I feel like this chicken parmesan bake delivers on that.
This recipe is so simple and delicious. With just a few ingredients and a couple minutes to throw together, this perfect weekday dinner can provide a meal for one or for the whole family!
This is a prime example of a comfort food recipe that is a lighter swap for a traditionally heavier meal. Who wouldn’t want comfort food without the added fat and calories? I normally like to have this with zoodles or whole grain pasta, but you could even pair it with orzo or gnocchi as I have in the picture! You do you here. Add a salad or veggie and you have a meal!
Another awesome way to use this recipe is for packed lunches. Make a big casserole dish of it on Sunday night, and pack a serving for lunch every day! It’s great reheated in the microwave.
So, here’s the deal: You can really “bread” the chicken with whatever you want. I like to use panko bread crumbs because it’s easy, but I also like using pulverized GG crackers to add fiber! You could use any other pulverized cracker too, like Ritz. Just remember: our aim on this recipe is “lighter” comfort food 🙂 Also, there are no measurements in this recipe because you can use as much or as little of each ingredient as you want!
Healthy Chicken Parmesan
- chicken breasts, sliced thin
- parmesan cheese
- bread crumbs (panko or crushed crackers)
- marinara sauce
- mozzarella or provolone cheese
First, pre-heat your oven to 425 degrees.
Mix together your parmesan cheese and bread crumbs (or crackers). Coat your chicken breasts in the mixture and place in a casserole dish that has been sprayed or coated with a little olive oil.
Bake for 15 minutes or until edges are crisping.
Pull out your dish and top your chicken with a few spoonfuls of your favorite pasta sauce. Finish it off with a slice of fresh mozzarella or provolone cheese on each chicken breast and some additional parmesan.
Pop it back in the oven for another 10-15 minutes. Voila!