Saturday, January 22, 2011

Oven Baked Chicken Parmesan

Chicken Parmesan is usually pan fried, loaded with cheese and a thick coating of bread crumbs. Use this recipe and bake it in the oven and save on calories and fat!
  • 4 skinless boneless chicken breast halves
  • Panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 eggs
  • tomato sauce 
  • 8 ounces mozzarella cheese, grated
  • 2 ounces parmesan cheese, grated
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Lay chicken breast on cutting board, cover with plastic wrap and pound the breast out until it is about 1/4 of an inch thick all the way around.

Combine Panko bread crumbs, Parmesan, and Italian seasoning on a large plate. Beat two eggs until they become smooth. Salt and pepper chicken breasts, put into the egg mixture and then into the bread crumbs. Press bread crumbs onto chicken breast to make sure they stick.  Place breaded breasts onto a large cookie sheet and put into preheated oven.  Bake for 15 minutes or until bread crumbs begin to brown. Add a spoonful of tomato sauce and 2 ounces of mozzarella to each breast and bake until cheese is nicely melted. Serve with a tossed salad and a side of Risotto.
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