Do you get sick of chicken? I do. It's an easy choice because it can be prepared so many different ways but wow, it can be BORING! The good thing is it's a healthy choice when prepared boneless and skinless, you just have to kick it up a notch to satisfy those taste buds! This recipe is almost a weekly go to for me when I want an easy, quick meal that the whole family will love.
Baked Chicken Parmesan
4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, thawed (I order ours from Schwan's.)
1 jar of your favorite spaghetti/marinara sauce (I like Rao's, available in various flavors)
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
Shredded parmesan cheese
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place chicken breasts in 8x8 glass baking dish. Pour about 1/2 cup of marinara sauce over the top of each chicken breast and bake covered with foil for 40 minutes. Top each breast with 1/4 cup of mozzarella and a sprinkle of parmesan cheese. Bake uncovered for another 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.
Serve with whole wheat spaghetti and a side salad or steamed veggies. You can also add some crusty whole grain bread and olive oil for dipping! Yum!
Nutrition (not including sides):
Calories 280, Fat 14g, Carbs 4g, Sodium 925mg, Protein 33g
In the mood for Italian but not feeling the chicken, check out this Make Your Own Pizza recipe.