lightened up chicken parmesan

it's been a week since i posted and i have the best excuse ever.. you see i was camping.. at the beach.. in california.. i cooked a lot but didn't get any photos of food but i will tell you all about it tomorrow our trip was so much fun.. but today is about chicken parmesan.. this is by far one of my kids favorite meals.. however with a trip to hawaii rapidly approaching.. a mere 9 weeks away.. i made a lighted version.. i got the recipe here.. and it was fabulous.. i didn't change hardly anything.. please excuse the photos i actually hadn't planned on sharing the recipe yet (this was only a test run) but it was so darn i good i had to.. if you want to see better photos go the website above her pictures are awesome!!

lightened up baked chicken parmesan

prep time: 15 minutes
cooking time: 30-40 minutes
servings: 4


4 (8 oz) boneless skinless chicken breasts
3/4 cup seasoned breadcrumbs ( i only had plain so i added a tblsp. of italian seasoning)
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
olive oil
3/4 cup reduced fat mozzarella cheese (i used sargento 2% skim low fat)
1 cup marinara (i used ragu light and zesty)
cooking spray

pre heat oven to 450 degrees (f).  spray a large baking sheet lightly with cooking spray.  combine bread crumbs and parmesan cheese in pie plate.  brush each chicken breast lightly with olive oil then dip each breast into the breadcrumb mixture.  place on baking sheet and repeat until all are done.  lightly spray the tops with your cooking spray.. bake in oven for 20-30 minutes (depending on how thick your chicken is) turn chicken over and bake another 5-10 minutes..(your looking for an internal temperature of 160-165 degrees)  remove from oven and spoon 1 tbslp. sauce over each chicken breast and then top with the cheese.. bake for another 5 minutes or until cheese is melted. i served with a crisp salad.. it was really really good..

enjoy and get cook'n!!!


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