Thursday, January 13, 2011

Special Request Clean Eating Chicken Parmesan









. Preheat oven to 400. Coat a large baking sheet with cooking spray.

2. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion, bell pepper and garlic and saute 3 to 5 minutes, until vegetables are soft. Add 1 tsp oregano and stir to coat. Cook 30 seconds, until oregano is fragrant. Add tomatoes and tomato paste and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to low, partially cover and simmer 20 to 30 minutes.

3. Meanwhile, in a shallow dish, combine panko, Parmesan, remaining 1 tsp oregano, thyme, salt and black pepper. Mix with a fork to combine. Brush both sides of each chicken breast with Dijon. Transfer each breast to panko mixture and turn to coat both sides. Arrange chicken on prepared baking sheet. Coat surface of chicken with cooking spray. Bake 20 minutes.

4. Top each chicken breast with 2 to 3 Tbsp tomato sauce and 2 Tbsp mozzarella. Return chicken to oven and bake 10 minutes more, until crust is golden brown and cheese is melted and bubbly.

5. Arrange pasta on a serving plate and top with remaining tomato sauce. Serve chicken with pasta on the side, garnishing both with basil.

12 comments:

  1. Oh my, that looks and sounds so good! Now, if I could only find Panko crumbs here!!

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  2. I am so proud of you for cooking! That looks delish, I bet Todd was one happy man! Can't wait to see yall later today:)

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  3. I want to cook with 5 ingredients! I'm going to look at the book Natalie recommended, do you have any others?

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  4. Looks so yummy!! Now I am hungry and it is too early for chicken parm!!!

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  5. This looks delicious! Way to go girl :)

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  6. Thanks for finding my blog so I could find yours! :)

    Chicken parm is my FAV and I will be making this recipe ASAP!!

    P.S I am so jealous that you have a Haris Teeter...I miss them!

    xoxo,
    jess

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  7. oh my, oh my that looks tasty!! Now, I'm hungry. Thanks

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  8. i love to cook, but hate tons of ingredients. The majority of the ingredients in this recipe seem to be "staples" in my pantry which is always great!

    Love your blog and i'm your newest follower

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  9. that's one of my favorite meals too!
    PS-that's my mom's china pattern and I swear everything tastes so yummy on it!

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