Saturday, May 11, 2013

Chicken Parmesan

The Best Chicken Parmesan recipe!

Today I have for you a Chicken Parm recipe that is easier on the calories but still provides great flavor!  I love chicken parm and it tends to be my go-to order when we hit up our favorite Italian restaurant.  All that gooey cheese melted all over a seasoned crispy chicken breast served over pasta...yum!

This version has all those elements.  The main difference is baked chicken coated with toasted panko crumbs.  I just discovered panko crumbs a couple years ago and have substituted regular bread crumbs for these in some of my recipes.  They are much crisper.  Also, as you can see there is not a lot of that gooey cheese on top but I really don't think you'll miss it (or add more to your heart's delight).

This dinner came together in 30 minutes and it looks like you slaved all day.  The DIY Guy went back for seconds too! 


Chicken Parmesan Serves: 6 Calories: na Prep Time to Table: 35 min

- flour
-3 egg whites beat until foamy
-1/2 t garlic powder
-1 ½ cup panko crumbs toasted
-1/2 c parmesan cheese
-1 T olive oil -S&P
-6 (6 oz) boneless chicken
-8 oz angel hair pasta
-1 jar your favorite meatless pasta sauce
-4 oz mozzarella cheese shredded
 -basil for garnish

1. Preheat oven to 475 and line a baking sheet with foil then place a cookie type wire rack on top then spray with PAM.
2. Cook pasta; warm sauce
3. Pound chicken to about ½” and season with S&P.
4. To prepare chicken – dredge in flour (with added garlic powder), then egg whites and press in panko crumbs (that have been mixed with cheese, oil and S&P)
5. Place chicken on rack, spray with PAM and bake for 15-20 minutes until done then top with sauce, mozzarella cheese and return to oven until melted
6. Serve over pasta that has been tossed with sauce and top with fresh basil.



  1. Deb, that looks so good. I love chicken parm. I am of Italian Heritage so it is right up my alley. Have a wonderful weekend.

  2. Ooh. you are making me hungry.. nice.

  3. Oh. Goodness. Gracious. That looks amazing. x

  4. looks like I need to make this soon! Yummy.

  5. Chicken parm might be my favorite meal ever, and making it lighter? genius! this looks amazing!

  6. Deb, your recipes look great. I am going to be following you.

  7. This is definitely my preferred method. Yes, it is an extra step, but it eliminates all the extra liquid. I actually cooked my chicken in the crock pot, so all I had to do was shred the chicken when I was ready to prepare my casserole. However, I think I would prefer chunks of chicken in this, so next time I will just boil it. chicken parmesan recipes

  8. This looks delicious! Can't wait to try it!

  9. I love using Panko breading, this chicken parm looks amazing. I also wanted to let you know that this recipe has been featured on Krafty Cards etc’s Recipe Round-up #3 ~ Italian Style. You can view the full post here:
    Have a great week!

  10. Oh my, now, I am craving. When you get the chance, please

    share your recipes at Pin It Monday Hop. We'd be so happy

    to have you. LINK here. See you at the hop.

    Pursuit Of Functional Home.

  11. Gorgeous photos, Deb! I'm not sure if I should pin this to my photography or easy recipe board! How about both :) Thanks!

  12. Love this recie. Thanks for linking to Saturday Dishes.

    Linda @ Tumbleweed Contessa

  13. G'day! Salivating for some of this now Deb!
    Thanks for sharing at the Foodie Friends Friday Best of 2013 Party!
    Cheers! Joanne

  14. My favorite meal! This looks perfectly delicious.


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