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Friday, August 5, 2011

Recipe Friday: Herb Chicken Parmesan

I love Italian food, which my hips and thighs can attest to. This recipe (from Prevention Magazine) is actually a lighter version of the original with less fat, but no change to the fantastic taste. It can be served with angel haired pasta or my favorite rice-shaped orzo pasta.

Herb Chicken Parmesan

1/3 cup (1 1/2 ounces) grated fresh Parmesan cheese, divided
1/4 cup dry breadcrumbs
1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/4 teaspoon salt, divided
1 large egg white, lightly beaten
1 pound chicken breast tenders
1 tablespoon butter
1 1/2 cups bottled fat-free tomato-basil pasta sauce (such as Muir Glen Organic)
2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/3 cup (1 1/2 ounces) shredded provolone cheese

Preheat broiler.
Combine 2 tablespoons of Parmesan, breadcrumbs, parsley, basil, and 1/8 teaspoon salt in a shallow dish.
Place egg white in a shallow dish.
Dip each chicken tender in egg white; dredge in the breadcrumb mixture.
Melt butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook 3 minutes on each side or until done. Set aside.
Combine 1/8 teaspoon salt, pasta sauce, vinegar, and pepper in a microwave-safe bowl. Cover with plastic wrap; vent.
Microwave sauce mixture at HIGH 2 minutes or until thoroughly heated.
Pour the sauce over chicken in pan. Sprinkle evenly with the remaining Parmesan and provolone cheese.
Wrap handle of pan with foil, and broil 2 minutes or until the cheese melts.

Enjoy this delicious meal!
Creativity Bug ~ Sue


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