140.6…Tender Italian Baked Chicken

Whenever I want to eat healthier, I try to make dinner at home. You rarely know what you’re getting in a restaurant whereas you know exactly what you’re putting in your dishes at home.

We have been gone so much that making dinner doesn’t happen all the much lately. Last night I was finally able to enjoy a home cooked meal! It was also pretty simple to throw together.

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Tender Italian Baked Chicken (Serves 4)

Original Recipe: allrecipes.com


  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise

  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 3/4 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs

  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. In a bowl, mix the mayonnaise, Parmesan cheese, and garlic powder. Place bread crumbs in a separate bowl. Dip chicken into the mayonnaise mixture, then into the bread crumbs to coat. Arrange coated chicken on a baking sheet.
  3. Bake 20 minutes in the preheated oven, or until chicken juices run clear and coating is golden brown.

Printable Recipe

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Delicious! I defrosted some Mustard Seed Mashed Potatoes (baked at 350 degrees for 30 minutes-they reheat so well!) and baked some asparagus to go with it.

Breakfast this morning was scrambled Egg Beaters with last night’s leftover asparagus, shredded cheddar cheese and salsa.

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After taking the kids to school, I went home for a bit before heading to Alicia’s house. She was hosting a brunch for Dina’s birthday! I ate breakfast earlier in the morning on purpose so I wouldn’t gorge on all sorts of bad-for-me foods.

When I arrived, I was greeted with all sorts of goodies. Quiche:

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Fruit salad (my contribution) and assorted pastries:

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The really good stuff…Mimosas!

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My plate:

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One slice of quiche, fruit and a mimosa (hold the orange juice).  Not too bad compared to my normal shenanigans.

Oh, and there was also chocolate birthday cake.

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Which I didn’t eat. Go me.

After the brunch, I ran a bunch of errands. I came home hungry so I made some tuna salad with some celery for scooping.

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I’m off to pick up the kids from school. Enjoy the rest of your day!

Did you turn down any treats today?