144.8…Herbed Chicken Parmesan

The night before we left for Mexico, I made a fabulous dinner. 

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I love chicken parmesan but it's not the best for you. This is where Cooking Light comes in to save the day. This one isn't deep fried, just quickly "pan-fried" on the stove and finished under the broiler. It was a winner!

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Herbed Chicken Parmesan (Serves 4)

Original Recipe adapted from Cooking Light, November 2003


  • 1/3 cup 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
  • large egg white, lightly beaten 
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, pounded 1/2" thin
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 1/2 cups bottled fat-free tomato-basil pasta sauce
  • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/3 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  1. Directions:
  2. Preheat broiler.
  3. 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 breast 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.
  4. Combine 1/8 teaspoon salt, pasta sauce, vinegar, and pepper in a saucepan and heat. Pour the sauce over chicken in pan. Sprinkle evenly with the remaining Parmesan and mozzarella cheese. Wrap handle of pan with foil, and broil 2 minutes or until the cheese melts.

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I made some ziti with some of the extra sauce to go along with it. Perfection.

Last night I defrosted the Chicken and Wild Rice Soup leftovers for dinner. 

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It reheated pretty well! Along with a green salad, dinner was complete. And easy!

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This morning's breakfast was scrambled egg beaters with zucchini, green onions, salsa and cheddar cheese.

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After I took the kiddos to school, I went to the gym. Next was a nail appointment followed by Luna Grill for lunch. Standard Greek Salad with a Chicken Kabob.

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Nom Nom.

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