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Healthy Baked Chicken Parmesan

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Learn how to make this easy healthy baked chicken parmesan for a simple and delicious meal that will be on your table in just 30 minutes. 

Ingredients

  • 4 small-medium boneless skinless chicken breasts (if you only have large, you can cut 2 large breasts in half lengthwise to make four smaller fillets) pounded to even thickness
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2/3 cup Italian style breadcrumbs (or plain breadcrumbs mixed with 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning)
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 cups marinara sauce
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh basil, plus more for topping
  • 4 slices mozzarella cheese
  • 8 ounces spaghetti noodles, cooked according to package instructions
  • Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and lightly grease a large baking pan.
  • Brush chicken on both sides with oil, then season with salt and pepper on both sides. Stir together breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese in a shallow dish and toss chicken in the breadcrumb mixture to coat on both sides. Arrange chicken on prepared baking dish.
  • Bake chicken for 15-20 minutes until cooked through and no longer pink in the middle. While chicken is cooking, combine marinara sauce, garlic, Italian seasoning, and basil in a medium sauce pan and stir over medium heat until hot throughout.
  • When chicken is cooked through, remove from oven and switch oven to broil. Top each chicken breasts with about 1/2 cup of marinara sauce and one slice of mozzarella cheese. Return to oven for 3-4 minutes until cheese is bubbly and starts to brown (keep a close eye on it so it doesn’t burn).
  • Serve over cooked spaghetti noodles and top with cracked black pepper and fresh basil (optional).
  • ** For extra crispy breading, spritz the chicken/breading with cooking spray a couple of times throughout baking or bake it on parchment paper and turn over once halfway through baking. 
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