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Healthier Chicken Parmesan

Much easier and lighter than the traditional version, this dish gets its flavor from fresh herbs, especially the rosemary. Brushing the chicken with herb oil instead of bread crumbs gives the chicken richness and a golden brown color.

If you don't have fresh herbs, you can use a mix of Dario's Tuscan salt blend and fragrant dried Oregano!
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Healthier Chicken Parmesan

Servings

4

Prep Time

10 minutes

Cook Time

8 minutes

Calories

274

Author:

Giada De Laurentiis

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Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh Italian parsley
  • 4 chicken cutlets (about 3 ounces each)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ¾ cup marinara sauce (homemade or a good quality jarred sauce)
  • ¼ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 8 teaspoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter (cut into pieces)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 500°F.
  2. In a small bowl, stir the oil, thyme, rosemary, and parsley together to blend. Brush both sides of the cutlets with the herb oil and sprinkle with the salt and pepper.
  3. Heat a large, heavy ovenproof skillet over high heat. Add the cutlets and cook just until browned, about 1 minute per side. Remove from the heat.
  4. Spoon the marinara sauce over and around the cutlets. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of mozzarella over each cutlet, then sprinkle each with 2 teaspoons of Parmesan. Dot the tops with the butter pieces, and bake until the cheese melts and the chicken is cooked through, about 5 minutes. Serve hot.

Nutrition

Nutrition

Nutrition Serving Size
1 Serving
per serving
Calories
274
Amount/Serving % Daily Value
Fat
18.9 grams
29%
Saturated Fat
7.7 grams
39%
Trans Fat
0.2 grams
Cholesterol
70.8 milligrams
24%
Sodium
451.6 milligrams
19%
Carbs
4.6 grams
2%
Fiber
1 grams
4%
Sugar
2.9 grams
Protein
20.7 grams
41%
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4 reviews & comments

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    Zoy Kocian
    ★★★★★
    ★★★★★

    Absolutely amazing. I saw this recipe on a TMZ segment where Giada joined a Zoom call. I immediately turned to this recipe instead of the one I had planned. So freaking tasty!! This is on our menu from here on out.

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    Kris Ross
    ★★★★★
    ★★★★★

    Love this way of cooking chicken parm. My only way now.

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    GINA JONES

    Best chicken parm ever – just made it! üëç

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    Heather Wright
    ★★★★★
    ★★★★★

    This was so delicious and fast!

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