Sunday, June 3, 2012

Baked Chicken Parmesan

Need a simple and healthy dinner idea?   This baked chicken parmesan dish is perfect for date night or a family meal.  Serve it with a side of veggies and pasta for a complete meal.  It also tastes great the next day as leftovers.  You can reheat in a toaster oven for a single meal or microwave.  Enjoy!

Baked Chicken Parmsean

1 ¼ pounds thin sliced chicken breast (5 pieces)
½ cup Italian breadcrumbs
½ cup parmesan cheese, grated
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 slices mozzarella cheese (You can use shredded cheese too.)


Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.  Lightly spray a baking sheet with cooking spray.

In a bowl, mix together breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese.

In another bowl, add in olive oil.

Lightly coat chicken breast with olive oil, then dip into breadcumb/cheese mixture.  

Place chicken breast onto baking sheet.  Repeat with remaining chicken breasts.

Bake for 15 minutes.  Turn each chicken breast over and bake an additional 5 minutes.

Remove from oven and spoon tomato sauce over each chicken breast.  Top with ½ slice of mozzarella cheese.  Bake an additional 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Top with basil if desired.  Serves 4-5.