Healthy Baked Chicken Parmesan Recipe

Baked Chicken Parmesan

This baked chicken parmesan recipe is healthy and low in calories!

It’s easy to make baked chicken parm healthy. With my healthy tips I shaved off nearly 1000 calories when compared with restaurant chicken parmesan recipes!

Healthy Baked Chicken Parmesan Recipe

This chicken parmesan recipe is easy and delicious, and is made in only 30 minutes. Making it a great weeknight dinner.

Most chicken with parmesan recipes call for lots of oil. Even more cheese (don’t worry there is plenty of cheese in this recipe!) and this creates an unhealthy dinner.

I shaved nearly 1000 calories off traditional chicken parmesan recipes to make this healthy baked chicken parmesan recipe…

Healthy Baked Chicken Parmesan Recipe

Baked chicken parmesan recipes often come out mushy, I’ve corrected this issue with a “hybrid” recipe…

This chicken parm bake is made in just 30 minutes, making it both easy and approachable.

Here’s what you’ll find in this article:

  • Chicken Parmesan Recipe Shopping List
  • How to Make Chicken Parmesan Recipe Baked
  • Healthy Baked Chicken Parmesan Recipe (recipe card!)
  • What to Serve with Healthy Chicken Parmesan

This parmesan chicken recipe baked to perfection uses just a few ingredients… Below you will find the shopping list.

The chicken in parmesan shopping list is below… I recommend screenshooting it on your phone for easy shopping.

Chicken Parmesan Recipe Shopping List

In this section I will supply you with the shopping list for baked chicken parmigiana. However, in the printable recipe card below I will share the exact chicken parmesan bake measurements and instructions.

This recipe for chicken parmesan has simple, whole ingredients. I recommend you make your own marinara sauce, or buy organic…

Low Calorie Baked Chicken Parmesan Recipe

Chicken Parmesan Recipe Shopping List:

This healthy baked chicken parmesan recipe uses as little oil as possible. It has just the right balance of cheese to curb cravings, without being too heavy.

I recommend using a Misto Can for your olive oil. It’s great for reducing waste (both in oil and in trash) and you can use the olive oil you already buy!

This baked parmesan chicken has simple, healthy ingredients…

How to Make Chicken Parmesan Recipe Baked

I make this easy chicken parmesan even easier (and lower in calories) by not flattening the chicken.

First of all, that will save you up to 10 minutes in prep work. And second, it reduces the amount of breadcrumbs you will need… Resulting in lower calories and carbohydrates!

healthy baked chicken parmesan recipe

Just go with me here… In a traditional recipe for chicken parmesan you flatten the chicken breast. This results in a flat, but huge space to cover with breadcrumbs.

Just skipping that one step will save you 100’s of calories, as well as your valuable time.

How to Make Chicken Parmesan:

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
  2. In a pie pan or large shallow bowl, mix together the panko bread crumbs, Parmesan, and garlic powder. In another pie pan or shallow bowl, whisk the egg.
  3. Spray a large skillet with olive oil spray and place over medium-high heat.
  4. Working with one at a time, dunk a chicken breast in the egg, then the bread crumb mixture, and place it in the hot skillet. Cook for 10 minutes on each side, or until golden brown.
  5. Transfer the chicken to a rimmed baking sheet, top with the marinara sauce and mozzarella, and bake for 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the chicken is cooked through (no pink on the inside and the juices run clear).
  6. Serve the chicken hot, and try it with the broccoli recipe in the video below…

Below you will find all of the measurements, directions, even a how to video for this chicken parmesan recipe baked.

With my healthy cooking tips you’ll now be able to bake chicken parmesan in a healthy new way… without sacrificing flavor!

Healthy Baked Chicken Parmesan Recipe

This easy recipe for chicken parmesan can be made in just 30 minutes! I make the chicken parmesan easy by eliminating one step… Flattening the chicken. Earlier I spoke about how many calories you can save just by skipping one step in making parmesan baked chicken. (see above)

Be sure to check out the “how to video” for my parmesan chicken bake, I share a delicious side dish to serve with your baked chicken parm recipe.

Low Calorie Baked Chicken Parmesan Recipe

Healthy Baked Chicken Parmesan Recipe

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This healthy baked Chicken Parmesan recipe is easy to make and low in calories!
In the recipe and the video below I will share tips to make this baked chicken parmigiana easy and healthy… without any weird ingredients!
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 servings
Calories 408 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoons grated parmesan
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Olive oil spray
  • 1/2 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 1 cup marinara sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
  • In a pie pan or large shallow bowl, mix together the panko bread crumbs, Parmesan, and garlic powder. In another pie pan or shallow bowl, whisk the egg.
  • Spray a large skillet with oil spray and place over medium-high heat.
  • Working with one at a time, dunk a chicken breast in the egg, then the bread crumb mixture, and place it in the hot skillet. Cook for 10 minutes on each side, or until golden brown.
  • Transfer the chicken to a rimmed baking sheet, top with the marinara sauce and mozzarella, and bake for 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the chicken is cooked through (no pink on the inside and the juices run clear).
  • Serve the chicken hot, and try it with the broccoli recipe in the video below…

Video

Nutrition

Serving: 1chicken breastCalories: 408kcalCarbohydrates: 12.1gProtein: 63.5gFat: 11.1gSaturated Fat: 4.4gCholesterol: 154mgSodium: 717mgPotassium: 235mgFiber: 1.8gSugar: 6gCalcium: 292mgIron: 2mg
Keyword chicken, dinner
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Baked chicken parmesan recipes don’t have to be 1400 calories! My low calorie baked chicken parmesan recipes cut nearly 1000 calories, without weird ingredients.

Parmesan chicken baked can be easy and fast when following my skinny recipe Chicken Parmesan baked… Save almost 1000 calories and lots of time!

What to Serve with Healthy Chicken Parmesan

Healthy Baked Chicken Parmesan Recipe
Healthy Baked Chicken Parmesan Recipe
Healthy Baked Chicken Parmesan Recipe

Final Thoughts

I have a goal when creating a new healthy recipe (especially one based off something so popular as this one)… It MUST taste as good, if not better, than the full fat, full calorie version.

I am a believer that all Italian food is made better with a homemade sauce. And I’m Italian, so I can stand by that. But I can also tell you that jared marinara sauce will not ruin the dish.

Here are my tips to buying store-bought marinara sauce:

  1. ALWAYS get organic! The price difference is minimal, but the preservative laced stuff is not good for health or weight loss.
  2. Read the label… And not just the nutrition label, read the ingredients. Check for preservatives and avoid.
  3. Look for “Low Sugar” not “Sugar Free.” Sugar free often means artificial sweeteners… and I can almost feel you scratching your head. Yes there is sugar in store bough tomato sauce, there’s a LOT of it! So be mindful and read the labels.
  4. The good news… Is that once you find a store-bought marinara sauce that is all natural and healthy, you can just stick to buying that one. You can even stock up when it’s on sale!

If you want to make homemade marinara sauce, watch my video here:

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