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Chicken Parmesan for Two Recipe

"My husband isn't a big fan of pasta so I came up with a dish he'd actually be happy to eat-and this is the result. He likes it enough that I prepare it weekly," says Amy Lauters of Falcon Heights, Minnesota. "The recipe makes enough for two hungry people."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:2 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 3 ounces uncooked spaghetti
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon each dried basil, oregano and parsley flakes
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

Directions

  • 1. Pound chicken to 1/4-in. thickness; coat with yogurt and bread crumbs. In a large skillet, brown chicken on both sides in 2 tablespoons oil until juices run clear. Remove and keep warm.
  • 2. Cook spaghetti according to package directions. Meanwhile, in the skillet, saute onion, garlic, basil, oregano and parsley in remaining oil until onion is tender. add the tomato sauce and water; simmer for 1 minute.
  • 3. Drain spaghetti; add to skillet and toss to coat. Top with chicken; sprinkle with cheeses. Cover and let stand for 5 minutes or until cheese is melted. Yield: 2 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 729 calories, 31 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 82 mg cholesterol, 1,261 mg sodium, 68 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 44 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.