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Lighter Chicken Parmigiana Recipe
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Lighter Chicken Parmigiana Recipe

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A nicely seasoned breading coats the tender chicken breasts in this attractive entree. When I have extra time, I make my own herbed tomato sauce instead of using prepared spaghetti sauce. —Rhonda Schiel of Magnolia, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup egg substitute
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 1 jar (26 ounces) meatless spaghetti sauce
  • 3/4 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

Nutritional Facts

One serving equals 412 calories, 15 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 88 mg cholesterol, 1420 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 37 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 2 starch 1/2 fat.


  1. In a shallow bowl, combine the bread crumbs, grated Parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning, garlic powder and salt. In another bowl, beat egg substitute. Dip chicken in egg substitute, then roll in crumbs. Place in a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray.
  2. Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 10 minutes. Turn chicken; bake for 10 minutes. Pour spaghetti sauce over chicken; bake for 5 minutes. Sprinkle with cheeses; bake 10 minutes longer or until chicken juices run clear. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Chicken Parmigiana in Light & Tasty October/November 2001, p31

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

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

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Reviewed Jun. 27, 2012

"I used Panko and minced garlic. Very moist and yummy chicken. I would definitely sub in my homemade sauce."

Reviewed Sep. 15, 2011

"Very easy to make and really good. We had it over spagetti."

Reviewed Mar. 13, 2011

"tasty and easy to make."

Reviewed Dec. 9, 2010

"I absolutely love this recipe! It is very easy to make, and is so delicious!"

Reviewed Mar. 3, 2010

"Don't expect the breading to get too crispy, but it's still really good. My husband isn't generally a fan of chicken parm, but he really liked this. I didn't measure the cheese, I just put some on each piece of chicken... we generally find that more is better when it comes to cheese!"

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