Microwaved Parmesan Chicken Recipe
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Microwaved Parmesan Chicken Recipe

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This quick way to prepare chicken has been a family staple ever since a friend gave me the recipe. It's too good not to share. — Michael Herman, Carney, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 4 teaspoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon butter

Nutritional Facts

1 chicken breast half : 190 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 76mg cholesterol, 624mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (trace sugars, trace fiber), 27g protein Diabetic Exchanges:3 lean meat, 1 fat


  1. Place chicken in a microwave-safe dish. Top with soy sauce, garlic powder and pepper. Sprinkle with cheese and dot with butter. Cover and cook on high for 4-5 minutes or until a thermometer reads 170°. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Microwaved Parmesan Chicken in Healthy Cooking December/January 2013, p74

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Reviewed Nov. 9, 2013

"Easy and delicious!!"

Reviewed Aug. 6, 2013

"Not spectacular but fast and easy with nice flavor. Good for a busy day."

Reviewed Apr. 22, 2013

"This was NOT good. It was not flavorful and the microwaving made the chicken tough and chewy. Yuck!"

Reviewed Jan. 23, 2013

"This was average to good...my husband liked it more than me. I will make it again, however, because it was so quick and I always have the ingredients on hand. While it won't be a recipe I crave, it can't be beat for a quick, healthy dinner."

Reviewed Dec. 6, 2012

"This came out great! Very quick and tastes very good! I will definetly be making this again!"

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