Who loves chicken parmesan? I DO, but what I don't love is when this Italian dish is coated in flour, breadcrumbs, and oil. So with a few simple adjustments, we can ALL eat chicken parmesan as much as we want! Yippee! All you'll need are a few simple ingredients, and paired with my Arugula Pesto Salad, you've got yourself quite a meal!
4 Boneless skinless chicken breasts
2 cloves chopped garlic
1/2 Cup marinara sauce (I use Rao's)
1/2 lemon, zest and juice
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Fresh basil - for garnish
Freshly shaved parmesan cheese
Salt & pepper to taste
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2. Place chicken breasts in a dish and drizzle with 1 tbsp olive oil. Add lemon zest and juice from half a lemon, chopped garlic, and salt and pepper.
3. Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a skillet over medium-heat. Add the chicken breasts to the skillet and pour any remaining lemon juice / garlic from the dish over the chicken.
4. Sear chicken breasts for about 4 minutes on each side. Then pour marinara sauce over chicken breasts and sprinkle freshly shaved parmesan cheese on top.
5. Place skillet directly in the oven to allow the chicken to finish cooking and the cheese to melt. Depending on the size of the chicken breasts, should be about 15 minutes. Make sure to check the middle of the chicken breasts and confirm they're fully cooked through.
6. Remove from oven with an oven mit and make sure to slip the oven mit on the handle of the skillet once it's out of the oven - can't tell you how many times I've accidentally grabbed it! Ouch!
7. Garnish with fresh basil and serve. Enjoy!
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July 28th, 2016
December 6, 2016
Lindsay is a Holistic Nutritionist who lives for a great meal, a beautiful farmers market, daily matcha lattes, and homemade chocolate chip cookies. Weeknight Bite is Lindsay's happy place where her nutrition practice, simple recipes, and wellness tips come together to inspire you to live a healthy, balanced life.