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By Kelli Kratt | TeamDrewFitness

I love chicken parmesan and finally found a way to make it healthy and still have it taste great.  Quinoa is amazing!!!  Not only does it crisp up in the oven but it also provides additional protein and is low fat.  Check out the recipe below.

 

Healthy Chicken Parmesan

(modified from damndelicious.net) - yields 4 servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon Mrs. Dash Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 4 -4 oz pieces of  boneless, skinless chicken breast ( slice 2 large breasts crosswise or buy thin cut breasts)
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup marinara sauce, homemade or storebought
  • 1/4 cup basil leaves, chiffonade

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly oil a baking sheet or coat with nonstick spray.
  • In a large saucepan of 1 1/2 cups water, cook quinoa according to package instructions. Stir in Italian seasoning, crushed red pepper and garlic.
  • Season chicken with salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Working in batches, dredge chicken in flour, dip into eggs, then dredge in quinoa mixture, pressing to coat.
  • Place chicken onto the prepared baking sheet. Place into oven and bake for 18- 20 minutes, or until golden brown. Top with cheeses and marinara. Place into oven and bake until cheeses have melted, about 5 more minutes.
  • Serve immediately, garnished with basil, if desired.