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Chicken parmigiana

Points® value
Total Time
50 min
15 min
35 min
Our healthy version of this Italian classic is a guaranteed family hit. Use a high quality Parmesan cheese for the best flavour. Serve it with roasted broccoli and whole wheat spaghetti on the side.


Olive oil cooking spray

3 spray(s)

Uncooked boneless skinless chicken breast

1 pound(s), (four 4 oz pieces), pounded thin

Egg whites

2 serving(s), large, lightly beaten

Dried plain breadcrumbs

½ cup(s)

Italian seasoning

1 tbsp(s)

Olive oil

½ tsp(s), or to taste

Canned tomato sauce

1½ cup(s)

Part-skim mozzarella cheese

½ cup(s), shredded, shredded

Grated Parmesan cheese

2 tbsp(s)


  1. Preheat oven to 350°C(186°F). Coat an 8-inch square pan with cooking spray.
  2. Place chicken between two sheets of wax paper; using a rolling pin, pound chicken to 1/4-inch thickness.
  3. Place egg whites in a shallow bowl. In another shallow bowl, combine bread crumbs with Italian seasoning and salt. Dip chicken in egg whites; turn to coat. Dip chicken in bread crumb mixture; turn to thoroughly coat.
  4. Coat a large skillet with cooking spray and add oil; heat over medium-high heat. When hot, add chicken and cook until lightly browned and no longer pink in center, about 4 minutes per side (cook chicken in batches if necessary).
  5. Pour 1/2 cup of sauce into prepared baking dish; place chicken in pan in a single layer. Pour remaining sauce evenly over chicken; sprinkle with both cheeses. Bake until chicken is cooked through and cheese is bubbly, about 25 minutes.
  6. Yields 1 piece of chicken per serving.


SERVING SIZE (1 piece of chicken) 276 Cal, 8 g Total Fat, 3 g Sat Fat, 758 mg Sod, 16 g Total Carb, 4 g Sugar, 1 g Added Sugar, 2 g Fib, 35 g Prot.