Easy, Healthy, Lightened Up Baked Chicken Parmesan
A couple of weeks ago I received this recipe for an easy, healthy, lightened-up chicken parmesan from one of my Weight Watcher’s AT WORK meeting members, who said it’s a dish her whole family enjoys. As soon as I read the description, lightly breaded chicken cutlets topped with sliced fresh tomatoes, basil leaves and a sprinkling of mozzarella, and then quickly baked, I added it to my list of “must try” recipes. (The recipe is from the Weight Watchers cookbook, Simply Delicious : 245 No-Fuss Recipes–All 8 POINTS or Less , which has now been added to my Amazon Wish List.)
To save fat and calories, I’ve been baking my chicken parmesan for years, using a more traditional topping of marinara sauce and mozzarella. This sounded even lighter and healthier.
To increase the crispy factor, I used Panko instead of the plain dry bread crumbs called for. And following the instructions to brush the chicken with reduced-calorie mayonnaise before coating with the crumbs kept the chicken incredibly moist and tender.