Unfried Chicken Parmesan
 
 
Ingredients
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 cups seasoned Panko breadcrumbs
  • ½ cup flour (regular or whole wheat)
  • 2 bags eggs (beaten with 2 tsp water)
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley (chopped)
  • cooking spray or oil mister
  • 2 cups your favorite pasta sauce
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • ¼ teaspoon dried parsley (optional)
  • salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. Place a chicken breast into a gallon sized ziptop bag and gently pound it with a meat mallet or a rolling pin until it's ½" in thickness and evenly flat. Repeat with the other 3 chicken breasts.
  2. Prepare your breading station. You will need 3 vessels for your breading items, one for the whole wheat flour, one for the egg/water mixture, and one for your panko. Season the whole wheat flour with a ¼ teaspoon of salt and pepper. Add the chopped parsley to the beaten egg mixture, and add ¼ cup of grated parmigiano into the panko.
  3. Coat each side of the chicken breast with a thin layer of the seasoned whole wheat flour, then dip into the egg mixture, then dip into the Panko breadcrumbs.
  4. Heat a non-stick pan on medium heat & spray with a light coating of olive oil spray. Spray each side of the breaded chicken cutlet with olive oil spray and place into the pan. Cook the cutlets in the pan for 3-5 minutes per side.
  5. Once all the chicken is browned in the pan, place a baking rack onto a baking sheet, and broil the chicken at 375F for 10-15 minutes, flipping halfway through, until it's cooked through.
  6. Pour 1 cup of your favorite pasta sauce into the bottom of a baking dish. Lay your chicken cutlets in a flat layer, and top each with ¼ cup of pasta sauce. Spread the sauce out evenly to coat. Sprinkle a ¼ cup of mozzerella on each chicken cutlet, and sprinkle everything with the remaining ¼ cup of grated Parmigiano. If you'd like, sprinkle some dried parsley (or basil, or Italian seasoning) on top.
  7. Bake the chicken at 400F for 5-7 minutes, until the cheese is gooey and melted and DELISH!
Recipe by Delish D'Lites at http://delishdlites.com/baking-recipes/unfried-chicken-parmesan/