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How can I make a healthy version of chicken parmesan?

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  • AMehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answered
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  • AMarjorie Nolan Cohn, Nutrition & Dietetics, answered on behalf of Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

    Number of Servings: 2

    Ingredients

    2 egg whites
    1/3 cup Italian seasoned breadcrumbs
    4 tbsp. grated reduced-fat parmesan cheese
    1/2 lb. chicken breast
    4 oz. Whole-wheat or spinach pasta
    1 cup low-fat pasta/spaghetti sauce

    Directions

    1. Beat egg whites until slightly frothy.
    2. Mix breadcrumbs & 2 tbsp. Parmesan cheese in pie plate. Dip chicken breasts in egg whites, then into breadcrumbs (coat both sides).
    3. Bake chicken at 400*f for about 12 min. Each side, or until chicken is no longer pink and breading is golden brown.
    4. Prepare pasta while chicken is baking and warm pasta sauce.
    5. Place warm pasta (2 oz. per serving) with baked chicken breasts (4 oz. per serving).
    6. Top with pasta sauce (1/2 cup per serving) & remaining Parmesan cheese (1 tbsp. per serving).

    Nutritional Info

    Amount Per Serving

    Calories: 401.8

    Total Fat: 7.5 g

    Cholesterol: 94.5 mg

    Sodium: 1,061.7 mg

    Total Carbs: 42.6 g

    Dietary Fiber: 2.7 g

    Protein: 38.5 g

    Source: Sparkpeople Recies

     

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