Chicken Parmesan with Red-Wine Pasta Sauce
Start with a jar of pasta sauce and add a splash of red wine to make this quick and easy version of the classic Italian chicken dish.
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- Calories: 462
- Fat: 11.3g
- Saturated fat: 3.4g
- Protein: 49.7g
- Carbohydrate: 37.8g
- Fiber: 3.4g
- Cholesterol: 111mg
- Iron: 3.7mg
- Sodium: 867mg
- Calcium: 196mg
- 4 ounces uncooked linguine
- 1/2 cup Italian-seasoned breadcrumbs
- 1/2 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
- 4 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
- 1 large egg white, lightly beaten
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, divided
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- Dash of ground red pepper
- 1/2 cup dry red wine
- 2 cups light no sugar-added tomato-and-basil pasta sauce
- 4 teaspoons grated Parmesan cheese
- 1/2 cup (2 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
- Basil sprigs (optional)
- 1. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat.
- 2. While pasta cooks, combine breadcrumbs and seasoning in a shallow dish. Dip chicken in egg white; sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon black pepper and salt, and dredge in breadcrumbs.
- 3. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook 3 minutes on each side. Remove chicken from pan; keep warm. Add remaining 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, red pepper, and wine to pan, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Cook 1 minute. Add pasta sauce; cook 1 minute or until bubbly.
- 4. Arrange chicken over sauce; top each breast half with a spoonful of sauce, and sprinkle with cheeses. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes or until chicken is done.
- 5. Drain pasta. Serve chicken and sauce over pasta. Garnish with basil, if desired.
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