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Herbed Chicken Parmesan

Yield 4 adult servings (serving size: about 2 chicken tenders and about 1/3 cup sauce)
We recommend orzo, but you can serve it with spaghetti or angel hair pasta instead.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) grated fresh Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 1/2 cup dry breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 2 large egg whites, lightly beaten
  • 1 pound chicken breast tenders
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups jarred tomato-basil pasta sauce
  • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • 3 (0.6-ounce) slices provolone cheese, cut into thin strips

Nutrition Information

  • calories 365
  • caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
  • fat 13.8 g
  • satfat 5.3 g
  • monofat 3.8 g
  • polyfat 0.8 g
  • protein 41 g
  • carbohydrate 17.9 g
  • fiber 2.2 g
  • cholesterol 85 mg
  • iron 1.7 mg
  • sodium 861 mg
  • calcium 383 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat broiler.

  2. Combine 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, breadcrumbs, parsley, and basil in a shallow dish; place egg whites in a bowl. Dip each chicken tender in egg whites; dredge in breadcrumb mixture.

  3. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook 5 minutes on each side or until chicken is done. Remove pan from heat.

  4. Combine pasta sauce and vinegar in a microwave-safe bowl. Cover with plastic wrap; vent. Microwave at HIGH 2 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Pour sauce over chicken in pan. Sprinkle remaining 1/4 cup Parmesan and layer provolone over chicken. Cover, and cook 2 minutes or until cheeses melt.

  5. for your toddler: Cut a chicken tender into bite-sized pieces. Serve the chicken and a spoonful of pasta in a bowl. Sprinkle the pasta with cheese.

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