Herbed Chicken Parmesan

Herbed Chicken Parmesan

We recommend orzo, but you can serve it with spaghetti or angel hair pasta instead.

  • Yield: 4 adult servings (serving size: about 2 chicken tenders and about 1/3 cup sauce)


  • 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


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.

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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 365
  • Calories from fat: 0.0%
  • Fat: 13.8g
  • Saturated fat: 5.3g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 3.8g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.8g
  • Protein: 41g
  • Carbohydrate: 17.9g
  • Fiber: 2.2g
  • Cholesterol: 85mg
  • Iron: 1.7mg
  • Sodium: 861mg
  • Calcium: 383mg

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Herbed Chicken Parmesan Recipe