Parmesan Baked Chicken Breasts

Briefly heat the garlic in olive oil to intensify the garlic's flavor. Preheat the baking sheet before baking the chicken to make the Parmesan coating especially crispy.

Yield:

4 servings (serving size: 1 chicken breast half and 2 tablespoons pasta sauce)

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Recipe Time

Prep: 7 Minutes
Cook: 26 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 295
Caloriesfromfat 31 %
Fat 10.2 g
Satfat 2 g
Protein 41.5 g
Carbohydrate 6.8 g
Fiber 0.7 g
Cholesterol 101 mg
Iron 1.7 mg
Sodium 388 mg
Calcium 79 mg

Ingredients

1/3 cup Italian-seasoned breadcrumbs
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 garlic cloves, pressed
2 tablespoons olive oil
4 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
Cooking spray
1/2 cup fire-roasted tomato-and-garlic pasta sauce (such as Classico), warmed

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 425°.

2. Heat a large baking sheet in oven for 5 minutes.

3. Combine first 3 ingredients in a shallow dish.

4. Place garlic and oil in a small glass bowl, and microwave at HIGH 30 seconds or until warm and fragrant.

5. Dip chicken in garlic oil; dredge in breadcrumb mixture. Coat preheated baking sheet with cooking spray, and place chicken on pan. Coat chicken with cooking spray.

6. Bake at 425° for 25 minutes or until done and golden. Serve with pasta sauce.

Note:

Carolyn Williams,

Oxmoor House Healthy Eating Collection

October 2006