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Parmesan Baked Chicken Breasts

Prep time 7 mins
Cook time 26 mins
Yield 4 servings (serving size: 1 chicken breast half and 2 tablespoons pasta sauce)
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.

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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  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.

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