Healthy Chicken Parm Casserole Recipe
Lucky ParmChicken Parmesan rates pretty high in comfort-food points. Breaded? Check. Coated in sauce? Check. Smothered in cheese? Check. We've made it even better by turning it into a casserole that's totally healthy and family friendly. Get in front of those cravings with this new recipe!
1/4th of casserole: 271 calories, 9g total fat (4g sat. fat), 723mg sodium, 10g carbs, 2g fiber, 3g sugars, 35.5g protein
Cook: 30 minutes
1 cup canned crushed tomatoes
1 3/4 tsp. garlic powder
1 3/4 tsp. onion powder
1 tsp. Italian seasoning
1/4 cup whole-wheat panko breadcrumbs
3 tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 tsp. each salt and black pepper
1 lb. raw boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into bite-sized pieces
2 tbsp. chopped fresh basil
3/4 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray an 8" X 8" baking pan with nonstick spray.
In a medium bowl, combine crushed tomatoes with 1 tsp. each garlic powder, onion powder, and Italian seasoning. Mix well.
In another medium bowl, combine breadcrumbs with 1 tbsp. Parm, 1/4 tsp. garlic powder, 1/4 tsp. onion powder, and 1/4 tsp. each salt and pepper. Mix well.
Evenly distribute chicken pieces into the baking pan. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 tsp. garlic powder, 1/2 tsp. onion powder, and 1/4 tsp. each salt and pepper.
Evenly layer the following ingredients over the chicken: basil, seasoned tomatoes, 1/2 cup mozzarella, and remaining 2 tbsp. Parm.
Sprinkle with seasoned breadcrumbs and remaining 1/4 cup mozzarella.
Bake until entire dish is hot and bubbly and cheese has melted, about 30 minutes.
MAKES 4 SERVINGS
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