by Kris Caputo Hurley
I love cooking but my busy work schedule doesn’t always allow for hours of planning and prep to get a healthy, homemade meal on the table. Thankfully, Gina Homolka of Skinnytaste.com has figured it all out for me! I’m pretty much obsessed with her website and new cookbook. Her photography lures me in but then I’m happy to find out rather quickly that the recipes are never intimidating and always tasty.
Gina touts her recipes as delicious, healthy, low-fat and family-friendly. As a mom of two, I especially love the family-friendly nature of her recipes. One of my go-to Skinnytaste recipes is Gina’s Baked Chicken Parmesan. Gina bakes the chicken instead of frying but it doesn’t mean it lacks any flavor. I get the same comfort and satisfaction as a traditional Chicken Parmesan without the extra fat and calories. I serve it over Bionaturae’s organic, gluten-free pasta made with potato, rice and soy (another one of my current obsession’s which is sold at East Sacramento’s Compton’s Market).
Photo courtesy of Skinnytaste
Baked Chicken Parmesan
Gina’s Weight Watcher Recipes
Servings: 8 • Serving Size: 1 piece • Old Points: 5 pts • Points+: 6 pts
Calories: 251 • Fat: 9.5 g • Protein: 31.5 g • Carb: 14 g • Fiber: 1.5 g • Sugar: 0
Cholestr: 14 mg
3/4 cup seasoned breadcrumbs (I used whole wheat)
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 tbsp butter, melted (or olive oil)
4 (about 8 oz each) chicken breast, fat trimmed, sliced in half to make 8
3/4 cup reduced fat mozzarella cheese (I used Polly-o)
1 cup marinara or Filetto di Pomodoro
Preheat oven to 450°. Spray a large baking sheet lightly with spray.
Combine breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese in a bowl. Melt the butter in another bowl. Lightly brush the butter onto the chicken, then dip into breadcrumb mixture. Place on baking sheet and repeat with the remaining chicken.
Lightly spray a little more oil on top and bake in the oven for 20 minutes. Turn chicken over, bake another 5 minutes.
Remove from oven, spoon 1 tbsp sauce over each piece of chicken and top each with 1 1/2 tbsp of shredded mozzarella cheese.
Bake 5 more minutes or until cheese is melted.