Skinny Chicken Parmesan

Comfort food gets lightened up with this Skinny Chicken Parmesan! Healthy, easy and totally delicious!

Hey there! Jen here from Yummy Healthy Easy. I’m super happy to be a regular over here on Lil Luna! Today I’m sharing one of my family’s favorite quick and easy dinners that’s lighter on the calories – Skinny Chicken Parmesan!

The normal version of Chicken Parmesan is usually fried and topped with lots of sauce and cheese and served with spaghetti. I don’t know about you, but I’ve been trying eating better this month and have devoted myself to eating healthier dinners. It’s one of the many New Years resolutions I made this year. I’ve lost three pounds so far, so I’d like to think it’s working! 😉

Comfort food gets lightened up with this Skinny Chicken Parmesan! Healthy, easy and totally delicious!

My version of Chicken Parmesan uses lean chicken, pounded thin and then coated with a light bread crumb mixture. The chicken is then baked and topped with a little spaghetti sauce and cheese.

This recipe only requires a few simple ingredients and hardly any prep time! My two little boys like to help me make this. It’s a recipe everyone in the family can help make and enjoy eating, too!

Comfort food gets lightened up with this Skinny Chicken Parmesan! Healthy, easy and totally delicious!

Instead of the noodles, you can save calories by serving it with cooked spaghetti squash or a side salad. The chicken comes out tender, juicy and flavorful. You won’t even notice that it’s lower on the calories! This chicken dinner has become a staple in my house. I hope you give it a try!

Comfort food gets lightened up with this Skinny Chicken Parmesan! Healthy, easy and totally delicious!

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Skinny Chicken Parmesan
Recipe type: Main
Serves: 4-6 servings
  • ½ cup dried bread crumbs
  • ¼ cup refrigerated grated parmesan cheese
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp. pepper
  • salt, to taste
  • 1 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1.5 pounds chicken breast filets
  • your favorite marinara or spaghetti sauce
  • mozzarella cheese
  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Spray a cookie sheet with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. Mix together bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, garlic powder, salt, pepper and Italian seasoning in a medium sized bowl.
  3. Beat egg in another medium sized bowl.
  4. Place chicken in between layers of plastic wrap and pound with mallet until about ¼" thick.
  5. Dip each chicken breast in egg and then dredge in bread crumbs. Place on prepared cookie sheet. Bake for about 30 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through and juices run clear.
  6. Top each chicken breast with about 2 Tbsp. marinara sauce and about 2 Tbsp. mozzarella cheese.
  7. Bake for about 5-10 more minutes, until cheese is melted and sauce is warmed up.
  8. Serve with salad, spaghetti squash, or pasta. Enjoy!

Other healthy chicken dishes from YHE:

Baked Chicken Fingers with an almond-herb crust are my go-to easy dinner recipe and my favorite way to eat chicken!

Healthy Baked Chicken Fingers

Easy Balsamic Chicken recipe with a caprese twist! Chicken breasts are cooked until tender in a flavorful balsamic sauce then topped with mozzarella, basil & tomato. Low carb and gluten free!

Caprese Balsamic Chicken


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I think I’m going to need to try this recipe for dinner one night!!

Chicken parmesan is a favorite around here and the fact that this recipe is healthier makes  it even better.

Thanks for sharing it with us Jen!!

For more of her healthy and delicious recipes, head over to Yummy Healthy Easy!

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Crispy Baked Ranch Chicken - so simple and delicious { } Chicken breasts dipped in panko, butter, garlic salt, lemon pepper, ranch seasoning, and parmesan cheese and baked until golden brown!!

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A great Chicken Marinade recipe - perfect for anyone who loves chicken! { } Ingredients include lemon pepper, lemon juice, worcestershire sauce, garlic, and vinegar.

Delicious Chicken Marinade

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Jen Nikolaus
Jen Nikolaus is a recipe blogger and photographer over at Yummy Healthy Easy. She lives in beautiful Southern California with her husband and four boys. You’ll find her sharing healthier, budget-friendly, family-friendly, and easy dishes with some yummy desserts thrown in, too!
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  1. 1

    This looks so good, I am so making this for dinner!
    Katalina @ Peas & Peonies recently posted..Cherry Almond Ricotta Bundt CakeMy Profile

  2. 3

    Chicken Parmesan is one of my favorite dishes, this skinny version looks amazing! And serving with a salad instead of pasta means I can have it every week!
    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts recently posted..Creamy Sausage and Tomato RavioliMy Profile

  3. 4

    One of my family’s favorite dishes! I need to try your version!

  4. 5

    Lovely recipes. Thank you Jen and Kristen.

  5. 7

    This looks really good. I love parmesan cheese. Great easy quick dinner idea.
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  6. 8

    Perfect quick and healthy weeknight dinner!
    Megan Keno recently posted..Rosemary Sea Salt Sweet Potato RollsMy Profile

  7. 9

    You can’t go wrong with chicken parm….especially when it’s skinny! Definitely saving this one!
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  8. 11

    Baked chicken parm is the best! I’m thinking I need to make this for dinner tonight.

  9. 12

    Good afternoon!! Do you happen to have nutrition for this recipe??

  10. 14

    Just wondering how many calories this is? I’ve made it and it’s so delicuous!

  11. 16

    Gonna try this tonight with zucchini noodles instead of regular pasta 🙂 Thanks for posting!