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8Jan, 23
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Healthier Chicken Parmesan 馃崊

Ok so let’s address the elephant in this blog post 馃悩 before everyone throws tomatoes at me 馃槄.

This is NOT traditional chicken parmesan, and not even chicken parm – really.

This *IS* a very quick and easy way to get many of the flavors of chicken parmesan onto your dinner table while skipping a few laborious steps and the gluten.

Now that that’s out of the way, I hope you try this recipe when you want something quick and tasty that will absolutely satisfy your family!

Super good and easy enough to create a meal anytime!

Serve alongside聽 Parsnip Mashed Potatoes or聽 Garlicky Mashed Cauliflower, and my FAVORITE Honey Dijon Green beans!

鉃★笍 Rachel’s Tips:

Start with uniform breasts: Trim fat and pound the thicker parts with a mallet to create very uniform pieces of chicken as shown. Do not over-pound the chicken, then it cooks too fast, which will dry it out.

馃崊When shopping for store-bought marinara sauce:

I like to make sure the marinara has no added sugar (tomatoes naturally contain sugar, but we don’t need added sugar in the ingredients list.)

I REALLY prefer sauce in glass jars – much better flavor and no leaching from cans.
A good marinara sauce contains just a few simple ingredients such as tomatoes, garlic, and herbs. Splurge on the high-quality sauce when you can, because your dish will taste exactly like the sauce you use.

馃崊Try this with Rachel’s Homemade Marinara Sauce.

馃尡Since there are only a few simple ingredients used here, I really recommend using the absolute freshest, highest quality ingredients you can get your hands on…it makes all the difference.

馃Freshly grated or freshly sliced cheese from a block will melt the best because pre-grated/pre-sliced cheese is coated in preservatives that interfere with the natural melting capability of cheese.

4 servings

Ingredients:

  • 4 chicken cutlets
  • 2 Tbsps olive oil or avocado oil
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsps Italian seasoning
  • sea salt ground pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup marinara sauce or more
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions:

Preheat your oven to 450 degrees f.

Drizzle the chicken with the oil and sprinkle it with garlic powder, Italian seasoning, sea salt, and pepper. Rub it on both sides really well.

Heat a large oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat. Sear the chicken until nicely golden-brown on both sides. About 4 minutes on each side.

Spoon your marinara sauce into the skillet over the chicken. Coat chicken to your liking with the marinara. I personally like a lot of sauce so I add extra.

Sprinkle the chicken with mozzarella cheese and parmesan cheese.

Transfer the skillet to the preheated oven and bake for about 5-7 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and the cheese is melted.

Garnish with freshly chopped parsley, if desired, and serve while hot and melty.

Enjoy!

鉂わ笍Rachel

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