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Thursday, March 29 2012

Spaghetti sauce provides a shortcut to this tasty chicken dinner recipe. Serve it over pasta for a quick dinner idea.


Saucy Chicken Parmesan
Recipe from 
Servings: Makes 4 servings.
Prep Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 35 mins
       skinless, boneless chicken breast halves (1 to 1-1/2 pounds)
        Nonstick cooking spray
       slightly beaten egg white
     tablespoon  water
    3/4  cup  cornflakes, crushed (about 1/3 cup)
     tablespoons  grated Parmesan cheese
    1/4  teaspoon  dried Italian seasoning, basil, or oregano, crushed, or 1 teaspoon snipped fresh basil or oregano
    1/8  teaspoon  black pepper
    1-1/3  cups  spaghetti sauce
     ounces  dried spaghetti, fettuccine, or other pasta, cooked according to package directions and drained
        Grated Parmesan cheese (optional)
        Fresh herb sprigs (optional)

Place each piece of chicken between 2 pieces of plastic wrap. Using the flat side of a meat mallet, lightly pound to flatten slightly (about 1/2 inch thick). Remove plastic wrap.

Lightly coat a shallow baking pan with nonstick cooking spray; set aside. In a shallow dish combine egg white and the water. In another shallow dish combine crushed cornflakes, the 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, the Italian seasoning, and pepper. Dip chicken pieces, one at a time, into egg mixture; coat with crumb mixture. Place coated chicken pieces in prepared baking pan.

Bake in a 400 degree oven about 15 minutes or until chicken is tender and no longer pink (170 degrees F).

Meanwhile, in a small saucepan warm spaghetti sauce over low heat. Divide pasta among 4 dinner plates. Place chicken on top of pasta. Spoon spaghetti sauce over chicken. If desired, sprinkle with additional Parmesan cheese. If desired, garnish with fresh herb sprigs. Makes 4 servings.
Nutrition information
Calories 312, Total Fat 3 g, Saturated Fat 1 g, Cholesterol 68 mg, Sodium 566 mg, Carbohydrate 37 g, Fiber 3 g, Protein 34 g. Daily Values: Vitamin A 0%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 0%, Iron 0%. Exchanges: Vegetable .5, Starch 1, Other Carbohydrate 1.5. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet 
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