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345
Calories 
15g
Carbs 
12g
Fat 
40g
Protein 
8
Weight Watchers® SmartPoints™
(8 PointsPlus®)

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Recipe

My husband absolutely loves chicken Parmesan but for a long time I didn't make it because he just couldn't get behind a baked version. He wanted the traditional, greasy, fried version covered with a mountain of melted cheese. Lucky for me, he recently committed to trying to eat healthier, and is finally open to trying out a healthier version of his favorite dish.

To keep the dish low carb but still packed with flavor, I opted to use Parmesan cheese, basil, and oregano to make the crust. Then it's baked until browned and crispy and covered with your favorite marinara sauce and cheese. I opted for spaghetti squash instead of pasta but you could definitely use regular pasta if you prefer.

Prep Time

Baked Chicken Parmesan with Spaghetti Squash

16
Prep Time: 
Cook Time: 
Total Time: 

Ingredients

4
  • 1.33 lbs. boneless skinless chicken breasts, pounded thin
  • 8 tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 tsp. oregano
  • 1/2 tsp. dried basil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 4 tsp. butter
  • 4 tbsp. part skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup marinara sauce (look for low-sugar or low carb)
  • 1 U spaghetti squash

Nutritional Facts

Serving Size: 
6 oz. chicken and 1.5 cups spaghetti squash
Amount Per Serving
Calories 345
Calories from Fat 104
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g
18%
Saturated Fat 6g
28%
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Cholesterol 99mg
33%
Sodium 617mg
27%
Total Carbohydrate 15g
5%
Dietary Fiber 3g
13%
Sugars 7g
Protein 40g

Directions

  1. Cook the spaghetti squash by either cutting it in half and roasting it for 45 minutes in a 400 degree oven OR piercing it all over with a knife and them microwaving it on high for 10 minutes or until softened. Scrape out with fork when ready to serve. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
  3. Stir together the Parmesan, oregano, and basil. Melt the butter and brush the chicken with the butter. Season with salt and pepper on both sides. Press each piece of chicken into the cheese.
  4. Place on a baking sheet covered with cooking spray. Bake for 20 minutes and then flip over. Bake for 5 more minutes.
  5. Remove from oven and spread 1 tbsp. on each chicken breast. Sprinkle with 1 tbsp. mozzarella cheese. Return to oven until melted.
  6. Serve with spaghetti squash and remaining marinara sauce.
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