Sheet Pan Healthy Chicken Parm is so much easier than the traditional fried version and is much better for you. Plus it's breaded chicken covered in sauce and cheese, so it's pretty much a given that everyone will be happy at dinner time.
I am so excited to share today's recipe with you. Not only is it a dish that is pretty much universally loved, it's one that is updated to be both healthy and easy to prepare. It's a recipe for winning on a busy weeknight since almost every kid and adult I know loves the classic flavors of chicken parm and will happily scarf down crispy chicken covered in marinara sauce and cheese.
So how does all this magic happen? It all starts with the chicken which is covered with a crunchy, cheesy mixture of Panko breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, and Italian seasoning. I like to use chicken cutlets for this recipe since they are thin and cook quickly. And to keep things light and healthy, I only coat the chicken on one side. This also prevents the soggy, breaded bottom which happens all too often with baked breaded chicken recipes.
From there, the rest is simple! Toss your favorite vegetable in olive oil, salt, and pepper and throw it on the sheet pan with the chicken. Let the vegetables roast until they are nice and tender while the chicken crisps up. Then add your favorite marinara sauce and cheese, toss it back in the oven, and dinner is done. Serve it with a side of whole wheat pasta, spaghetti squash, polenta, or zucchini noodles. It's also delicious stuffed into a sandwich roll, if a chicken parm sub is more your style.
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