Even the kids love it! Thin chicken breasts are dusted in bread crumbs (seasoned with Parmesan cheese, basil, and oregano), then baked for 10-12 minutes. Top with mozzarella, return to oven for 1 minute. Serve with a favorite organic spaghetti sauce.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Pour spaghetti sauce into a saucepan over low heat.

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  • Whisk egg white and water together in a shallow bowl until evenly combined. Spread the flour out onto a plate. In a shallow bowl, mix the bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, basil, oregano, salt, and black pepper until thoroughly combined.

  • Dip the chicken breasts into the flour, and shake off loose flour; dip them into the egg white, then gently press into the seasoned crumbs. Shake off loose crumbs; spray both side of the chicken breasts with the cooking spray. Lay the chicken breasts onto a nonstick baking sheet.

  • Bake the chicken breasts in the preheated oven until golden brown, 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from oven, and sprinkle with the mozzarella cheese; return to oven and bake until the cheese is melted and starting to brown, 1 to 2 more minutes. Serve topped with the hot spaghetti sauce.

Editor's Note

The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the breading ingredients. The actual amount of the breading consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

485.9 calories; protein 39.8g 80% DV; carbohydrates 49.7g 16% DV; fat 13g 20% DV; cholesterol 87.4mg 29% DV; sodium 1139.2mg 46% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (14)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
07/18/2011
I made my own marinara sauce and I doubled the spices in the breading as well as added garlic/onion powder. I did not use butter-flavored spray either. I used a mixture of butter and extra virgin olive oil and I browned the breasts in the hot skillet before laying them in a baking dish and finishing them off. My family liked this meal very much it was a nice change from spaghetti sauce with ground beef or sausage. They actually asked me to make this again soon. Next time I'll make an extra breast for my husband as he wanted seconds and there wasn't enough for him to have another. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/16/2011
I recognized this as a slightly modified Weight Watcher recipe so I thought I would give it a try. While the butter spray shaves off a fat gram or two I found that the breading never really gets crispy or golden brown like a true parmesan chicken. By comparison I still prefer frying the chicken in a hot skillet with a small amount of olive oil until the outside is golden and crispy (about 3min per side.) Transfer to a baking dish top with sauce and cheese and bake until the chicken is done and the cheese is melted. Also you can use Italian seasoned bread crumbs rather than using plain and adding seasonings. Read More
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23 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
07/18/2011
I made my own marinara sauce and I doubled the spices in the breading as well as added garlic/onion powder. I did not use butter-flavored spray either. I used a mixture of butter and extra virgin olive oil and I browned the breasts in the hot skillet before laying them in a baking dish and finishing them off. My family liked this meal very much it was a nice change from spaghetti sauce with ground beef or sausage. They actually asked me to make this again soon. Next time I'll make an extra breast for my husband as he wanted seconds and there wasn't enough for him to have another. Read More
(21)
Rating: 3 stars
08/16/2011
I recognized this as a slightly modified Weight Watcher recipe so I thought I would give it a try. While the butter spray shaves off a fat gram or two I found that the breading never really gets crispy or golden brown like a true parmesan chicken. By comparison I still prefer frying the chicken in a hot skillet with a small amount of olive oil until the outside is golden and crispy (about 3min per side.) Transfer to a baking dish top with sauce and cheese and bake until the chicken is done and the cheese is melted. Also you can use Italian seasoned bread crumbs rather than using plain and adding seasonings. Read More
(21)
Rating: 5 stars
03/20/2012
My picky (REALLY picky) 7 yr old LOVED this recipe. I recommend choosing a thick and robust spaghetti sauce for best results. A few changes I did was to use 1/2 c. italian seasoned breadcrumbs and 1/2 c. panko breadcrumbs. I baked the chicken on parchment paper to help it stay crispy and for the non-stick benefit. It was crispy when done and the entire family loved this recipe it is going into our regular menu rotation! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/11/2011
Turned out great!! Thanks didn't have to change anything! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/10/2011
Really great recipe we made the chicken without the sauce and without the mozzarella cheese but just substituted extra parmesan for it and it was very good! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/10/2011
I didn't think this had a lot of flavor but it was okay. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/24/2017
Do quick and easy. Dinner done within 45 minutes. I added a little sugar to the sauce and used chicken tenders. I was out of mozzarella cheese so I had to use mild cheddar instead. It was delicious and my family loved it. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2012
This was great I used seasoned bread crumbs so didnt season as the recipe said I will season it next time for sure because there wasnt enough in the crumbs. Great dinner family loved it. Making again this week! Thanks for the recipe Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/13/2016
Came out delicious just watch so crust dont burn. And make sure to use thin fillets of chicken breast. Read More