Healthy Chicken Parmesan

grilled chicken parm

Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 8, 4-oz thin, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup reduced fat shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 1 can no salt added tomato sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and sliced
  • 1/4 yellow onion, peeled and sliced
  • garlic powder
  • onion powder
  • black pepper
  • basil
  • salt to taste

Directions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350°F.
  2. Season chicken with 1 tablespoon of olive oil, garlic powder and onion powder. Place on grill and cook over medium heat on both sides until internal temperature reaches over 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
  3. While chicken is on the grill start making your sauce. In a medium sauce pan add the remaining olive oil and garlic slices; cook over low heat until slightly brown. Then add onion, tomato paste, tomato sauce, and water. Cook on medium-high stirring frequently. When sauce starts to blend into desired consistency reduce heat to low and add basil, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper to taste.
  4. In a baking dish add chicken, top with sauce and cheese, then bake for 15 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  5. Pair with a garden salad or steamed broccoli for an even healthier twist!

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