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Skinny Easiest Chicken Parmesan

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Skinny Easiest Chicken Parmesan
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Servings 4
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This Chicken Parmesan is lighter and healthier than the traditional version, but just as flavorful, filling and fresh as the original.
Updated Sep 20, 2016

Ingredients

Tomato Sauce

  • 1 cup crushed tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

Pasta

  • 4 oz uncooked multigrain angel hair pasta
  • 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth, warmed

Chicken

  • 8 oz uncooked chicken breast tenders (not breaded)
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves, shredded
  • 2 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese

Steps

  • 1
    In 1-quart saucepan, heat Tomato Sauce ingredients over medium-low heat. Simmer 5 to 7 minutes to combine flavors. Remove from heat; cover to keep warm.
  • 2
    Heat 4-quart saucepan two-thirds full of water to boiling over medium-high heat. Add pasta; cook and drain as directed on package. Return to pan; add chicken broth, and toss to coat.
  • 3
    Meanwhile, in large bowl, toss chicken, olive oil, salt and pepper.
  • 4
    Heat 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add chicken; cook 2 to 3 minutes or until browned. Turn; cook 2 to 3 minutes to brown other side.
  • 5
    Divide pasta among 4 plates. Sprinkle with basil. Top each with one-fourth of the chicken; drizzle with tomato sauce. Sprinkle with Parmesan. Serve immediately.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    For an extra pop of green, stir 2 cups baby spinach leaves into the pasta before plating.
  • tip 2
    Substitute chicken breast for the chicken tenders. You may need to increase the cook time to make sure the chicken is cooked through.

Nutrition

230 Calories, 5g Total Fat, 20g Protein, 25g Total Carbohydrate, 2g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
230
Calories from Fat
45
Total Fat
5g
8%
Saturated Fat
1 1/2g
7%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
40mg
13%
Sodium
420mg
17%
Potassium
370mg
11%
Total Carbohydrate
25g
8%
Dietary Fiber
3g
13%
Sugars
2g
Protein
20g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%
25%
Vitamin C
8%
8%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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