Sunday, January 13, 2008

Chicken Parmesan

1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 egg, whisked
1 cup bread crumbs (don't worry, you won't use anywhere near the entire cup, it's just to ensure there's enough to coat all of the chicken)
1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
1 tsp. Italian seasoning
1/2 tsp. oregano
Dash salt and pepper
Part-skim mozzarella cheese
Pasta sauce

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Spray skillet with nonstick cooking spray.

Combine bread crumbs, Parmesan, Italian seasoning, oregano, and salt and pepper in a medium-sized bowl. Coat chicken in egg, then dredge through chicken mixture. Brush each side with EVOO and place in skillet. Heat on medium-high heat for 2 minutes, or until coating is crispy. Flip and do the same on reverse side.

Spray glass baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Place chicken in dish and bake for 25 minutes. Remove from oven, add 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese to each chicken breast, and pour pasta sauce over entire dish (not enough to fill it up, just enough to cover the bottom). Bake for another 10 minutes or until cheese is melted and golden brown.

VERY good over whole wheat pasta!

WW Info:
6 Points per chicken breast
(Add additional points for any pasta)

WW BBQ Chicken

This is a fabulous, moist BBQ chicken without all of the added sugar of bottled sauces. This is pictured with oven fries - a favorite with this (and many other) recipes.

1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breast
1 cup ketchup
1 can Diet Coke (I prefer w/Splenda, but any Diet you have on hand will work)

Whisk together Diet Coke and ketchup in a bowl.

Spray a skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Add chicken to skillet and cover with soda-ketchup mixture. Cook over medium-high heat for 35-40 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. If you'd like a thicker sauce, reduce hear to medium-low and cover for about 10 minutes.

WW Info:
4 points (3 oz. serving)