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Chicken Parmesan

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Marinating Time: 15 minutes to 4 hours
  • Cook Time: about 20 minutes
  • Makes: 4 servings
These chicken parmesan strips are kid approved, freezer friendly and easy to make. Chicken is a great source of protein.
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Ingredients

1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts (cut into strips) 500 g
1/2 cup skim milk 125 mL
1/3 cup dry bread crumbs or corn flakes cereal, finely crushed 75 mL
3 tbsp freshly grated Parmesan cheese 45 mL
2 tsp dried parsley 10 mL
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper salt 1 mL

Directions

  1. Place chicken in a shallow dish and pour in milk. Cover and refrigerate for at least 15 minutes or for up to 4 hours.  Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. In another shallow dish, combine bread crumbs, Parmesan, parsley and pepper.  Remove chicken strips from milk and dip in crumb mixture, coating well.  Place on prepared baking sheet.  Discard any excess milk and crumb mixture.
  3. Bake for 20 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink inside.

Nutrients per Serving

Calories 191
Carbohydrate 8 g
Fat 3.7 g
Fibre 0.5 g
Protein 29.6 g
Sodium 211 mg

Variations: Add other dried herbs, such as thyme, basil or oregano. Replace some of the bread crumbs with ground flaxseed. From Chuey P., Campbell E., Waisman M.S.: Dietitians of Canada. Simply Great Food. Toronto, Ontario; Robert Rose Inc. 2007