Shari Duncan

Lighten Up ! – Chicken Cutlet Parmesan

by on Aug.12, 2010, under Egg and Main Course Ideas, General Nutrition, High Protein dishes, Recipes

No deep frying, No heavy sauces or unhealthy saturated fats.  Tons of flavor and guaranteed satisfaction.

YES! You CAN eat fresh tasting Italian Chicken Parmesan even when you’re cutting calories and carbohydrates.

This recipe is quick and extremely healthy. It is made with skinless chicken breasts and garden tomatoes, Italian herbs and low fat cheese.  Amazing fresh and light flavor. Serve with a side of Italian squash or over salad greens to complete this low carb meal.

  • 4 chicken cutlets or breasts (pounded thin) About 1 ½ lbs

    Swiftly grilled tomatoes make perfect topping for Italian cutlets

    Swiftly grilled tomatoes make perfect topping for Italian cutlets

  • 1 large (or 2 med) tomato sliced (~3/4” or thicker)
  • ~½ cup 2% less fat Italian shredded cheese
  • Salt/pepper; oregano, garlic, basil
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Olive Oil

Heat olive oil in large sauté pan over med high heat. Season sliced tomatoes with salt and pepper and Italian seasonings.  Arrange in single layer in heated pan and cook until just tender (2-3minutes); flip & season and sprinkle shredded cheese over tomatoes.  Cook just until cheese begins to melt. Remove from pan to paper towel.  Do not overcook tomatoes.

Add additional oil or spray to pan.  Add cutlets, season well with salt/pepper, garlic and Italian seasonings.  Brown well on one side. Flip and season and cook until chicken is no longer pink.

Transfer chicken to serving dish.  Arrange tomatoes evenly on top. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese.

*This is delicious served over fresh pasta as well, if not on carb restricted meal plan.

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