Low Fat Chicken Parmigiana

parmiganaChicken Parmigiana is traditionally a high fat, high calorie food.

This recipe is fabulous as it is lower in fat and one which you can enjoy on a healthy eating plan or weight loss diet. Perfect for these cooler evenings as well.

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 15 minutes

Serves 4


  • 4 x 150g skinless chicken breast fillets
  • ¾ cup of wholemeal bread crumbs
  • ¼ cup of parmesan cheese
  • Dried Italian herbs
  • Oil cooking spray
  • 400g tomato passata
  • 1/2 cup grated reduced fat mozzarella 25% less fat cheese
  • Salt and pepper to season


  1. Lightly spray your chicken fillets on both sides and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Mix the breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese and dried herbs together and place each chicken breast fillet in the mixture to cover in crumb. Press it into the chicken.
  3. Then place each breaded fillet into heated pan and cook for 3 minutes on each side.
  4. Place the cooked fillets into a lined baking tray.
  5. Spoon out the tomato passata onto the top of each fillet and lightly sprinkle with mozzarella cheese.
  6. Place in a preheated 180 degree celcius oven and cook for around 5 minutes more until the cheese is melted.

Serve with a side salad.

The Chicken Parmigiana is 350 calories per serve.

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written by:

Amanda Dos Santos

Mandy is an experienced Nutritionist, food scientist and writer with over 10 years experience in the Heath industry. She has been part of the Healthy Mummy team of experts since 2012, writing informative and current blog posts and contributing to our recipe books. She has played an integral part in creating the recipes on our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenges since they first started in July 2014.Mandy is a mum of three and loves working for The Healthy Mummy, ”Especially on the challenges as I can create recipes which empower women to create nourishing food for themselves and their families’."