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Healthy baked parmesan crusted chicken

Here’s a great way to get the crispy crunchy chicken you love without the deep frying that normally comes with a schnitzel!

Parmesan cheese is also a great way to flavour a dish as you don’t need to use very much to pack in plenty of taste.

By cooking the chicken in the oven you get the crispy outside without the need for excess oil, so it’s ideal as part of a healthy eating plan like the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge.

Parmesan Crusted Chicken

This dish would work well with fish as well, though you would need to reduce the cooking time.

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Parmesan Crusted Chicken
Parmesan Crusted Chicken
Course Main Dish
Servings
Ingredients
  • 2 chicken breasts each cut in half lengthways to make 4 pieces
  • 1/2 cup wholemeal breadcrumbs
  • Zest of ½ a lemon
  • 1/3 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese
  • 4 tbsp chopped parsley leaves
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
Course Main Dish
Servings
Ingredients
  • 2 chicken breasts each cut in half lengthways to make 4 pieces
  • 1/2 cup wholemeal breadcrumbs
  • Zest of ½ a lemon
  • 1/3 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese
  • 4 tbsp chopped parsley leaves
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
Parmesan Crusted Chicken
Instructions
  1. Heat your oven to 200C and line a tray with baking paper.
  2. Place the breadcrumbs, lemon, cheese, parsley and oil in a bowl. Season to taste.
  3. Place the egg into another bowl.
  4. Dip the chicken pieces one at a time into the egg, and then into the breadcrumb mix. Ensure an even coating.
  5. Place on the tray and bake until golden brown, around 30 minutes. Turn half way through.
Recipe Notes

315 calories per serve

Add some home made sweet potato wedges and some steamed greens and you have the perfect healthy dinner.

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