Friday, May 7, 2010

Healthy Chicken Parm

This morning I slept through the alarm. By the time I looked at the clock it said 6:05 and I need to leave for the gym at 6:00. Since that wasn’t an option anymore I re-set the alarm and went back to sleep for another hour. Gym this evening it is.

Tonight’s dinner was a healthy version of an old favourite… Chicken Parmesan

I adapted this recipe from Hungry Girl.

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Pan-Fried Chicken Parm

Ingredients: (I had to adapt a little too because I was cooking for three and the recipe was for two)

  • 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup of fibre one bran cereal
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp basil
  • 1 tsp rosemary (the recipe called for italian seasoning but I didn’t have any so I used the last three spices instead)
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2/3 cup tomato sauce (I used ragu)
  • 1/2 cup liquid egg whites
  • 3/4 cup of shredded mozza

I had a ton of the mixture left over so you probably don’t need to add so much.

First crush the fibre one to breadcrumb consistency. I don’t have a food processor so this turned out to be difficult but I got creative and put it in a plastic bag and crushed it with a hammer – the husband loved that – hahaha. This is the second recipe in a week that has called for a food processor. I think it’s almost time to invest in one.

Then mix the fibre one with the oregano, rosemary, basil, onion powder and garlic powder.

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The crushing didn’t turn out perfect but it did the trick. Then place the egg whites a separate bowl.

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Dip the chicken in the egg whites then coat in the fibre one mixture and place in a non-stick pan with a little EVOO on medium heat.

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The recipe called to cook the chicken on both sides for 5 mins. My chicken was really thick and would have taken a long time to cook in the pan that way so I ended cutting it up into pieces in order for it to cook faster.

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Once cooked through, add the sauce and the cheese

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Cover on low heat for 3-5 mins until the cheese is melted.

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I also made a salad to go with dinner. In the ss: organic spinach, red, yellow and green pepper, cucumber, carrots and baby tomatoes.

Served with lemon juice and dried cranberries.

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All together…

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The whole meal was less then 350 calories and tasted delicious. I will definitely be making this again.

After dinner I hit up the gym for a quick interval run. Running started at 6.4 and ended at 7.5. It was tough tonight. I could still feel supper in the belly and it made it very heavy. I pushed through and felt awesome when I was finished.

Question of the Day: What is your current favourite song to work out to? I’m really loving everything from Ke$ha right now – especially Your Love Is My Drug. I’m a little obsessed with that song right now.

Have a good night!

~ Katie :)


Nicole said...

I love Hungry Girl! and I love that you spell fiber different than us here in the US. :) My favorite songs to workout right now is to Glee. :)

Anonymous said...

I'm obsessed with Your Love is My Drug too!

Ali @ Fat to Fit said...

I've read this recipe before, but just plain didnt' believe it would taste goo - hehe. Good to know that it does! I use some toasted whole wheat bread to make bread crumbs to make my chicken parm, but I'll be trying this just to see how it turns out! :)