We don’t often go out for dinner, but if we do, we almost always choose a “grill-type” restaurant. Something with healthy choices for me and a nice juicy steak for the man. And of course, if we bring the kids along, something with a good kids menu.
I know there are many types of restaurants and cuisines out there, but out of every cuisine, I would have to say that Italian is my least favorite…sorry if I’ve offended any Italians. Call me crazy, but I’m not a big pasta fan, nor am I a fan of creamy white sauce. And pretty much every Italian restaurant I’ve been to features these types of dishes on their menu.
However, I am a huge fan of tomato based sauces.
Probably one of the most famous Italian dishes is Chicken Parmesan. What’s not to love about Chicken Parmesan…chicken, tomato sauce, cheese. But typically, this dish can be quite high in calories with the added butter, oil, and bread crumbs. Which is why I decided to make a much healthier version!
How is this made ‘skinny’ you ask?
- I use a lot less cheese
- I’ve used whole wheat breadcrumbs
- I’ve used extra virgin olive oil instead of butter
- I’ve cut back on sodium by using a low-sodium pasta sauce
The verdict? Molto Delizioso! *kissing fingertips*
This Skinny Chicken Parmesan tastes like the real thing, but won’t go from your lips to your hips!
I decided to serve it over whole wheat egg noodles as they have less calories and fat than regular pasta, but any whole wheat pasta will do.
And not only is this dish delicious, it’s also very easy to make…definitely doable on a weeknight.
So the next time you are craving some Chicken Parmesan, I highly recommend you make this Skinny version…you won’t be disappointed.