Who says you can't eat the foods you love and lose weight? With Devin Alexander's incredibly easy chicken parmesan recipe, you'll consume almost 800 calories less than the traditional dish without sacrificing any of the taste!
Hands-on Time: 12 minutes. Hands-off Time: 6 hours (or overnight) to marinate, 8 to 12 minutes to preheat the oven
1/4 cup low-fat marinara sauce (low-sodium, if possible)
1/2 oz (2 1/2 tbsp) finely shredded reduced-fat mozzarella cheese (no more than 3g of fat per oz.)
1 tsp grated reduced-fat Parmesan cheese (look for it in a plastic container or jar - not in the refrigerated section)
Follow the directions for the Crouton Breaded Chicken, using fat-free Italian or Caesar-seasoned croutons instead of the herb-seasoned ones if you can find them (if you can't, the herb-seasoned ones are a great second choice).
During the last 2 minutes of baking, top each chicken breast with half of the sauce, half of the mozzarella, and half of the parmesan. Bake until the sauce is warm, the cheese is melted, and the chicken is cooked through. Serve immediately.