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Slim Chicken Parmesan Recipe

Fast & Easy Dinner: Slim Chicken Parmesan

My favorite recipe for classic chicken parmesan is Tyler Florence's variation with a homemade tomato sauce, crisp, succulent chicken, and briny olives. However, it's not necessarily a dish that comes together quickly. That's why I was excited to come across another recipe for the Italian-American favorite. With whole wheat pasta, a rapid tomato sauce, and no breading, this rendition is not only faster, but it's also healthier! It doesn't lack flavor, however; it's still a cheesy and hearty pasta.

For a restaurant-worthy feast at home, serve with a green salad, garlic bread, and a glass of Chianti. Learn how to make it now.

Slim Chicken Parmesan

Slim Chicken Parmesan

Slim Chicken Parmesan Recipe 2010-04-13 13:13:12


  1. 8 ounces whole wheat penne pasta
  2. Four 5-ounce skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  3. Salt and pepper
  4. 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  5. 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  6. 1/3 cup dry red wine
  7. One 28-ounce can chopped tomatoes
  8. 4 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, thinly sliced
  9. 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
  10. 1/3 cup finely chopped flat-leaf parsley


  1. In a large pot of boiling, salted water, cook the pasta until al dente, 8 to 10 minutes; drain.
  2. Meanwhile, season the chicken with salt and pepper. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the chicken and cook, turning once, until browned, about 8 minutes; transfer to a plate.
  3. In the same skillet, cook the garlic over medium heat until golden, about 1 minute. Add the wine, bring to a boil and cook for 1 minute. Stir in the tomatoes and simmer until thickened, 8 to 10 minutes. Return the chicken and any juices to the skillet, turning to coat.
  4. Top each piece of chicken with some of the mozzarella and 1 teaspoon parmesan, cover and cook until the cheese is melted, about 2 minutes; transfer to a platter.
  5. Add the pasta and parsley to the skillet, toss and season with salt. Sprinkle with the remaining parmesan and serve alongside the chicken.

Serves 4.

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danakscully64 danakscully64 7 years
Diced is not similar. I ended up using diced, pulling the chunks out to chop them finer, then added pizza sauce that I had in a jar to thicken it. I also sprinkled in some basil since I was out of parsley. Overall, pretty good flavor! I would make this again.
danakscully64 danakscully64 7 years
I can't find chopped tomatoes anywhere, is it similar to diced?
danakscully64 danakscully64 7 years
I'm going to try this with Quorn Chik'n :)
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