Lighter Chicken Parmesan with Simple Tomato Sauce

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Lighter Chicken Parmesan with Simple Tomato Sauce

Why This Recipe Works

For a low-fat chicken Parmesan recipe worth eating, we found that if we first toasted the bread crumbs with a little oil before coating the chicken, it would give them flavor and color—enough so we could then bake the breaded cutlets on a r...

Why This Recipe Works

For a low-fat chicken Parmesan recipe worth eating, we found that if we first toasted the bread crumbs with a little oil before coating the chicken, it would give them flavor and color—enough so we could then bake the breaded cutlets on a rack in a 475-degree oven. Replacing the full-fat mozzarella with low-fat cheese in our chicken Parmesan recipe also reduced fat. And to keep the cutlets crisp, we topped the individual cooked cutlets with sauce and mozzarella and heated them through on the rack rather than in a casserole dish.

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Lighter Family FavoritesSeason 7, Ep. 707

Whether we admit it or not, there are some dishes that ,while tasty, are just too high in fat and calories to be enjoyed on a regular basis. Even a modest portion of macaroni and cheese or chicken Par...