Cookware Item Used For This Recipe:
It seems we’ve got healthy & simple meal preparation on the brain! We know cooking healthy can seem overwhelming at times – isn’t that why the freezer aisle full of fast, pre-made meals exists?We like the convenience of frozen meals, but crave the satisfaction of healthy and homemade dinners.Today, we want to share a 360 favorite: 1 Pan Chicken Parmesan. A family favorite that is healthy, satisfying and good for the soul. (Okay, maybe that’s a stretch… but a little home-cooked goodness can go a long way!)Our 1 Pan Chicken Parmesan recipe is unique. Rather than dredging the chicken breasts in flour, eggs, and breadcrumbs, we tweak the technique by turning the coating into a topping. Not only is it infinitely easier, the crumbs stay super-crunchy and it helps whittle down the calorie count.
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
⅓ cup Panko
1 garlic clove, minced
3 tablespoons freshly grated parmesan (optional)
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 ½ cups 360 Marinara Sauce, or your favorite prepared sauce
8 ounces fresh mozzarella, sliced thin, or 1 cup shredded mozzarella
Ingredients For Breadcrumbs Topping:
Ingredients For Chicken:
Instructions For the Breadcrumbs:
Heat the oil in the 3.5-quart sauce pan over medium heat.
Add the panko, and garlic, and season lightly with salt and a few grinds of pepper.
Cook, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes until the crumbs are golden brown and fragrant.
Transfer to a bowl and stir in the parmesan, and parsley.
Wipe out the skillet thoroughly.
Instructions For the Chicken:
Return the now clean, empty skillet to medium heat and heat until it’s hot enough that water droplets bead across the surface, about 3 minutes.
Season the chicken with salt and pepper.
Place them in the hot, dry pan and cook about 5 minutes until they come away from the bottom of the pan with no resistance and are nicely browned.
Turn the chicken browned-side up and pour the marinara sauce over the chicken.
Top each breast with 2 slices of the mozzarella.
Cover and cook until steam just begins to escape from under the lid, about 5 minutes.
Spin the lid to engage the vapor seal then immediately reduce the heat to low.
Cook for about 6 minutes until the chicken is cooked through.
To serve divide the chicken and sauce among 4 plates and sprinkle each portion with the breadcrumb mixture.