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Healthier Chicken Parmesan

This healthy recipe comes from NDSU Extension Service.


  • 1 small chicken breast
  • ½ c. dry pasta (1 c. cooked)
  • ½ c. tomato sauce
  • ¼ c. shredded cheese (mozzarella cheese recommended)


Cook one small chicken breast in pan on medium heat (in a small amount of oil or broth, as needed). Boil water with pasta according to package directions. Heat tomato sauce in microwave while chicken is cooking. (Note: Thoroughly heating the sauce only takes about 30 seconds.) Cook chicken to 165 F. Place chicken on top of drained, cooked pasta and pour tomato sauce and then shredded cheese on top of chicken. Serve hot.

Makes one servings.

Per serving: 380 calories, 4 grams (g) fat, 45 g carbohydrate and 940

mg sodium.
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