This delicious and easy one-skillet Chicken Parmesan recipe is a lightened up, healthier version of the classic Italian dish. Perfect for a quick weeknight dinner, enjoy the flavors of Italy right at home!
3boneless, skinless chicken breastsPounded to one inch thick
salt & pepper
1cupbaby spinach leaves
128 oz candiced tomatoes
15.5 oz canno salt added tomato paste
1 teaspoondried oregano
1cupgrated Parmesan cheese
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Using the flat side of a meat mallet, pound chicken breasts to an even thickness, starting in the thickest parts and working out. Pound to about a one inch even thickness
Season Chicken Breasts with salt & pepper on each side.
Put chicken breasts, laid flat, in a zip lock bag, with air expressed, and zipped up.
Open ziplock bag and add flour. close up again and shake bag to coat chicken breasts.
In a bowl, whisk together diced tomatoes, tomato paste, garlic, oregano and basil
Heat an ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat with oil
Transfer chicken breasts to the heated skillet. Sear on each side for 2-3 minutes until crusty and golden on either side. Remove skillet from heat. Distribute spinach leaves over the chicken.
Pour tomato mixture over the chicken.
Evenly divide Parmesan cheese over each chicken breast.
Put the skillet in the center of the oven and bake for 20 minutes or until chicken is cooked through, and cheese is melted and golden.
Serve with hot pasta
This recipe is gluten-free if you substitute an equal amount of gluten-free flour blend or cornstarch for the all-purpose flour. Serve with gluten-free pasta.If you're really short on time, you can use jarred pasta sauce instead of making your own. If you don't have an oven-proof skillet, you can transfer the browned chicken to a baking dish and continue with the recipe instructions.