Quinoa-Crusted Chicken Parmesan
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Coat a 9-by-13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.Advertisement
Cut each chicken breast in half on the diagonal to get 4 roughly equal portions. Place between pieces of plastic wrap and pound with the smooth side of a meat mallet or heavy saucepan to an even 1/4-inch thickness. Sprinkle the chicken with salt and pepper.
Lightly beat egg in a shallow dish. Combine quinoa, Italian seasoning and garlic powder in a separate shallow dish. Dip the chicken in egg, shaking off any excess, then in the quinoa, pressing to help it stick.
Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add 2 chicken breasts and cook, turning once, until golden brown, 1 to 2 minutes per side. Transfer to the prepared baking dish. Repeat with the remaining 1 tablespoon oil and 2 chicken breasts. Top each breast with 1/4 cup marinara, 2 tablespoons mozzarella and 1 tablespoon Parmesan.
Bake until the cheese is golden and bubbling, 12 to 15 minutes. Serve topped with basil.
Tip: Marinara sauces can be high in sodium (often more than 20 percent of your daily limit per 1/2-cup serving). Opt for one labeled "low-sodium" or check the nutrition panel and go for one that's lower in sodium, about 250 mg per serving or less.
1 1/2 starch, 1/2 vegetable, 1 1/2 lean protein, 1/2 medium-fat protein, 1 1/2 fat