Discover your new favorite Healthy Living chicken recipe with this Chicken Parmesan with Rotini. Made with simple ingredients, like whole wheat rotini pasta, chicken breasts and grated Parmesan cheese, this Chicken Parmesan with Rotini requires just 10 minutes of prep time and is full of flavor.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 4 servings
3 cups whole wheat rotini pasta
10 reduced-fat round buttery cracker, crushed (about 1/2 cup crumbs)
Cook pasta in large saucepan as directed on package. Meanwhile, combine cracker crumbs, Parmesan cheese and oregano in pie plate. Lightly beat egg white in separate pie plate. Dip chicken in egg white, then roll in crumb mixture until evenly coated. Set aside.
Spray large nonstick skillet with cooking spray. Heat on medium heat. Add chicken; cook 5 min. on each side or until cooked through (165ºF). Spoon 1 cup of the pasta sauce over chicken; top with mozzarella cheese. Cover skillet with lid. Reduce heat to low; simmer 3 min. or until sauce is hot and cheese is melted.
Meanwhile, drain pasta; return to pan. Add remaining 1 cup pasta sauce; toss to coat. Cook on medium heat 2 min. or until heated through, stirring occasionally. Spoon onto serving plates; top with the chicken.
Makeover - How We Did It
We coated a hot skillet with cooking spray and cooked the chicken until crisp instead of frying it in oil like traditional recipes. This small change plus using reduced fat mozzarella cheese will save you 100 calories and 13 grams of fat, including 2.5 grams of saturated fat, per serving.
This wonderful version of an Italian favorite is low in fat. Eating right never tasted so good!
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g
Saturated Fat 4.5g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 68g
Dietary Fiber 9g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Makes 4 servings.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.