Entrees: Poultry

Quick Fix Chicken Parmesan


  • 2 large (or 4 small) chicken breasts, boneless and skinless
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil Freshly ground black pepper as desired
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup bottled marinara sauce or pizza sauce
  • 2 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 2 ounces thinly sliced or shredded part skim mozzarella cheese


  1. Preheat indoor grill according to manufacturer's directions.
  2. If using large chicken breasts, cut in half so they are half as thick, to make 4 thin breasts. Lightly coat both sides of each breast with olive oil. Sprinkle with freshly ground pepper as desired (I used about 1/4 teaspoon).
  3. Add chicken breasts to the grill and lower lid if using a contact grill. Cook for about 6 minutes or until chicken is nicely brown on the outside and moist and fully cooked on the inside.
  4. Place chicken breasts on a foil-lined toaster oven pan (if using toaster oven) or cookie sheet (if using the regular oven broiler). Top each breast with 1 1/2 tablespoons of marinara or pizza sauce, then 1/2 tablespoon of Parmesan and 1/2 ounce of thinly sliced or shredded mozzarella cheese (1/8 cup). Broil in toaster oven or regular oven until cheese is nicely melted (about 2 minutes).
  5. Serve as an entree or serve on a toasted whole-wheat bun as a sandwich.

4 servings

Nutritional Information:
Per serving: 216 calories, 31 g protein, 4 g carbohydrate, 8 g fat, 3 g saturated fat, 81 mg cholesterol, .5 g fiber, 239 mg sodium. Calories from fat: 35%.

© 2007 Elaine Magee
© 2007 WebMD Inc.

Last Editorial Review: 11/7/2007