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Baked Chicken Parmesan with Carrot Noodles

4.67 from 3 votes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 people
Calories 346 kcal

Ingredients
  

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts, halved horizontally
  • Salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • ½ cup whole-wheat panko bread crumbs
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 Tbsp flaxseed meal or almond meal
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • 2 egg whites or whole eggs
  • 1 tsp water
  • cups favorite marinara
  • 1 package Trader Joe's carrot noodles or your favorite pasta
  • ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 Tbsp fresh basil leaves chopped
  • Cooking spray

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F
  • Cut chicken horizontally and pound each piece about ½ inch thick. Sprinkle with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  • In a shallow dish, combine bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, flaxseed meal, oregano and garlic powder. In a separate shallow bowl, whisk together egg whites and teaspoon of water until frothy.
  • Dip chicken into egg mixture and press into bread crumb mixture, coating both sides. Transfer to prepared baking sheet and repeat with the remaining chicken breasts.
  • Spray the tops of the chicken with cooking spray and bake in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes, until juices run clear and cooked through.
  • While chicken is baking, heat marinara on the stove in a small saucepan on medium heat and cook noodles according to directions.
  • Remove chicken and top each piece with 2 tbsp marinara + 2 tbsp mozzarella and place back in the oven for an additional 5 minutes, until cheese has melted.
  • Spoon ¼ cup heated marinara onto noodles, top with baked chicken parm and sprinkle with fresh basil. Enjoy!

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Keyword chicken parmesan, italian, pasta