Chicken Parmesan

By J Kate

This recipe lowers the carbs of traditional Chicken Parmesan by using coarsely chopped nuts instead of breadcrumbs.

Chicken Parmesan
Ingredients
  • 2 cups low-sugar pasta sauce

  • 1/2 cup pine nuts, coarsely chopped

  • 1 ounce freshly grated Parmesan cheese (1/4 cup)

  • 1/2 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning

  • 1 pound turkey cutlets, about 1/3 inch thick or 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast cutlets

  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 2 ounces part skim mozzarella cheese (1/2 cup)

  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Directions
  1. Heat oven to broil.

  2. Bring sauce to low simmer in a small saucepan over medium-low heat.

  3. Remove from heat and cover to keep warm.

  4. Stir together pine nuts, Parmesan, and Italian seasoning in a wide, shallow dish.

  5. Season the turkey / chicken on both sides with salt and pepper, then dredge both sides in the nut mixture, pressing to adhere.

  6. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-low heat.

  7. Add turkey / chicken and cook until coating is golden brown and juices run clear.

  8. If nuts brown too quickly, reduce heat.

  9. Place turkey / chicken in a baking pan, top evenly with mozzarella, and broil until cheese melts, about 30 seconds.

  10. Spoon 1/2 cup of warm sauce on each plate and top each with a piece of turkey / chicken.

  11. *Cooking times may vary due to differences in cookware and oven temperatures.


Nutritional Facts

Servings
4
Calories
380
Fat
21g
Saturated Fat
4g
Protein
39g
Carbohydrate
10g
Fiber
3g
Sodium
650mg

chicken/poultry ultra-low-carb main dish

13 replies

SleeplessinOR
SleeplessinOR 2013-12-23 04:35:33 -0600 Report

I have never used pine nuts in anything but I guess I could buy some and give this a try. I would probably save making this recipe for one day when our son is home to visit. It would easily feed the 3 of us and if there is any left over I could have some for a lunch or something.

farang
farang 2013-06-30 21:14:26 -0500 Report

make your own pasta sauce and dont bother about low sugar pasta sauce. its healthier AND it tastes better

BUGME2
BUGME2 2012-12-29 14:00:52 -0600 Report

PINENUTS TASTE LIKE PINE TREE,WHY WOULD I WANT TO EAT SOMETHING THAT TASTE LIKE YOU EATING A TREE???

Young1s
Young1s 2012-04-05 09:24:21 -0500 Report

Had to do that with a recipe I tried last night. FYI: if you don't have vinegar, lemon juice works also.

Caroltoo
Caroltoo 2012-04-04 15:44:11 -0500 Report

Your picture made such a difference in calling attention to the recipe, that I just photographed my breakfast to illustrate a recipe I plan to post today.

J Kate
J Kate 2012-04-04 13:33:03 -0500 Report

Oooh mac nuts would be good too. This is my favorite meal with an Italian salad.

Caroltoo
Caroltoo 2012-04-04 12:52:41 -0500 Report

Sounds yummy. Gave me some ideas about getting my mac nut crust to stick to mahimahi also.