Appetizers, Dinner

Chicken Parm Bites – 1 Smart Point each

I love Italian food. It is hands down my favorite! I LOVE chicken Parmesan. Unfortunately it is usually fried in oil, so it’s not the healthiest. I decided to bake it instead, and I made them into smaller pieces so I could control how much I was eating. They turned out great! I ended up making a meal out of mine. I had 6 bites which equaled 6 Smart Points. Not only were they delicious but they were filling too!

Chicken Parm Bites

Yield: 30 chicken parm bites (one smart point each)

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breast (cut into 3/4 inch pieces – this gave me 30 small chicken pieces)
  • 1/2 cup Italian bread crumbs
  • 1/4 grated Parmesan cheese
  • Pinch of salt
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/2 cup spaghetti sauce (I used Prego Traditional)
  • 3 slices of low fat mozzarella cheese (tear into 30 small pieces)
  • Non-stick cooking spray

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F
  2. Put the Italian bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese and pinch of salt in a bowl. Mix it together.
  3. Put the three egg whites in a bowl. One by one take chicken pieces and dip them in the egg whites, followed by the bread crumb mixture. Place the chicken on a large baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Lightly mist the chicken with the non-stick cooking spray.
  4. Bake the chicken for 15 minutes, then remove from oven. Put a small amount of spaghetti sauce on each piece of chicken (about a 1/2 tablespoon), followed by a piece of the low fat mozzarella cheese. Put back in the oven for 5 minutes. Remove once your cheese has melted.

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