Easy Chicken Parmesan

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This recipe is for an Easy and I should say Fast version of Chicken Parmesan.  It's a little healthier too because it incorporates fresh spinach and uses less oil and fat than the traditional version.  I served mine with some fresh sauteed mushrooms.
  • Prep15 min |
  • Total20 min |
  • Serves4 servings

Ingredients

    • 2 each chicken breast halves, skinned and boned
    • 1/2 cup Panko crumbs
    • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1 1/2 cups prepared spaghetti sauce
    • 2 cups fresh spinach leaves, chopped
    • 1 cup grated Mozzarella cheese

Instructions

Slice each breast horizontally into 2 pieces.  This allows the chicken to cook faster.  

Season each slice with salt and pepper. 

Combine panko crumbs and the fresh Parmesan cheese in a small bowl.

Coat the chicken with the bread crumb mixture pressing gently to adhere.  Set the chicken aside on a plate.

Heat 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil in a large, oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat.

Add the chicken breast and cook 3-4 minutes on each side until golden brown and cooked through.  Remove the cooked chicken to a plate then pour half of the prepared pasta sauce onto the bottom of the pan.

Gently lay the chicken on top of the sauce.

Top each piece of chicken with a couple tablespoons of sauce, ¼ cup chopped spinach, and two tablespoons of the grated mozzarella cheese.

Place the pan under the broiler for 2-4 minutes until cheese just begins to show browned patches, then serve immediately.

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