One-Pan Chicken Parmesan & Green Beans

Recipe posted in: Flex Meals & Snacks, Lunches & Dinners

Chicken breast, covered in breadcrumbs, zesty Italian seasoning and finely grated Parmesan cheese with smooth marinara sauce and melty mozzarella—all sizzling together in a pan beside a bed of simmering green beans. At last, this is the one-pan recipe you’ve been looking for—one that is not only deliciously satisfying, but won’t load you up with calories.

Your tasted buds are sure to thank you (and your nose when you smell the Italian aroma in your kitchen) and your family will, too. At just 321 calories, you get a filling, satisfying meal that packs in 35 grams of lean protein and more than six grams of fiber. With the addition of the side of green beans that gives you essential vitamins like A, C, K and B6, this dish is perfect for your weight loss progress.

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Servings: 4

Calories per Serving: 321

On Nutrisystem, Count As: 2 PowerFuels, 1 Vegetable, 2 Extras

Ingredients:

  • 4 (4 oz) boneless chicken breasts
  • ½ cup whole wheat bread crumbs
  • 2 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • 2 tsp. garlic powder, divided
  • ½ tsp. onion powder
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. ground black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. finely grated parmesan cheese
  • 3 Tbsp. egg whites
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 pound green beans, ends trimmed
  • ½ cup marinara sauce, no sugar added
  • ¼ cup low fat shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Chopped fresh basil, for serving

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Line baking sheet with aluminum foil, mist with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
  3. Add bread crumbs, Italian seasoning, 1 tsp. garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper and parmesan cheese to a gallon size Ziploc bag. Seal bag and shake.
  4. Add egg whites to a shallow dish.
  5. Working one chicken breast at a time, coat chicken in egg whites and add to bread crumb mixture. Press bread crumbs into chicken, so they adhere to both sides.
  6. Place chicken breasts in the center of the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes.
  7. While chicken is baking, combine green beans, olive oil and remaining tsp. of garlic powder in a large bowl and mix. Remove pan from oven, flip chicken and spread green beans around the chicken.
  8. Return to oven and bake for an additional 10 minutes.
  9. Remove from oven and spoon 2 Tbsp. of marinara sauce and sprinkle 1 Tbsp. of mozzarella cheese on each chicken breast. Broil 1 to 2 minutes until cheese is melted and bubbly.
  10. Sprinkle with basil before serving.