Monday, September 14, 2009

Parmesan Chicken

I have REALLY been struggling to find healthier recipes to make...or those that are within my "point allotment". I love the fact that Weight Watchers allows you to eat most anything, but 20 points isn't very much for a day! I came across this recipe for Parmesan chicken in a cookbook that I borrowed from the library. I've kind of gotten in the habit of checking out cookbooks, looking through them and determining if I can find enough recipes that warrant purchasing the book. This was a very quick recipe to whip up and was really flavorful for not very many points, for those of you also following Weight Watchers--I noticed that several of you commented on how you were! Speaking of which, from now on (or for at least as long as I can survive counting points), I plan to include the point value for everything I make to hopefully make things a little easier for some of you!

Before I post the recipe, I wanted to mention one additional thing to everyone! If you have not already signed up for the "Foodie BlogRoll", I highly suggest that you get on that! I signed up shortly after I started my blog (per my sister's recommendation, I believe) and just found out the other day that I was randomly selected to win a prize package! I didn't have to specifically enter or anything--I guess I automatically qualified for the giveaway, merely for being a member! Cube Artisan Foods is awarding me with a four-pack of products, including their Velvet Tomato Soup, Roasted Kabocha Soup, 4 Cheese Mac & Cheese, and Triple Berry Cobbler. I can't wait to receive my package!!! Now for my recipe... :)

Parmesan Chicken

1/2 cup melted butter
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon salt (I would maybe even cut down to 1/4 tsp, as it tasted a little salty to me!)
1 cup dry bread crumbs
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
(6-8) 6 ounce boneless skinless chicken breasts, pounded to 1/4 inch thickness


In a pie plate or shallow bowl, combine butter, mustard, Worcestershire sauce and salt. In a plastic bag, combine crumbs and Parmesan cheese. Dip chicken in butter mixture, then shake in crumb mixture.

Place in an ungreased 13x9 inch baking pan. Drizzle with any remaining butter mixture. Bake at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink and juices run clear.

Note: Approximately 6 1/2 Weight Watcher Points in a 6 oz serving of chicken

Source: Taste of Home Grandma's Favorites


  1. I love parmesan chicken...yours looks super! So cool that you won a prize pack, sounds like a fun one :)

  2. I own "Grandma's Favorites" and use it all the time, especially for good breakfast recipes. This one looks delicious!

  3. This sounds delish, Rachel...I love the addition of dijon!
    Congrats on winning... those products sound yummy.

  4. I've been trying to decide what to make for dinner tonight. I have all of the ingredients for this! I might just have to give it a try!

    Congrats on your prizes!

  5. i've never tried to make this so i'll think i'll try it. looks delish.

  6. It is nice to know someone who won! Congrats!
    And nice job on the chicken parm...yum!

  7. Congrats on the prize package. It's so much fun to receive those goodies in the mail. I love this parmesan chicken. I made a fattening version a couple years ago. It called for mayo instead of mustard - big calorie difference there. I love mustard and parmesan, so this sounds like a big hit to me : )

  8. the first two weeks are always the hardest for me, but after a while it seems to get easier, almost routine. but you're right, 20 points is not much at all!

    this chicken looks wonderful, i'll definitely have to try it!

  9. Your parmesan chicken looks divine! Congrats on the prize deserve it.

    Now, I'm going to ask you a question...
    WHY ARE YOU ON WEIGHT WATCHERS??? You look amazing!!! I have pictures from Josh's birthday party to prove it!!

  10. I love Parmesan chicken; this looks very good; lots of flavor, yummy!

    Congratulations on winning!

  11. Totally looks good and I love that you included the points! Enjoy your prize!

  12. Looks so good - I'm always looking for new ways to cook some chicken. Thanks for the recipies!