Chicken Parmesan with Rotini

30 4 servings, 1/4 recipe (406 g) each
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(22) 18 Reviews
Prep Time
30
min.
Total Time
30
min.
Servings

4 servings, 1/4 recipe (406 g) each

The secret ingredient to this deliciously crunchy and super fast recipe is crumbled crackers.

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  • Cook pasta in large saucepan as directed on package, omitting salt. Meanwhile, combine cracker crumbs, Parmesan and oregano in pie plate. Lightly beat egg white in separate pie plate. Dip chicken in egg, then in crumb mixture, turning to evenly coat both sides of each breast.
  • Heat large skillet sprayed with cooking spray on medium heat. Add chicken; cook 5 min. on each side or until done (170ºF). Spoon 1 cup pasta sauce evenly over chicken; top with mozzarella. Cover; simmer on low heat 3 min. or until sauce is heated through and cheese is melted.
  • Meanwhile, drain pasta; return to pan. Add remaining pasta sauce; toss to coat. Cook on medium heat 2 min. or until heated through, stirring occasionally.
  • Spoon pasta mixture onto serving plates; top with chicken.

Makeover - How We Did It

Save 340 calories and 18g of total fat, including 5.5g of saturated fat, per serving by substituting lower-fat Parmesan and mozzarella cheeses for the full-fat cheeses, and by substituting reduced-fat cracker crumbs for the bread crumbs. We also dipped the chicken in beaten egg whites instead of whole eggs, and cooked the chicken in a skillet sprayed with cooking spray instead of in hot oil. Finally, we reduced the amount of cooked pasta per serving from 1-1/2 cups to 1 cup.

Servings

  • 4 servings, 1/4 recipe (406 g) each

Healthy Living

Nutrition Bonus

This wonderful version of an Italian favourite provides an excellent source of calcium, per serving. Eating right never tasted so good.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 4 servings, 1/4 recipe (406 g) each
AMOUNT PER SERVING
Calories 510
% Daily Value
Total fat 10g
Saturated fat 4.5g
Cholesterol 80mg
Sodium 720mg
Carbohydrate 57g
Dietary fibre 8g
Sugars 9g
Protein 44g
   
Vitamin A 10 %DV
Vitamin C 10 %DV
Calcium 30 %DV
Iron 35 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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  • jennypenny28 |

    This was a very easy recipe but was lacking something. There wasn't much flavour. The pasta could have used something more in the sauce and the chicken was kind of soggy. I might make this again but with a lot of modifications.

  • Maryse_27 |

    Super easy and very tasty

  • feathermark |

    I finished off in the oven, too. Served it with rice and steamed veggies. Excellent flavour and so easy.

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