February 23, 2011

Weight Loss Wednesday

How are ya'll doing?  I'm not losing much weight but I'm hanging in there and chugging along with our goals.  You can read more about it and catch up on all previous posts HERE.

This week I thought I'd chat a bit about eating healthier.  When we hear the words "eat healthier" we think of salads, and tofu...at least I do.  I thought today I'd share a healthier version of a recipe our family loves.  I switched out a few things and they love it!   Give it a try!

Healthy Parmesan Crusted Chicken

12 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 1/2 cups plain yogurt  (instead of the mayo)
3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese (I'm cheap so I used Kraft from the can -- got it nearly free with sale and coupons!)
4 Roma tomatoes seeded and chopped
1 T Italian herbs
1 T basil
1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper

Crumbs:  (I left out the butter crackers and just sprinkled the following ingredients.)
3 T Parmesan cheese
1 1/2 tsp. oregano
1 tsp. garlic salt

The goal to cooking the chicken right is to have them the same size. You will want to cut each chicken breast into at least 3 separate equal sized pieces. Cut them on a slant not in three chunks...you want it to look pretty! :)

Place the chicken in 2 -- 9x13 baking dishes. In a bowl combine yogurt, parm. cheese, roma tomatoes, Italian herbs, basil, and cayenne pepper. Spread the mixture over the top of the chicken.

Mix the crumb ingredients and sprinkle over the chicken. Place in a pre-heated 425 degree oven and bake for 25-35 minutes until cooked through.

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