Easy Chicken Recipes: Baked Chicken Breasts, Italian Style
Easy chicken recipes are just about my favorite.
Everyone seems to love chicken and no matter what healthy diet you are on, it works.
Chicken is one of the low fat protein foods as well as a low carb food.
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Ingredients: Boneless chicken breasts, or other chicken pieces of your choice Garlic powder Onion powder Salt and pepper Tomato slices Olive oil Parmesan cheese
Directions: Spray a glass casserole dish with non-stick spray. Use whatever size casserole fits the amount of chicken you are using.
Sprinkle each chicken breast with salt and pepper, garlic powder and onion powder. I use a generous amount of the garlic and onion powders to coat the breasts on both sides. They add a lot of favor with no fat. Do not use garlic and onion salt, or if you do, don't salt the meat, as it will be too salty. Place the chicken pieces in the baking dish.
Lay a large slice or two small slices of tomato on each breast. Drizzle with a bit of olive oil. No need to use a lot. Even a teaspoon makes a big difference in the taste and texture when it is done.
Bake at 375ºF for about 20 minutes.
Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of Parmesan cheese on each chicken breast. Bake for another 5 minutes.
Try a fresh basil leaf under the tomato slice. It adds wonderful flavor.
I have used boneless chicken breasts. Feel free to substitute other chicken parts if you prefer.
Taking the skin off lowers the fat content drastically.
Calories from Fat 162;
Total Fat 18.0g; Saturated Fat 4.3g; Cholesterol 128mg; Sodium 310mg; Total Carbohydrates 2.4g;
Vitamin A 7%; Vitamin C 7%; Calcium 6%; Iron 11%
(Percentages based on a 2000 calorie per day diet)