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BAKED CHICKEN PARMESAN
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Servings: 6

INGREDIENTS:
Vegetable oil spray
4 slices whole-wheat bread
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese (1-1/2 ounces)
1-1/2 tablespoons finely snipped fresh parsley
1-1/2 teaspoons paprika
3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme, crumbled
1/2 cup nonfat or low-fat buttermilk
6 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (about 4 ounces each), all visible fat removed
Vegetable oil spray

DIRECTIONS:
1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Lightly spray a rectangular baking sheet and slightly smaller cooling
rack with vegetable oil spray. Put rack on baking sheet. Set aside.
2. In a food processor or blender, process bread into fine crumbs. Pour into a shallow bowl.
3. Stir in Parmesan, parsley, paprika, garlic powder, and thyme into crumbs.
4. Pour buttermilk into a shallow bowl.
5. Rinse chicken and pat dry with paper towels. Dip chicken into buttermilk, shake off excess liquid, dredge in crumbs, and shake off excess crumbs. Put chicken on cooling rack. Spray each breast with vegetable oil spray.
6. Bake for 15 minutes, turn chicken, and bake for 10 minutes, or until done.

Nutritional Information Per Serving:
Calories: 209; Fat: 6 grams; Carbohydrates: 11 grams;
Protein: 28 grams; Sodium: 303 mg; Cholesterol: 68 mg
Exchanges: 3/4 Bread/Starch; 4 Low-Fat Meat

Source: "The New American Heart Association Cookbook"
This recipe appears courtesy of Random House and is excerpted from "The New American Heart Association Cookbook." You can find out about this cookbook at: http://diabeticnewsletter.com/23april2001



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