Recipe: Chickpea “Breaded” Chicken Parmesan
Author: Allie, Happiness Team Member
Prep Time: 15 Mins
Cook Time: 15 Mins
Makes: 4-6 Servings
I was inspired to make this dish for "Happiness Happens" week because it is a warm and comforting meal, served family style. Its bright colors make people smile and its decadent flavors & healthy ingredients make bellies happy
My version of chicken parmesan uses the delicious traditional elements but makes it a bit healthier & gluten free! The best is that it shouldn’t take you more than 30 minutes to make! This dish is especially great when served with my Rainbow Sharing Salad! I hope you love it <3
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Prepare a pot of boiling water for the pasta.
In a medium bowl, mix olive oil and minced garlic (sometimes I add fresh lemon zest to this too)!
In another medium sized bowl, mix together chickpea crumbs, parmesan cheese & seasonings.
Dip each chicken tender one by one into the olive oil mixture, then coat both sides with chickpea breading. Place on prepared baking sheet.
Bake the chicken for 15- 20 minutes, flipping them halfway through. These don’t take long to cook, but it depends on the thickness of your chicken. Cook until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F. For the last 5 minutes, top each chicken tender with a heaping spoonful of marinara and a slice of fresh mozzarella cheese. You can broil for a minute to brown the cheese to golden perfection.
While the chicken is baking, boil the pasta per instructions & heat the marinara sauce in a pot.
To serve- dish out a serving a pasta, add marinara sauce to taste, top with chicken parmesan and garnish with fresh basil and cabbage microgreens! Serve with a side salad to complete the meal. Enjoy!
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