Katie Cassidy’s Delicious and Healthy Chicken Parmesan Recipe: Try It!

Katie Cassidy
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Delicious and nutritious! Arrow star Katie Cassidy shares one of her go-to simple dinner recipes with Us Weekly: a lighter twist on the Italian classic chicken Parmesan.

"It's a quick and tasty meal that's a healthy take on one of my favorites," says the actress on the CW superhero show (Wednesdays, 8 p.m.), who is also the creator of the lifestyle blog Tomboy KC.

Healthy Chicken Parmesan

Ingredients:

1 egg white

2 tbsp olive oil

2 large pieces boneless skinless organic chicken

½ cup almond meal

1 cup Parmesan cheese

Pepper

1 package brown-rice fettuccine pasta

2 cups tomato sauce

1 cup mozzarella cheese

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a small bowl, whisk the egg white and olive oil. Brush the mixture over the chicken breasts.

2. In a small bowl, mix together the almond meal, ½ cup of the Parmesan cheese and pepper to taste. Roll the chicken into the dry mixture until it’s completely coated.

3. In a pan over medium heat, gently fry the coated chicken breasts until they’re golden brown, 3 to 4 minutes per side.

4. Bring a small pot of water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 2 minutes. Strain while the pasta is still slightly hard.

5. Mix the pasta with the tomato sauce and separate into two parts. Place the first part in a casserole dish and top with ½ cup of the mozzarella cheese. Layer the remaining pasta on top. Place the chicken on top and layer on the remaining ½ cup Parmesan and ½ cup mozzarella.

6. Bake until the cheese starts to slightly brown, 10 to 12 minutes. 

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