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Healthy Italian Chicken Recipe {Weeknight Cooking}

May 16, 2016

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Ready for a healthy Italian chicken recipe for weeknight cooking?

I’m always looking to clean up yummy recipes to make them a little bit healthier!  This one was inspired by my love of anything Italian and from a delicious balsamic chicken I had at a local restaurant here in Pittsburgh!  I love easy chicken recipes and this one is definitely a weeknight favorite.  I’m also a huge chicken fan so this naturally will become a staple in our home!healthy italian chicken recipe

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clean eating meal plan21 day fix spicesI used 1/4 – 1/2 cup almond milk and one egg to coat the chicken.  Gently whisk.gluten free italian chickenThe breading and milk combo will make enough for up to 4 small chicken breasts.  I used two larger ones.  Dip each chicken breast in the milk/egg combo then coat with spice/coconut four mixture.  Now here is the step that is crucial to getting crispy chicken!  Heat 2 tsp olive oil in a skillet over medium heat.  Sear the chicken on both sides, 3-4 minutes per side.  Once seared, place in a cooking dish sprayed with nonstick cooking spray.

healthy italian chicken recipeAlmost done!

Cover chicken with a can of diced tomatoes!  I used plain tomatoes, but I think next time I would find italian diced tomatoes to add a little more Italian spice.  Place in an oven preheated to 400 degrees.  Let chicken cook 25-30 minutes or until cooked through.
clean eating costco recipe21 day fix italian balsamic chickenWhile chicken is cooking, measure 1/2 cup of balsamic vinegar and put into small saucepan.  Let vinegar come to a simmer and simmer for 10 minutes or until liquid is reduced in half and has thickened.  21 day fix aldiSprinkle mozzarella cheese over chicken and put back in over for 2 minutes to melt.  Drizzle with balsamic glaze.  A chiffonade basil topping would also make this dish perfect!  healthy italian chicken recipe

This dish would be yummy served with a side salad or some steamed broccoli!  Gluten free and totally clean eating approved!  YUM!

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7 Comments

  • Bethany

    May 16, 2016 at 5:21 pm

    I am adding this to my menu plan right now.

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      May 17, 2016 at 2:27 pm

      Yay! so good Bethany 🙂

  • Whitney

    May 16, 2016 at 6:18 pm

    Im always in search for a good new chicken recipe and I cant say having a healthier version is a bad idea 😉 Pinning this! Thanks.

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      May 17, 2016 at 2:27 pm

      You’re going to love this one Whitney!

  • Allison – Celebrating Sweets

    May 16, 2016 at 10:09 pm

    This sounds delish! And yes, I would love it with steamed broccoli.

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      May 17, 2016 at 2:27 pm

      Thank you Allison!!

  • patricia

    May 17, 2016 at 2:28 am

    That looks really yummy!

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