A few years ago, my husband and I did Phase One of the South Beach Diet as a jump start for a new exercise and diet routine. We knew we didn’t want follow the whole thing but looked into the first phase and thought it would be good for us. After the two weeks of following it to the letter, Josh had lost 11 lbs and I had lost 7 lbs! Not two bad! Recently, Josh decided to do Phase One again, so I was looking for recipes that our whole family would enjoy but would work within the boundaries of the South Beach Diet. I found this recipe from Spark Recipes. It looked pretty good so I thought I’d give it a try!
Adapted from Spark Recipes
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1/2 cup of low sugar pasta sauce
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese (grated)
1/4 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs
1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup mozzarella cheese (shredded)
Preheat oven to 350°F. In shallow bowl, combine Parmesan cheese, bread crumbs, garlic, salt and pepper. Coat each chicken breast in the bread crumb mixture, pressing down to make sure it’s coated well. Place on baking sheet or stone. Spread pasta sauce on chicken breast, about 2 tablespoons each chicken breast.
Bake for 20-25 minutes until chicken is done. Use meat thermometer to make sure internal temperature of the chicken is at least 180°F. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese on the chicken and broil for 2-4 mins until cheese is melted and slightly brown.
I served the boys’ and my chicken with spaghetti noodles and veggies…Josh just got the chicken and veggies. 🙂 We all really enjoyed this and have put it in our family recipe box as one of our favorites! Enjoy!
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