Creamy Chicken Parmesan for Two

4.3
(24) 16 Reviews
Prep Time
10
min.
Total Time
45
min.
Servings

2 servings

Why limit yourself to soups and salads when you're cooking for two? This chicken Parmesan dish proves you can have an elegant meal with a little planning.

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  • Mix cracker crumbs and 1 Tbsp. Parmesan on small plate. Rinse chicken with cold water; dip in crumb mixture, turning to evenly coat both sides of each breast. Press crumbs gently into chicken to secure.
  • Bring 1 cup broth and water to boil in medium saucepan on medium-high heat. Add orzo; simmer on medium-low heat 9 min. or until most of liquid is absorbed and orzo is tender. Meanwhile, heat oil in large nonstick skillet on medium heat. Add chicken; cook 5 to 6 min. on each side or until done (165ºF). Remove chicken from skillet, reserving drippings in skillet; cover chicken to keep warm.
  • Add Neufchatel and remaining broth to drippings in skillet. Bring just to boil on medium heat, stirring constantly. Simmer 3 min. or until sauce is thickened, stirring frequently. Meanwhile, add vegetables to orzo mixture; simmer 2 min. or until heated through, stirring frequently.
  • Spoon orzo mixture onto 2 serving plates; top with chicken. Stir remaining Parmesan into Neufchatel sauce; spoon over chicken.

Food Facts

Orzo is a small rice-shaped pasta. Cooking it in the broth produces a creamy flavorful base for this tasty chicken dish.

Special Extra

Add a pinch of ground red pepper (cayenne) to the crumb mixture before using to coat the chicken.

Servings

  • 2 servings

Healthy Living

  • Low calorie
  • Generally Nutritious
  • Diabetes Center

Diabetes Center

  • Carb Choices: 3 Carb Choice

Diet Exchange

  • 3 Starch
  • 5 Meat (L)
  • 1/2 Fat

Nutrition Bonus

This flavorful low-calorie chicken recipe uses lean meat to help you and your family eat right.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 2 servings
AMOUNT PER SERVING
Calories 480
% Daily Value
Total fat 14g
Saturated fat 6g
Cholesterol 90mg
Sodium 780mg
Carbohydrate 44g
Dietary fiber 3g
Sugars 6g
Protein 42g
   
Vitamin A 20 %DV
Vitamin C 6 %DV
Calcium 15 %DV
Iron 15 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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  • BamaStudent |

    This is so good! The sauce is very creamy, and even if it's not quite smooth. I substituted the Ritz mix for Italian breadcrumbs the second time I made this, and it tastes just as good. I make this all the time and we absolutely love it.

  • mmacdonald7 |

    this recipe was delicious, although as mentioned by others, did need a lot of babysitting. the sauce was great and my chicken came out nice and crunchy!

  • kbolitho |

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