Quinoa Crusted Chicken Parmesan from Closet Cooking

Healthy baked, crispy quinoa crusted chicken parmesan topped with melted cheese and marinara sauce.


Servings: 4

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Ingredients
  • 4 (4-6 ounce) boneless, and skinless chicken breasts
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked quinoa (~1/2 cup dry cooked with 1 cup liquid)
  • 1 teaspoon italian seasoning blend
  • 1 cup mozzarella, shredded
  • 1/4 cup parmigiano regginao (parmesan), grated
  • 2 cups marinara sauce, hot
  • 2 tablespoons basil, torn
Directions
  1. Season the chicken with salt and pepper, dredge in flour, dip in egg and coat in the mixture of the quinoa and italian seasoning.
  2. Place the chicken on a rack on a baking pan and bake in a preheated 400F oven until cooked and lightly golden brown, about 25-30 minutes.
  3. Transfer the chicken to a baking dish, top with the cheese and broil until it has melted, about 2-4 minutes.
  4. Plate the chicken and top with hot marinara sauce and fresh torn basil and enjoy!
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