Quick Chicken Parmesan

The flavors of Chicken Parmesan without the frying and breadcrumbs. This was my quick and so easy it's silly lunch yesterday...

Shelly's Quick Chicken Parmesan

Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts, pounded flat
2 Tablespoons Tomato Sauce (per breast)
1 Tablespoon Parmesan Cheese (per breast)
Olive Oil

Pound (with the flat side of a meat mallet) chicken breasts between two pieces of plastic wrap to 1/2 inch thickness. Brush lightly with olive oil. Place on BBQ with lid down for 5 minutes. Open lid and flip chicken. Spread tomato sauce on breast & sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. BBQ with the lid closed till chicken is done & cheese is melted. Use really good tomato sauce something with basil & oregano. Homemade or the only jarred I will use is Rao's which tastes like my Sicilian Grandma's.

This is great served with sauteed spinach or grilled zucchini or a mixed green salad.


mom of 2 boys said...

Been reading your blog for 6+ months now & have NEVER left a comment!! Not that I didn't want to but....working full time & I have two young boys! You can only imagine where all my free time goes...HA!! Anyhoo, I have lots of questions but, only have time for one...what do you consider a "good carb" for us post by pass patients?? I struggle with that! I had bypass 11/07 & have done great!! I have lost 170 pounds & have finally "stabilized" in the last few months, my weight may vary +/- 5 pounds. I just don't think I am getting enough carbs to maintain an adequate energy level. Any suggestions on carbs (they always seem to give me stomach pains/gas) &/or energy?? Thanks in advance...your blog ROCKS!!

Diane said...

This is something my kids and I have enjoyed for a loooong time. Pasta for them....veggies for me :-)

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Congrats Jennifer,

170 pounds is amzing!!!

Here's a site that is my go to for learning about good carbs versus bad carbs...


but basically oatmeal, whole wheat tortillas, fruits & veggies are mine. I don't do rice, pasta, bread or potatoes.

Hope this helps,

Anonymous said...

Hi Shelly:
I love following your website. I check it most every day. I have tried many of your recipes and love them all. I use the Max Protein and love it. I had surgery in January and have lost 90#s so far. I am at a plateau and have been for 6 weeks. Need to kick up the exercise and keep a better diary. Do you have a suggestion as to a way to do a kick start. I have tried the 5 day pouch and can only get through 3 days . Connie

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Hey Connie,

Congrats on your -90. That's about where I had my longest stall.. -80 for 1 month. Just keep doing what you are doing protein (maybe up it), water, watch those simple carbs, maybe change up the exercise a little if you walk do some cardio, if you do cardio do some swimming... different muscle groups shakes things up for me.

I hate that darn pouchtest crap. LOL. No dieting after WLS. WE had WLS to get off that roller coaster... it messes up your metabolism.

It will kick in again. I though WTH?! this is it... it wasn't ;)