Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Healthy Chicken Parmesan



Hi everyone, I hope you are all well today.  For today's recipe I am making chicken Parmesan.  However this recipe is a bit different, we are not frying, breading or add very little fat to this recipe.  Trust me its still fantastic.  I want to first begin by saying a little pet peeve of mine.  That is with every health food recipe I have come across its all veggies and fish and that is fine but realistically there is no way in hell I could remain satisfied with veggies and fish or chicken alone.  I find myself screaming at the tv on some shows that are trying to help people lose weight because if you dont like the food your eating or if you get bored with it, you will resort to your old habits.  They preach moderation however according to some psychological studies that is unrealistic too.  They will tell you of scientific studies that the human body is conditioned to eat large amounts of food that they like.  Its based on survival and the instinct that if you have it in plenty today you may not have it tomorrow.  With that being said why cant you just revamp all the things you like in a healthier way?  None of these shows touch on that its just restrict, vegan, restrict, tofu, restrict.  I personally am done with that so as my promise to my readers I will have more recipes in the future that are healthier versions of the junk we all love.   Sorry for the long info it just needed to be said.  Now lets get cooking !


Ingredients:


6-8 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1/2 jar or 2 cups of your homemade spaghetti sauce you can use store bought too
3 diced tomatoes fresh
2 cloves of garlic minced
1 onion chopped
1/4 cup lowfat mozzarella cheese you can use fresh or shredded
1 tablespoon of dried oregano 
1 tablespoon of dried basil
1 tablespoon of dried rosemary (with the herbs you can use fresh if you like)


Instructions:



HERE IS A VIDEO WHERE I SHOW YOU HOW TO MAKE THIS


Wash and dry your chicken breasts.  Rub all your dried herbs on to the chicken and put the chicken breasts in a slow cooker.  Next add all other ingredients except for the cheese.  Cook on low for about 3-6 hours or high for 2-3 hours.  When the chicken is cooked through sprinkle the cheese onto the chicken and the sauce and cover.  The heat from the slow cooker will melt the cheese.  You can serve this as is with a side salad or over whole wheat pasta or make a sandwich out of it.  I dont know the numbers on this but I do know that its better for you than just getting it fried and covered in oils.  Have a wonderful day all and live, laugh and love.

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