Chicken Parmesan

30 Mar
 Remember when I said this? 

Mommy Goals 2010:  Create a food journal. I already have a “menu plan” which is everything I cook. Due to a very picky husband, rarely does it change. I want to take each meal and create a calorie count and serving size for each. I am currently expecting and cannot diet, but as soon as this sweet bean pops out, it’s back to diet and exercise for this family!”

Time to get started on making a calorie counting chart!  So, here is the recipe, cost (varies), and calorie count for my favorite dish that I cook:  Chicken Parmesan.

Chicken Parmesan Recipe

Makes 4 servings

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2 – 16 oz chicken breast, skinless, boneless
1/2 cup breadcrumbs
1/4 cup parmesan cheese, grated
1/4 cup italian dressing
cup prepared spaghetti sauce
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese


Pour dressing onto a plate.  Combine breadcrumbs and parmesan on a seperate plate.  Slice the breasts thinly to make 4 breasts.  Dip each breast in the dressing and then in the bread crumb mixture.  Place in a greased 9 x 13.  Bake at 350* for approximately 25 minutes.  Lightly top each chicken breast with spaghetti sauce and sprinkle with cheese.  Place back into oven until cheese is melted.  Enjoy!


 Calorie Count:

  • Skinless Chicken breast – 48 calories per oz
  • 1/2 c Progresso bread crumbs – 220 calories
  • 1/4 c Kraft Parmesan and Romano – 80 calories
  • 1/4 c Ken’s Italian dressing – 220 calories
  •      1 c Ragu spaghetti sauce – 70 calories
  • 1/2 c Kraft Italian Five Cheese – 180

Total Calorie Count:  577 calories per serving

My Cost: (Remember, I buy these as they go on sale snd stock up.  Also, the final price I list is only for the portion I use.)

  • Skinless Chicken breast – ($1.79/lb) , 2 lbs = $3.58
  • Progresso bread crumbs – ($0.75 each), 1/2 c =  $0.19
  • Kraft Parmesan and Romano – ($2.99 each), 1/4 c = $0.75
  • Ken’s Italian dressing – ($0.49 each), 1/4 c = $0.13
  • Ragu spaghetti sauce – ($1 each), 1 c = $0.33
  • Kraft Mozzarella – ($0.49 each), 1/2c =$0.13

Original Cost:  $9.30 or $2.33 per serving

Final Exact Cost:  $5.11 for the dish or $1.28 per

Want to add your favorite recipe with the exact calorie count and cost?  email me and I’ll add it as a post!  (adventuresinmomville at gmail dot com)

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