All the delicious flavors you love from lasagna smothered on top of chicken breasts and baked until velvety goodness. No noodles here. Each serving has 311 calories, 9 grams of fat, and 6 Blue WW Freestyle SmartPoints, and 6 Green. I’m pretty sure you are going to LOVE this chicken!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
2 chicken breasts (1 pound)
1 cup fat-free ricotta cheese or cottage cheese
3 teaspoons Italian seasoning, divided
2 teaspoons fresh garlic, crushed
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup light shredded mozzarella, divided
1¼ cup jarred pasta, marinara or pizza sauce, I used Classico pizza sauce, divided
Salt and Pepper, to taste
4 teaspoons Parmesan cheese, grated
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cut each chicken breast in half to create 4 breasts. Butterfly chicken breasts (split each chicken breast horizontally and open it like a book) Place all 4 chicken breasts in a lightly greased baking dish.
2. In a small mixing bowl, stir together ricotta cheese, egg, 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning, garlic, salt, and ¾ cup mozzarella cheese. Spoon about ¼ cup of sauce on top of each chicken breast. Spread ricotta mixture on top of sauce. Drizzle remaining pasta sauce over chicken. Top with each with 1 tablespoon mozzarella cheese. Sprinkle each with 1 teaspoon Parmesan cheese. Finally, top each with remaining Italian seasonings and season with salt and pepper.
4. Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes, until chicken is cooked through.
5. This recipe can easily be doubled or tripled. Leftovers freeze great!
Makes 4 servings.
WW Freestyle SmartPoints 6–Blue
WW SmartPoints 6-Green
WW POINTS PLUS 5
|SKINNY FACTS: for 1 serving
311 calories, 9g fat, 4g sat. fat, 133mg chol, 18g protein, 14g carbs, 1g fiber, 948mg sod, 10g sugar
|FACTS: for Freestyle SmartPoints
173 calories, 3g sat. fat, 16g protein, 10g sugar