Dreamy, Skinny Lasagna Topped Chicken

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

Ingredients

2 chicken breasts (1 pound)

1 cup fat-free ricotta cheese or cottage cheese

1 egg

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

Instructions

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 6Blue
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

 

Comments

  1. I notice the WW purple plan points are missing on some of your recipes, but the blue and green are there. Any reason?

  2. Colleen,
    I’m so sorry but at this point I’ll only be including Blue and Green points. For all of these years, I use a different program than WW to input all of my recipes to do the nutrition facts and points.

    I have hundreds of recipes and don’t have the time to input them into WW to make the calculations for the purple plan. Maybe in the future.

    My best,

    Nancy

  3. I love your recipes and have used many of them but I wish you would compact your recipes and include a way to delete the picture so I don’t have to pay to print two pages. Many other sites I use make sure their recipe can be printed on one page.

  4. Sorry Barb, I see where it sounds confusing. I just fixed it. It now says, Spoon about ¼ cup of sauce on top of each chicken breast.
    Enjoy your dinner!
    My best,
    Nancy

  5. I made this last night. We loved it. So much flavor. We eat chicken often so this will be a regular on our menu.

  6. Carla, I’m so glad you enjoyed this chicken recipe. I usually have all the ingredients on hand and make it often too.
    All the best,
    Nancy

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