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Whole Wheat Panko and Herb–Crusted Chicken Recipe

Looking for a healthy meal for date night? Look no further. This Whole Wheat Panko and Herb–Crusted Chicken Recipe from Dr. Oz’s FOOD CAN FIX IT, is packed with protein and has extra veggie power (just add your favorite veggies as a side!) This meal will leave you full and feeling fabulous.

 

 

 

SERVES 2

6 tablespoons whole wheat panko bread crumbs
Zest of 1 lemon
2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
1/ 2 teaspoon coarse salt
1 (12-ounce) boneless, skinless chicken breast, halved
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
2 teaspoons olive oil

Preheat the oven to 400°F.

In a shallow bowl, mix the panko, lemon zest, parsley, pepper, and salt. Dip the chicken into the egg, then coat with the panko mixture, patting it on carefully.

Heat the olive oil in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook for 1 to 2 minutes per side. Transfer to a baking sheet and bake for 18 to 20 minutes. Serve with a big side salad.

Note: Whole wheat panko is good for more than just breading. Sprinkle it over slow-cooked dishes—such as chili or stews—to add a crisp, crunchy texture.

(BEFORE SIDE SALAD) 354 CAL, 14 G FAT (3 G SATURATED), 43 G PROTEIN, 13 G CARB, <1 G SUGAR, 2 G FIBER, 652 MG SODIUM PER SERVING

EXTRA VEGGIE POWER! Serve with a nice helping of steamed green beans or asparagus.

Date night is always better with dessert! ;)

Photo credit: Sarah Anne Ward

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