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Skinny Parmesan Crusted Chicken

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Skinny Parmesan Baked Chicken is a lightened-up version of Parmesan chicken. This easy chicken recipe is baked in the oven and is extra flavorful and juicy with a crunchy topping.

I did a sponsored post for Hellmann’s a few weeks ago. Part of the “assignment” was to browse their recipes and find one to feature. I used their chicken salad recipe for the post, but I also came across a very yummy-looking recipe for Parmesan Crusted Chicken.

I made an easy substitution to make the dish lighter and the entire family really enjoyed the dish.

To lighten up the recipe, I replaced most of the mayo with yogurt and used half the amount of bread crumbs. You would never know this is a lightened-up version unless I told you!

Give it a try!

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parmesan crusted chicken

Skinny Parmesan Crusted Chicken

  • Author: Jamie Sanders
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: main dish
  • Method: oven
  • Diet: Low Calorie


  • 3/8 cup of low-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1/8 cup of mayonnaise (I just filled a 1/2 cup 3/4 way with the yogurt and then the rest of the way with the mayo)
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (about 11/4 lbs.)
  • 2 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 cup dry bread crumbs


  1. Preheat oven to 425°.
  2. Combine the mayo, Greek yogurt, and Parmesan cheese in a medium bowl.
  3. Arrange chicken on a baking sheet. Evenly top with yogurt mixture, then sprinkle with bread crumbs and Italian seasoning.
  4. Bake 20 minutes or until the chicken is thoroughly cooked.

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  1. Thanks so much for linking up with us at Tickled Pink! I am featuring this post on my blog tonight. Feel free to stop by later and grab a button! 🙂

  2. That looks amazing – makes me want to cook :o)
    Thanks for linking!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  3. Looks like a quick yummy dinner dish. I'd serve it with roasted veggies and a big bowl of chilled melon!
    Great blog–I'm you newest follower.

  4. Oh my..that sounds DELICIOUS!!! My mouth is watering as I look at the pictures and read the recipe. YUM! Thanks so much for sharing at Thursday's Temptation.

  5. I made this it is awesome, hubby wants it on a weekly rotation, my teens loved it and my babies loved, almost never get a uninamous high 5!

  6. Stopping by from Miz Helen's Full Plate Thursday. This recipe sounds wonderful. I'll have to give it a try.