Sabroso Saturday: Baked Chicken Parmesan

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My sons love chicken cutlets! I used to fry them but discovered they were just as tasty, and much healthier, when baked. While at BlogHer in New York, I attended an event where Ragu provided a variation of my baked chicken cutlets. I loved it! I also love that the recipe allows me to use my left over chicken cutlets in a different manner, making it feel like a brand new meal. 

Note:  I changed ingredients to cut down on prep time. I used seasoned dry bread crumbs, any brand will do, versus seasoning plain bread crumbs myself. I also used Light Ragu sauce versus the suggested Ragu Old Word Style Pasta Sauce. These changes were made to save time and calories.  I do not think they changed the taste of the meal.


Prep Time: 20 minutes | Cook Time: 30 minutes| 6 servings


  • 3/4 cup seasoned dry bread crumbs (I used Italian dry bread crumbs)
  • 6 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (about 2 lbs.)
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 jar (1 lb. 10 oz.) Ragú Pasta Sauce (I used Ragu’s Light sauce) 
  • 1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese (about 4 oz.)


  1. Preheat oven to 400°. Place bread crumbs in a bowl. Dip chicken in egg, then crumb mixture; turn to coat.
  2. Arrange chicken in 13 x 9-inch baking dish. Bake 20 minutes.
  3. Pour Pasta Sauce over chicken; top with cheese. Bake an additional 10 minutes or until chicken is thoroughly cooked.


Once cooked, you can serve with pasta, in a sandwich or with a salad. 

Tip: You can double up the recipe and freeze chicken cutlets for future use by not completing  steps 2 and 3. When you are ready to prepare, preheat oven and begin with step 2.

Enjoy! ;)



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Migdalia Rivera, also known as Ms. Latina in social media, is a single Latina mother of a teen, tween and 2 Australian Shepherds. When not blogging, or chasing after her energetic bunch, she connects influential bloggers with brands and PR agencies via her blogger network, Stiletto Media.

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  • Ofelia August 14, 2010, 12:30 pm

    Chicken is definitely a versatile ingredient, it’s an ingredient in my recipe this week! My daughter is already trying to assemble ingredients for this chicken parmesan recipe.

  • Rachel August 15, 2010, 12:40 pm

    Mmm. I love chicken parm. Its filling and drives my taste buds wild. My hubby loves chiken parm too. I must try this recipe at home.


  • Carolyn G August 15, 2010, 7:02 pm

    Your chicken parm looks good. I need to try this recipe!

  • Alice August 27, 2010, 4:44 pm

    Yum, this looks delish!

  • Elsa January 20, 2011, 1:40 am

    Mmmmm, can’t wait to make this. Will definitely be back for more recipies.
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