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Lighter Chicken Parm
Photo: Jason Wallis

Chicken Parm

Chicken Parm can become a real doorstop three ways: The chicken portions are too large, then breaded and deep-fried, then placed on a giant pillow of pasta. By splitting chicken breasts lengthwise, we maintain maximum surface area for lots of crispy coating satisfaction while using half the meat. Sayonara, though, to most of the high-calorie pasta: It now plays a supporting role. This recipe also shows that bypassing the deep fryer and minimizing the oil in the sauté pan can still give you crispy cutlets, with a lot less fuss. A sizable serving of high-flavor broccoli rabe fills out this delicious plate.

THE CLASSIC
• 1,422 calories per serving
62 grams fat
18.9 grams saturated fat

THE MAKEOVER
• 503 calories per serving
16.5 grams fat
5.2 grams saturated fat

View Recipe: Chicken Parmesan with Spaghetti

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