We tried out a new recipe this week. Chicken Parm is one of my favorites, but wanted to try a lightened up version. It worked perfectly with a side of spaghetti squash and red sauce. It was a quick & easy dinner. And as you can see, the girls enjoyed helping with the prep as well. I love that I am able to teach them how to eat healthy 


Clean Eating Chicken Parmesan

-1/2 cup cornmeal

-1/2 cup coconut flour**

-1 tsp. garlic powder

-2 tsp. finely grated lemon peel (lemon zest)

-½ tsp. sea salt (or Himalayan salt)

-½ tsp. ground black pepper

-1 large egg, lightly beaten

-¼ cup water

-6 (4-oz.) raw chicken breasts, boneless, skinless

-2 Tbsp. olive oil, divided use

-6 cups raw mixed vegetables

-Fresh parsley (for garnish; optional)

** You can use any combination of corn meal, coconut flour or almond flour for this recipe. Cornmeal and coconut flour is what I used but almond flour would work great.

1. Preheat oven to 425° F.

2. Combine almond flour, garlic powder, lemon peel, salt, and pepper in a shallow dish; mix well. Set aside.

3. Combine egg and water in a shallow dish; whisk to blend.

4. Dip each chicken breast into the egg mixture; dredge in flour mixture until evenly coated. Set aside.

5. Heat 1 Tbsp. oil in large, ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat.

6. Add chicken breasts; cook for 3 to 4 minutes on each side.

7. Place skillet in oven; bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until a thermometer inserted into the thickest part of each chicken breast reads 165° F.

8. While chicken is baking, heat remaining 1 Tbsp. oil in medium skillet over medium heat.

9. Add vegetables; cook, stirring frequently, for 2 to 3 minutes, or until tender-crisp.

10. Serve one chicken breast and 1 cup vegetables per serving garnished with parsley, if desired.