You obviously can’t have the typical breaded and very cheesy version of this traditional Italian dish while you are on the P90X plan. But you can have something similar to kick any chicken parmesan cravings you might be having. This is a simple recipe and one that is great for people who select the portion approach. It’s simple but does require some cook time. Make enough on the weekend for lunch leftovers throughout the week and you will thank yourself.
2- 3 oz. portions of boneless skinless chicken breasts
2 T. Olive Oil
2 oz. Parmesan Cheese
2 Cups Cooked Whole Grain Spaghetti
2 Cups Spaghetti Sauce (plain, no cheese or meat added)
Italian Spice Blend
Heat stove top grill or skillet on medium heat. Coat pan with 1 T. of olive oil and add chicken breasts seasoned with Italian spices and black pepper. Heat spaghetti sauce and boil pasta while chicken is cooking. Cook chicken, turning once, until golden brown and cooked through (180 degrees, approximately 10 minutes per side depending on thickness). When pasta is al dente (tender-firm), remove from heat and drain. Stir the other tablespoon of olive oil into the pasta and serve pasta with chicken and sauce on top. Top each serving with 1 oz of parmesan cheese.
This recipe serves two and each serving includes: 1 protein, 1 vegetable, and 1 grain. Double the chicken if you are short on your daily proteins.