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Monday, August 17, 2009

Quick & Easy Turkey or Chicken Parmesan

Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 15 minutes

• 2 cups of homemade tomato sauce or PC Blue Menu tomato basil jarred sauce

• ½ cup of pine nuts, coarsely chopped, wheat free breadcrumbs or whole grain breadcrumbs

• 1 ounce freshly grated Parmesan cheese (1/4 cup)

• ½ teaspoon dried Italian seasoning or dried basil, rosemary or thyme

• 1 pound turkey cutlets or chicken breast, about 1/3 inch thick

• 2 teaspoons of extra virgin olive oil

• 2 ounces of shredded part skim mozzarella cheese (1/2 cup)

• Sea salt and black pepper (optional)

Note: Parmesan and Mozzarella cheese may be replaced with Goat cheese.

Heat oven to broil.
Bring sauce to low simmer in a small saucepan over medium-low heat.
Remove from heat and cover to keep warm.

Stir together pine nuts or breadcrumbs, Parmesan and Italian seasoning in a wide, shallow dish.
Season turkey or chicken on both sides with sea salt and pepper, then dredge both sides in the nut or breadcrumb mixture, pressing to adhere.

Heat oil in a large non- stick skillet over medium-low heat. Add turkey or chicken and cook until coating is golden brown and juices run clear, about 4 minutes per side. If nuts brown too quickly, reduce heat.

Place turkey or chicken in a baking pan, top evenly with mozzarella and broil until cheese melts, about 30 seconds.

Spoon ½ cup of warm sauce on each plate and top each with a piece of turkey or chicken.

Makes 4 servings

Source: JM Nutrition, Julie Mancuso, Registered Holistic Nutritionist

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