Garlic Parmesan Chicken – Quick, Healthy and 21-Day Fix Friendly!

This summer I am lucky enough to work from home and spend time with my kiddos. It’s exciting to be home with them! I’ve never had the opportunity to be a stay at home mom, and this summer I get a little taste of how wonderful it can be. Although it’s certainly wonderful, it’s also quite hectic! Trying to work a 40-hour work week while juggling making lunches, refereeing between two boys, and trying to keep all three kids off the tablets isn’t easy. When I’m off work at 5pm, I’m usually beat.

Even though I’m ready for a nap, the show must go on. On days like today (kids went swimming and the husband handled laundry) I try to put together something more than a frozen pizza for dinner. Luckily my garlic parmesan chicken packs a lot of flavor, but isn’t something you have to slave over.

Getting the chicken prepared for the oven is quick and easy! It takes less than 10 minutes to measure and mix the ingredients, then it’s just a matter of spreading the sauce over the chicken breasts, popping the chicken in the oven, and 45 minutes later you have a good ole’ chicken dinner!

For the Mixture:
You’ll need 1 cup of plain Greek yogurt (I find non-fat to be the best consistency, but any will do), ½ cup of grated parmesan cheese, 1 tablespoon of sour cream, 1 teaspoon of garlic powder, 1 teaspoon of seasoning salt, 1/2 teaspoon of pepper and 1/2 teaspoon of Italian seasoning. Blend all of ingredients into a bowl until consistency is creamy and smooth.

 

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Blend ingredients into a medium bowl until mixture is smooth and creamy

Preparing Chicken:
You’ll need 6 pieces of boneless, skinless chicken breasts. Spray a 9”x13” baking dish with non-stick cooking spray and spread chicken inside dish. Spread the mixture over each piece of chicken until all are evenly coated.

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Spread mixture evenly over chicken

Baking:
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Bake chicken for 45 minutes uncovered. Check your chicken at 30 minutes. I sometimes need to cover the chicken with foil so the cheese doesn’t burn. Chicken will be done when the cheese is golden on top and inside chicken is no longer pink.

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Bake until chicken is no longer pink in the center and cheese is a golden brown

Serve chicken with a side of veggies and wild rice for a perfectly balanced meal.

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Ingredients:
6 Boneless and Skinless Chicken Breasts
1-Cup Plain Greek Yogurt
½ Cup Parmesan Cheese
1-Tablespoon of Sour Cream
1-Teaspoon Seasoning Salt
1-Teaspoon Garlic Powder
1/2-Teaspoon Pepper
1/2-Teaspoon Italian Seasoning

Directions:
-Preheat oven to 375 degrees
-Coat 9×13 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray
-Blend yogurt, sour cream, cheese and seasoning in medium bowl until smooth and creamy
-Spread mixture evenly over chicken breasts
-Bake in 375 degree oven for 45 minutes uncovered (check at 30 minutes to see if you need to cover to keep cheese from burning)

21 Day Fix Container Count: 1 Red (1/2 piece of chicken 4oz. and Greek yogurt), 1 Yellow (wild rice), 1 Green (green beans), 1 Tablespoon (sour cream – you can also omit this and add a little more yogurt for the consistency)

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