Weight Watchers Easy Healthy Baked Chicken Parmesan

WW Recipe of the Day: Easy Healthy Baked Chicken Parmesan
(297 calories | 6 5 5 myWW *SmartPoints value per serving)

A short time ago I received this recipe for this easy healthy baked chicken parmesan from one of my Weight Watcher’s AT WORK meeting members, who said it’s a dish her whole family enjoys.

As soon as I read the description, lightly breaded chicken cutlets topped with sliced fresh tomatoes, basil leaves and a sprinkling of mozzarella, and then quickly baked, I added it to my list of “must try” recipes.

The recipe is from the Weight Watchers cookbook, Simply Delicious: 245 No-Fuss Recipes All 8 Points or Less, which has now been added to my Amazon Wish List.

To save fat and calories, I’ve been baking my chicken parmesan for years, using a more traditional topping of marinara sauce and mozzarella.

This sounded even lighter and healthier!

Skinny on Weight Watchers Baked Chicken Parmesan

To increase the crispy factor of this healthy baked chicken parmesan, I used Panko instead of the plain dry bread crumbs called for.

And following the instructions to brush the chicken with reduced-calorie mayonnaise before coating with the crumbs kept the chicken incredibly moist and tender.

As you can see from the photo, my chicken breasts were much bigger than 4 ounces, so I used my digital kitchen scale and divided them into reasonable portions before serving.

A refreshing change from traditional chicken parmesan, Rod and I liked this easy healthy baked chicken parmesan so much we ended up eating this lighter healthier version two nights in a row.

How Many Calories and WW Points in this Lighter Healthier Baked Chicken Parmesan?

According to my calculations, each serving of this Healthy Baked Chicken Parmesan has about 297 calories and:

6 *SmartPoints (Green plan)
5 *SmartPoints (Blue plan)
5 *SmartPoints (Purple plan)
8 *PointsPlus (Old plan)

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If you like this healthy baked chicken parmesan, be sure to check out my other easy Weight Watchers friendly recipes including: Simple 2-Ingredient Slow Cooker Italian Chicken, WW Spaghetti with Chicken Meatballs, Crock Pot Chicken Marbella, Chicken & Polenta with Zucchini Tomato Sauce and Easy 3-Ingredient Slow Cooker Creamy Italian Chicken

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Lightened Up Chicken Parmesan


WW Baked Chicken Parmesan Recipe

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A ightened-up version of the Italian-American classic – topped with sliced tomatoes and basil instead of sauce and baked instead of fried – this easy healthy baked chicken parmesan is sure to become a family favorite!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword baked Italian chicken, baked parmesan chicken, easy chicken parmesan
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 33 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 297kcal


  • 4 (4 ounces each) boneless, skinless chicken breasts, pounded to even 1/2-inch thickness
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 1 large tomato, cut into 8 slices
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 8 basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup shredded reduced-fat mozzarella or provolone cheese
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese


  • Preheat the oven to 425F degrees. Coat a baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Sprinkle the chicken breasts with salt and then brush both sides of them with the mayonnaise.
  • Place the crumbs in a large zipper-close plastic bag. Add the chicken breasts, one at a time, and shake to coat evenly with the crumbs.
  • Place the chicken on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Top each piece of chicken with the tomato slices and then drizzle evenly with the oil.
  • Top each tomato slice with the basil and then sprinkle evenly with the mozzarella cheese.
  • Bake until the chicken is cooked through and the cheese is melted and bubbly and beginning to turn lightly golden, 12 to 18 minutes.
  • Sprinkle with the Parmesan and serve.


6 *SmartPoints (Green plan)

5 *SmartPoints (Blue plan)

5 *SmartPoints (Purple plan)

8 *PointsPlus (Old plan)


Serving: 1chicken breast | Calories: 297kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 13g | Fiber: 1g

Source: Slightly adapted from Simply Delicious: 245 No-Fuss Recipes All 8 Points or Less by Weight Watchers

*PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT each plan’s ZeroPoint Foods (Green plan, Blue plan, Purple plan) using the WW Recipe Builder.

More Video Recipes for Baked Chicken Parmesan

Watch this video to see how Dani from Clean & Delicious makes her own version of Baked Chicken Parmesan:

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Martha McKinnonMartha is the founder and main content writer for Simple-Nourished-Living.

A longtime lifetime WW at goal, she is committed to balancing her love of food and desire to stay slim while savoring life and helping others do the same.

She is the author of the Smart Start 28-Day Weight Loss Challenge.

A huge fan of the slow cooker and confessed cookbook addict, when she’s not experimenting in the kitchen, you’re likely to find Martha on her yoga mat.

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