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Quinoa Chicken Parmesan

With an amazingly crisp quinoa crust, you'll never guess that this is actually so healthy and packed with tons of protein!

Prep
Cook
Serves 4people
Ingredients
1
cup of quinoa
1
tbs of Italian seasoning
2
boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut crosswise in half
kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1/2
cup of all-purpose flower
2
large eggs, beaten
1/2
cup of shredded mozzarella cheese
1/4
cup of grated Parmesan cheese
1
cup of marinara sauce, homemade or store-bought
1/4
cup of basil leaves, chiffonade
Directions
1.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly oil a baking sheet or coat with nonstick spray.
2.
In a large saucepan of 1 1/2 cups water, cook quinoa according to package instructions. Stir in Italian seasoning.
3.
Season chicken with salt and pepper, to taste.
4.
Working in batches, dredge chicken in flour, dip into eggs, then dredge in quinoa mixture, pressing to coat.
5.
Place chicken onto the prepared baking sheet. Place into oven and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown. Top with cheeses and marinara. Place into oven and bake until cheeses have melted, about 5 more minutes.
6.
Serve immediately, garnished with basil, if desired.

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