Chicken Parmesan and Herbed Oven Fries

A trio of fresh herbs--oregano, thyme, and basil--and grape tomatoes update this chicken Parmesan recipe. Fresh oregano and thyme also flavor the baked potato wedges.

Chicken Parmesan and Herbed Oven Fries
Servings: 4 Prep 20 mins Bake 400°F 30 mins Cook 14 mins


  • 2 baking potatoes (about 1-1/4 pounds total), cut into 1/2-inch wedges
  • 4 teaspoons chopped fresh oregano
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (about 6 ounces each)
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 pound grape tomatoes, halved
  • 2 tablespoons capers
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup basil leaves, torn into small pieces, plus 4 large basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella

Make It

1. Heat oven to 400 degrees F.

2. Place potato wedges on a baking sheet and coat with nonstick cooking spray. Mix oregano and thyme. Sprinkle 2 teaspoons of the mixture on the potatoes; season with 1/8 teaspoon of the salt and 1/8 teaspoon of the pepper. Bake at 400 degrees F for 30 minutes.

3. Coat a glass baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Add chicken; season with 1/8 teaspoon of the salt and 1/8 teaspoon of the pepper. After potatoes have cooked 10 minutes, add chicken to oven; cook 20 more minutes, until chicken is almost cooked through and potatoes are tender.

4. Meanwhile, in a skillet over medium-high heat, bring broth to a simmer. Add garlic and cook 1 minute. Stir in tomatoes, capers, tomato paste and remaining 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Simmer 8 minutes, stirring occasionally.

5. Stir remaining herb mixture and torn basil into sauce. Remove chicken from oven; add to skillet. Simmer, covered, for 5 minutes. Place a basil leaf and 2 tablespoons cheese on top of each chicken breast. Turn off heat; let stand, covered, until cheese melts. Spoon sauce over chicken and serve with fries.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 4; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 381, Fat, total (g): 6, chol. (mg): 108, sat. fat (g): 2, carb. (g): 34, fiber (g): 4, pro. (g): 48, sodium (mg): 866, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.