I must confess: I am not a fan of the Biggest Loser. I think the show promotes an unrealistic and unhealthy – even dangerous – approach to weight loss.
However there is one recipe I picked up during the first season, which I still use today: Adro’s Chicken Parma, a delicious low-fat version of chicken parmigiana. (Adro was the bald-headed guy who later went on to win the first series).
It’s been a while since I cooked it, and as it was one of those recipes I kept “in my head” rather than written down (that’s how easy it is!), I thought I’d better Google it to make sure I was doing it right. But I couldn’t find it anywhere!
I was forced to rely on my memory (scary!) – fortunately it turned out okay, so I thought I owed it to the world to make sure that the recipe for this simple, tasty, healthy version is still available. You’re welcome .
Adro’s Chicken Parma
- Chicken fillets (I think the original recipe called for breasts but we prefer thighs; I think breast fillets are lower in fat but the choice is entirely up to you).
- 1 jar salsa sauce
- thinly sliced (low-fat) cheese
- Cover an oven tray with baking paper, and place chicken fillets evenly across the top of the tray.
- Spoon a dollop of salsa sauce on each fillet – DO NOT ALLOW SPOON TO TOUCH CHICKEN – as this will contaminate the remainder of the jar (you most likely won’t need the whole jar so you may as well keep it!).
- Spread sauce over chicken with spoon.
- Top each fillet with a thin slice of cheese or two (to cover).
- Bake in a moderate oven until cooked – about 45 minutes.
As I am not a food stylist, the finished product doesn’t look particularly appetising in my photo, but trust me, it’s yummy!
Do you remember Adro from the first season of Biggest Loser? Do you think you’ll try Adro’s Chicken Parma out on your tribe?!