This dish was named this because the author said the dish is "hot, spicy and Italian" just like Sophia Loren! Dana Carpender has written a slew of fantastic low-carb cookbooks, you can look forward to many of her recipes posted here in the future!
By the way, please forgive my lack of food porn but the lighting in this house is so bad, I can't get very good food photos. You'll have to settle for the cheesecake above. *wink*
Sophia Loren Chicken
6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 3 pounds)
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 TBS dried parsley
1 TBS dried oregano
2 tsp paprika
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
6 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
1 cup hot sauce, like Franks
Preheat oven to 350*. Cut chicken into bite-sized pieces and set aside. Line a baking sheet with foil.
Combine cheese and spices in a bowl. Combine EVOO and garlic in another bowl. Dip chicken in the olive oil first and then the cheese to cover. Place on foil-lined sheet.
Bake for 45 minutes. After removing from oven, place chicken in a bowl and pour hot sauce over, thoroughly coating each piece.
Yield: 6 servings, each with: 364 calories, 24g fat, 33g protein, 3g carbs, 1g fiber, for 2g usable carbs