Crispy Breaded Tilapia Recipe

Crispy Breaded Tilapia

A delicious breaded tilapia recipe coated with a Parmesan cheese breading and topped with a chunky balsamic tomato sauce

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  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 cup chopped yellow onion
  • 1 can (14.5 oz each) Hunt's® Diced Tomatoes with Basil, Garlic and Oregano, undrained
  • 1 can (8 oz each) Hunt's® Tomato Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup Italian-style bread crumbs
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 4 tilapia fillets, thawed if frozen (4 fillets = 1 lb)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

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Serving Size: 4 servings (1 fillet with 1/2 cup sauce each)
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  1. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion; cook 3 to 4 minutes or until tender. Add undrained tomatoes, sauce and vinegar. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Meanwhile, combine cheese and bread crumbs in shallow dish. Place egg in another shallow dish.
  3. Sprinkle fish with salt and pepper. Heat remaining 2 tablespoons oil in 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Dip each fillet in egg, coating both sides. Coat with cheese mixture; place in skillet. Cook 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily with fork (145°F). Serve tomato mixture over fish.
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Amount per Serving
Calories 315  
  % Daily Value*
Total fat 15 g 23%
Saturated fat 3 g 16%
Cholesterol 82 MG 27%
Sodium 956 MG 40%
Carbohydrate 18 g 6%
Dietary fiber 3 g 13%
Sugars 8 g
Protein 26 g
Vitamin A   12%
Vitamin C   26%
Calcium   12%
Iron   10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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Ratings & Reviews
7 Reviews for Crispy Breaded Tilapia
Delicious. New favorite for lent. Healthy, fresh, super quick and easy. The recipe on the back of the can omits the small can of tomato sauce that you need, but it is correct on the web site. I made it with fresh haddock and it was fabulous.
Mar 03, 2015
super easy and super delicious!!! enough said
Jan 15, 2014
My family would call this recipe a "Keeper"!
Oct 22, 2013
healthy and take less than one hour to make.
like to cook,
Oct 08, 2013
Great recipe. I'm always on the look for new recipes with fish. Thanks a lot, it is delicious.
Mar 18, 2013
I made this for dinner tonight and it was super easy, quick and my family really liked it. I will definitely be making this again.
Easy and Tasty,
Mar 08, 2013

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