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Lighter Baked Chicken Parmesan with Zucchini Noodles

  • Author: Krista
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 50 mins
  • Total Time: 55 mins
  • Yield: 5 1x
  • Category: Poultry, Kid Friendly, Easy Dinner Recipes

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Ingredients

Chicken Parmesan:

  • 5 boneless chicken breast cutlets
  • 1.5 tablespoons olive oil (i used roasted garlic olive oil for a little flavor)
  • 3/4 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon dry basil
  • 4 oz. fresh mozzarella ball, cut into 5 slices

Tomato Sauce:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3/4 cup finely diced red onion
  • 28 oz. Muir Glen crushed fire roasted tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoons grape seed oil
  • 3 large zucchini, inspiralized into noodles
  • fresh basil for garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Bring a medium sauce pan to medium high heat, add 1 tablespoon of olive oil and red onion. Saute for 3-4 minutes until onions become translucent.
  3. Add garlic and saute for 30 seconds add in crushed tomatoes, salt and pepper.
  4. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes. Set aside when finished.
  5. Spray a baking sheet with PAM cooking spray, set aside.
  6. In a large shallow dish add panko, parmesan cheese, and dry basil. Toss to mix.
  7. Pat chicken cutlets dry. Pour 1.5 tablespoons of olive oil in small dish. Using a cooking brush, coat both sides of the raw chicken with olive oil.
  8. Put coated chicken in panko mixture and generously coat both sides. Be sure to press the mixture into the chicken so it sticks.
  9. Place coated chicken breasts on greased baking sheet. Once on baking sheet, gently spray the top of the chicken breast with olive oil
  10. Bake for 15 minutes, turn over back another 15 minutes.
  11. Top each chicken breast with 1-2 tablespoons of tomato sauce and 1 slice of mozzarella cheese, bake for 5 minutes until cheese is melted.
  12. Heat a large skillet to medium high heat. Add grape seed oil and zucchini noodles. Saute for 2-3 minutes. Remove and let sit for 2-3 minutes.
  13. Serve Zucchini Noodles with one chicken parmesan and top with a little tomato sauce and fresh basil.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 chicken parmesan with noodles
  • Calories: 387
  • Sugar: 14 g
  • Sodium: 661 mg
  • Fat: 15 g
  • Carbohydrates: 31 g
  • Fiber: 5 g
  • Protein: 35 g
  • Cholesterol: 71 mg