Chicken Parmesan & Zucchini Noodle Skillet Bake
Okay, you all probably know by now I am a lover of all food. But If I had to narrow down that love a bit to a specific food, Italian takes the cake.
I love it all. Everything from hearty tomato sauce, cheesy pastas, to chicken parmesan. My mom is also the queen of chicken parm and it is literally one of the best things in the world….So this is me trying to subside my cravings for her cooking. ??
This recipe could be one of my favorites and is a healthified spin on a classic! It has everything you could want:
>>low on carbs (thanks zucchini noodles ??)
>>all the comforting feels
>>cheesy, breaded chicken
>>hearty & satisfying
Also, skillet recipes are the BOMB.com and just happen to be one of my kitchen obsessions. I cook anything and everything I can in my cast iron. So, obviously I jump at the chance to share more recipes using it!
As far as this recipe goes, if you are a lover of pasta (like myself) this satisfies it all! I love it so much and hope you do too.
- 2 zucchinis
- 4 chicken breasts
- 4 slices mozzarella
- tomato sauce
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
- 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
- 1 tsp dried Italian herbs
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp salt & pepper
- fresh basil
Preheat oven to 425F. Toss bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, Italian herbs, garlic powder, and salt & pepper in a shallow dish. Heat oil in a medium sized pan over medium heat.
For chicken: if chicken breasts are on the thicker side, cut in halves and pound them thinner if needed. Lay each side of chicken breast in bread crumb mixture, sprinkling extra over top to make sure they're fully covered. Cook chicken in oiled pan for 3 minutes on each side, or until golden brown.
Bake: Cut zucchini into thin shreds or use a spiralizer. Place zucchini noodles in cast iron skillet and lay chicken on top. Cook for 8 minutes, remove from oven. Spread sauce and mozzarella cheese over chicken and cook for another 5 minutes - I usually broil on HI for the last 1 minutes to get a nice char. Sprinkle with fresh basil, parmesan cheese, and serve!