Baked Parmesan Chicken with Zucchini Noodles

Baked Parmesan Chicken with Zucchini Noodles – easy, delicious, and a healthier version of an Italian classic!  All you need are a handful of ingredients and 30 minutes to make.

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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. ??

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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
>>crunchy zucchini
>>cheesy, breaded chicken
>>hearty & satisfying
>>DELICIOUS.

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.

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Baked Parmesan Chicken with Zucchini Noodles

5 from 2 votes
Servings 4
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins

Baked Parmesan Chicken with healthy vegetable pasta made from zucchini. A delicious, easy, and healthier version of an Italian classic!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: baked chicken parmesan, easy chicken dinner, zucchini noodle recipe
Calories: 417 kcal

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. 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.

  2. 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.
  3. 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!

Recipe Notes

You can also serve this dish with other vegetable pasta - like spiralized carrots or beets, or spaghetti squash. 

Nutrition Facts
Baked Parmesan Chicken with Zucchini Noodles
Amount Per Serving
Calories 417 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 18%
Cholesterol 117mg 39%
Total Carbohydrates 9g 3%
Sugars 4g
Protein 67.7g 135%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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4 Comments

  • Avatar for Wendy Bouma Wendy Bouma says:


    Oh Bethany!! . . . this was the easiest recipe to make!! And it was absolutely delicious. I made it 2 weeks ago and how wonderful to have something so easy to make (and clean up!) turn out so elegant and delicious. My husband loves chicken parm and he loved this recipe . . . even the ‘noodles’. I have made zucchini noodles before but did not cook them, and he did not like them. Cooking them made all the difference . . . he thought they were great. Definitely a frequent dish in our house from now on! Making Date Night Ravioli tonight . . . which I am sure will be another hit.

    • Avatar for Bethany Kramer Bethany Kramer says:

      Thank you so much Wendy!! I’m so happy you loved it! It’s a favorite in our house. Most importantly I’m so glad it was easy AND delicious for you! 🙂

  • Avatar for Carol Carol says:


    My family said best chicken parm ever!