Chicken Parmesan with Zucchini Noodles Recipe


Healthy Meal Prep Time-saving plans to prep and portion your weekly mealsReplacing the traditional pasta with garlicky zucchini noodles lightens up this classic dish without losing the flavor.

  • Yield: 4 Servings
  • Preparation Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cooking Time: 20 Minutes


For Zucchini Noodles
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 medium zucchini squash, spiralized, about 1½ lb (700 g) total
For Chicken
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 pieces skinless, boneless chicken breast, about 5 oz (150 g) each
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 8 oz (225 g) fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced
  • ½ cup marinara sauce
How to Make It
  1. To make the zucchini noodles, heat olive oil in a large non-stick sauté pan over high heat. Add garlic and sauté for 1 minute. Add the spiralized zucchini, cover, and cook for 2 minutes.
  2. Remove the lid and toss the zucchini noodles with tongs, then cover and cook for another 3 to 4 minutes, until the zucchini begins to soften.
  3. Transfer the zucchini noodles to a colander and drain. Spread the drained noodles on a baking sheet lined with paper towel, and press with additional paper towel to absorb excess moisture. Leave the noodles on the tray to dry.
  4. To make the chicken, heat olive oil in a large non-stick sauté pan over high heat. Add the chicken, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and cook for 2 to 3 minutes. When the edges begin to turn white, flip them over and cook for another 2 to 3 minutes.
  5. Transfer chicken to a foil-lined baking sheet. Spread 2 tbsp marinara sauce on each chicken breast and top with 2 oz (55 g) sliced mozzarella. Sprinkle with black pepper.
  6. Turn the broiler to high and place the baking sheet in the oven, about 2 to 3 inches (5–7 cm) below the heating element. Broil for 3 minutes, until the cheese is melted.
  7. To assemble the meals, place 1 cup zucchini noodles in each of 4 containers and top with 2 tbsp marinara sauce. Add 1 piece of chicken to each container.

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