A couple weeks ago I was lucky enough to receive a complimentary Spring Surprise Box from Taste of Home. One of the items I received was an Oxo Good Grips hand held spiralizer. I've been having lots of exciting creating new recipes with this fun kitchen gadget! I decided to create a recipe based on one of my all-time favorite dinner entrees-Chicken Parmesan, with a side of zucchini noodles. For the chicken, I used ingredients such as Panko style Italian seasoned bread crumbs, mozzarella cheese, and fresh basil. Even though I used Italian seasoned Panko style crumbs, I added some additional Italian seasoning for added flavor. Next, I spiralized the zucchinis and flavored them with lemon juice and Italian seasoning. This was a nice change-up from spaghetti noddles and much healthier, too. Overall, this dish is a fun way to put a tasty twist on this classic dish. It's a simple weeknight dinner that you can make in just one pan, which makes for easy clean up. Here's how I made this Chicken Parmesan with Lemon Zucchini Noodles:
Ingredients: 2 packages of 2 pound large boneless chicken breasts (4 pounds total) ; Panko Italian seasoned bread crumbs; 1 pint buttermilk; 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning; 1/2 tsp. pepper; 1/2 tsp. garlic salt; 1 cup mozzarella cheese; 1 cup pasta sauce; fresh basil for garnish; 4 zucchinis; 2 tablespoons lemon juice; 1 tsp. Italian seasoning
Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Pour buttermilk into a mixing bowl. Dip chicken into the buttermilk. Place breadcrumbs along with one tablespoon of Italian seasoning; garlic salt, and pepper into a mixing bowl. Roll chicken into bread crumbs and shake off excess crumbs. Repeat until all chicken is coated. Place into a greased 9x11 pan. Spiralize the zucchinis. Set aside. Bake chicken uncovered for 30 minutes. Remove from oven. Spoon pasta sauce over center of each chicken. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese over the sauce. Garnish with fresh basil. Add the lemon juice and 1 tsp. of Italian seasoning to the zucchini noodles. Place noodles in pan around the chicken. Bake for an additional 10 minutes, or until cheese is melted and chicken reaches an internal temperature of 170 degrees F.
Hi, I'm Jennifer-the creator of What's Baking, Babycakes? Here you'll find easy to make desserts, frozen treats, healthy salads, and hearty casseroles. I love baking, and spending time with my family and two Papillions! Find out more in the "about section." Happy baking!