chicken parmesan with zoodles

A few months ago  I was cooking “zoodles” nearly everyday. I bought a spiralizer on Amazon for about $14 and the rest was history. For those of you who are not familiar with these veggie noodles by now you must give them a try!

Today’s recipe for chicken parmesan features zucchini noodles that were lightly sautéed in garlic and olive oil.

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Healthy Chicken Parmesan with Zoodles:

Adapted from SkinnyTaste

Serves 6

Ingredients for Chicken:

6 boneless, skinless thin sliced chicken breasts

½ cup whole-wheat breadcrumbs (or make at home by toasting a sliced, day old baguette in the oven and then pulsing in a food processor until finely ground)

1 teaspoon sea salt

4 tablespoons grated Parmesan and Asiago cheese blend

2 cups marinara sauce (+ 1 cup for serving)

2 teaspoons Italian Seasoning

2 tablespoons olive oil

2/3 cup part-skim mozzarella cheese

Olive Oil Cooking spray

Ingredients for Zoodles:

3 large zucchini

1½ tbsp olive oil

2 cloves garlic

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Season the chicken breasts with salt.

Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray. In a bowl, mix together the Italian Seasoning, bread crumbs, and Parmesan/Asiago cheese blend.

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Brush the olive oil over the chicken breasts and lightly toss the chicken into the bread crumbs.

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Bake the chicken for 20 minutes and then flip and cook for an additional 7 minutes until fully cooked.

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While the chicken is cooking, start spiraling the zucchini into long thin spaghetti “zoodles”. In a skillet, heat olive oil and add garlic over medium heat. Saute for 3-4 minutes. Then add zoodles. Cook until slightly done and still firm.

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Remove chicken from the oven and place into a large skillet. Add marinara sauce and baked chicken. Spoon 1-2 tablespoons of marinara sauce on top of the chicken and sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Cover and allow the cheese to melt.

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Serve chicken on top of zoodles with fresh tomatoes and extra marinara sauce.

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Enjoy! And make sure to check out the SkinnyTaste blog or cookbook for more awesome recipes!

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