Chicken Parmigiana with Zucchini Noodles

Chicken Parmigiana with Zucchini Noodles (2 servings w/ 1 left over chicken breast)
  • 3 chicken breasts
  • 1 cup reduced fat buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp basil
  • 1/2 tsp thyme
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 6 small zucchinis
  • 1 large yellow squash
  • 1 shallot
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 vine ripe tomato
  • 1/4 cup tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup roasted red pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella
  • 3 tbs olive oil

Take 3 large chicken breast and place in a 1 gallon Ziploc bag. Take a rolling pin and pound them out to about 1 inch.

Fill a shallow pan, (I used a pie dish) with 1 cup reduced fat buttermilk. Let them soak for about 5 minutes.

While the chicken sits in the butter milk, fill another shallow pan or plate with 1/2 a cup of panko bread crumbs.

Add to the panko crumbs 1 tsp oregano, 1 tsp basil, 1/2 tsp thyme, 1/2 kosher salt & 1/4 pepper. Mix well.

Take your chicken breast and transfer to the panko, coating the chicken on both sides.

Transfer to a baking sheet brushed with 1 1/2 Tbs of olive oil. Bake in the oven at 350 for 25 minutes, turning the breasts half way.

While the chicken is in the oven take you zucchini and cut in half. I used 6 small zucchinis.

Take a zest-er or julienne cutter and run it down the zucchini. Do this along all the sides till you get to the core. Discard the core. Do the same thing with 1 yellow squash. Make sure you have 2 generous cups of zucchini and squash. Set aside.

Thinly slice 1 shallot, mince 3 garlic cloves, dice 1 vine ripe tomato, slice 1/4 cup of roasted red pepper and 1/4 cup of fresh basil.

Check your chicken, do you need to flip it?

Heat a 1 Tbs of olive oil in a large skillet. Add garlic and shallot and saute till they just beginning to get translucent.

Add 1/4 cup of tomato sauce and half of your basil. Stir and cook at a medium heat for 2 minutes. Add tomatoes and red peppers, stir and let simmer for 5 minutes.

Add the zucchini noodles. Toss with the sauce and saute at a medium heat for about 5 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste. Remove from heat and transfer to a bowl. You don't want to the zucchini to over cook and get soft.

Pull the chicken from the oven and sprinkle with mozzarella. Transfer to broiler and cook on normal until the cheese melts and bubbles.

Serve the chicken over the pasta, garnish with fresh basil, diced tomato and drizzle with olive oil.
 
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