All right, y’all. I’ve got a recipe for you today. It features zucchini noodles made with the spiralizer! We received a spiralizer attachment for our mixer for Christmas and I’ve used it no less than twice a week since then. Zucchini, sweet potatoes, potatoes — I’m spiralizing it all! So here it is, my recipe for zucchini noodle chicken parmesan!
I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it is to make zucchini noodles with the spiralizer. I’ve been having so much fun thinking up new dishes, and replacing pasta in some of our favorites. If you are familiar with the Tone It Up nutrition plan, you know they recommend to limit starches after your midday meal. This dish is a great way to still have “pasta” without all the carbs packed into traditional pasta. And since the chicken is breaded in quinoa flour, this meal is approved for your Meal 5 on the TIU plan! 😉
2 chicken breasts, 4-6 oz.
1 c. quinoa flour
2 tbsp. Italian seasoning
1/4 c. grated Parmesan cheese
1 egg, whisked
1 c. pasta sauce
2 medium zucchini
2 tbsp. olive oil
2 tbsp. mozzarella cheese
Salt, pepper, & granulated garlic to taste
For the chicken:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees
Mix quinoa flour, Italian seasoning, and Parmesan cheese
Dip chicken breast in egg, followed by quinoa flour mixture and arrange on a sheet pan sprayed with cooking oil
Bake chicken breast for 30 minutes, or until cooked through
For the zucchini noodles:
Spiralize zucchini into noodle form
In a skillet over medium-high heat, combine zucchini noodles with olive oil, salt, pepper, and granulated garlic
Cook until noodles are soft and heated through
Plate zucchini noodles and top with chicken breast, pasta sauce, and mozzarella cheese — enjoy IMMEDIATELY! 🙂
My husband will eat just about anything, but he’s very picky when it comes to “healthy” food. In other words, he won’t really eat it. This dish, however, he devoured and went back for seconds. 🙂
Do you have a spiralizer? What new recipes are you cooking up in your kitchen?
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