A perfect summertime dish, this baked chicken with zucchini, tomatoes, and fresh basil is colorful and tasty.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.

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  • Beat egg, water, salt, and pepper in a shallow bowl. Set 2 tablespoons bread crumbs aside; pour remaining bread crumbs into a large resealable plastic bag. Dip chicken in egg mixture, then place in bag and shake to coat.

  • Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook chicken in skillet until browned, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Remove chicken from pan. Add remaining 2 tablespoons oil to skillet; cook and stir zucchini and garlic over medium heat until zucchini is slightly tender, about 2 minutes. Transfer to prepared baking dish.

  • Sprinkle 2 tablespoons reserved bread crumbs over zucchini. Top with tomato slices, 2/3 cup mozzarella cheese, and basil. Place chicken on top of zucchini layer. Cover baking dish with aluminum foil.

  • Bake in preheated oven until chicken is no longer pink in the center and juices run clear, about 25 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C). Uncover and sprinkle with remaining mozzarella cheese. Bake until cheese is melted, about 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

506 calories; protein 39.8g 80% DV; carbohydrates 34.1g 11% DV; fat 24.1g 37% DV; cholesterol 129.2mg 43% DV; sodium 768.4mg 31% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
06/22/2012
We loved this (even my veggie-finnickey husband) but I only gave it 4 stars because I believe without the additions I made it wouldn't have been the 5 star dish it turned out to be. I diced up 1 medium onion and 1 red bell pepper and sauteed those with the zucchini and garlic. After sauteing I added them to the greased dish where I placed a half jar of marinated artichoke hearts in a sparse layer on top (I will use the whole jar next time..they were tasty!). I followed the recipe to a "t" other than that and it turned out great! It really creates its own side and with all the veggies and the use of olive oil (and I used lite salt) it made for a healthy AND delicious meal! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/24/2014
My husband loved it. I liked it okay. Did not bread chicken (gluten free). Next time I won't saute the zucchini it came out a little mushy. Read More
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380 Ratings
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  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
06/22/2012
We loved this (even my veggie-finnickey husband) but I only gave it 4 stars because I believe without the additions I made it wouldn't have been the 5 star dish it turned out to be. I diced up 1 medium onion and 1 red bell pepper and sauteed those with the zucchini and garlic. After sauteing I added them to the greased dish where I placed a half jar of marinated artichoke hearts in a sparse layer on top (I will use the whole jar next time..they were tasty!). I followed the recipe to a "t" other than that and it turned out great! It really creates its own side and with all the veggies and the use of olive oil (and I used lite salt) it made for a healthy AND delicious meal! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/24/2012
Wonderful dish with ingredients I often have on hand anyway. As another commenter mentioned, you can add other vegetables and tweak to your preferences. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/20/2013
Worked great as a last minute meal. A few changes to make it work with what I had on hand. Limited time so did everything in my black skillet, seasoning everything with Montery Chicken seasoning and grated parmesan cheese as I went: Cut up the chicken in bite-size pieces, stir fired it in oil and garlic without flouring (I'm going low carbs). Removed from pan then carmelized the onions in more oil and garlic. Added zucchini, browned, added a red bell pepper. Added back the chicken and then cherry tomatoes, warming and serving. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/07/2014
Baked Chicken & Zucchini Haiku: "Woah man mind was blown! Made for just myself at lunch wish that I had more!" Seemed like an elaborate meal for me to make just for myself for lunch but I had 1 small zucchini 1 chicken breast and everything else in the ingredient list (minus fresh basil so I had to use dried; boooo!) and really just wanted something other than my usual salad or sandwich. This recipe did not disappoint and since having scarfed my single lunch of it down I've made it w/ the same amount of success for my family and we've only found that it (namely the veggies) need a little S&P. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/01/2012
This was a wonderful dish and, with a side of fried potatoes, made a filling meal that was easy, delicious, and used up some of the surplus of vegetables we had on hand. Even my young sister loved the meal and scarfed up everything on her plate. We're already planning on making this dish again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/26/2016
A five star recipe with NO additions! The number one reviewer of this recipe posts a COMPLETELY different dish. I am guilty of changing up a recipe to my owns tastes as well and like to read what others have done...but this was great exactly as written. Don't cut the zucchini too thin and use plenty of them. Thank you! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/22/2013
This recipe is unbelievably delicious!! I only needed 2 large zucchini along with 4 chicken breasts. I also added a sliced yellow and pepper and diced onion when sautéing the zucchini. I added just a bit of dry white wine to the oil b/c the heat was a little high and garlic began to brown too quickly. I would have never guessed that veggies alone could create such a fantastic sauce. The fresh basil really adds to the flavor. Served over pasta and everyone had seconds and thirds!! New favorite summer recipe!! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/23/2014
My husband loved it. I liked it okay. Did not bread chicken (gluten free). Next time I won't saute the zucchini it came out a little mushy. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/05/2013
I usually skip breading altogether so next time I won't bread the chicken (used thighs) but it was very good. Used a can of diced tomatoes (didnt have fresh) added mushrooms and red onion (didn't have enough zucchini) sprinkled crushed red peppers and some more salt and pepper on the veggies. If you don't add a little salt and pepper to the veggies it might be a bit bland and I loathe bland veggies. Realized I only had about 1/2 cup of mozzarella but it worked out fine. Loved the flavor. Read More
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