Baked Chicken and Zucchini

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

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Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 egg

  • 1 tablespoon water

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 cup dry bread crumbs

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 5 zucchinis, sliced

  • 4 tomatoes, sliced

  • cup shredded mozzarella cheese

  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh basil

  • cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Directions

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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

    close up view of Baked Chicken and Zucchini garnished with cheese and fresh herbs on a plate
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Nutrition Facts (per serving)

506 Calories
24g Fat
34g Carbs
40g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 506
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 24g 31%
Saturated Fat 6g 32%
Cholesterol 129mg 43%
Sodium 768mg 33%
Total Carbohydrate 34g 12%
Dietary Fiber 6g 20%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 40g
Vitamin C 58mg 290%
Calcium 343mg 26%
Iron 4mg 21%
Potassium 1232mg 26%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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