Chicken Parmesan with Zucchini Pasta


Using a spiralizer, zucchini is turned into a tasty stand-in for pasta in this non-breaded take on chicken Parmesan.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
12 mins
Total Time:
32 mins
4 servings


  • 4 zucchini, cut into spirals using a spiral slicer

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning

  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 cup marinara sauce

  • cooking spray

  • 4 slices mozzarella cheese

  • ¼ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese, or to taste


  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Place zucchini spirals in a colander and sprinkle 1 teaspoon salt and Italian seasoning over zucchini; toss to coat. Set colander over a bowl to allow water from zucchini to drain.

  3. Wrap chicken in plastic wrap and place on a work surface; pound into 1/4- to 1/2-inch thickness. Remove plastic wrap and season chicken with salt and pepper.

  4. Heat marinara sauce in a saucepan over low heat.

  5. Coat a nonstick skillet with cooking spray and place over medium-high heat. Cook chicken in the hot skillet until browned and no longer pink in the center, 4 to 5 minutes per side. Transfer chicken to the prepared baking sheet.

  6. Set oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source and preheat the oven's broiler.

  7. Place zucchini in the same nonstick skillet over medium-high heat; cook and stir until tender yet firm to the bite, 3 to 4 minutes.

  8. Spoon marinara sauce over each chicken breast and top with mozzarella cheese.

  9. Broil chicken in the preheated oven until cheese is melted, 1 to 2 minutes.

  10. Transfer zucchini to each serving plate and add chicken. Spoon warm marinara over each piece of chicken and top with Parmesan cheese.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

277 Calories
10g Fat
10g Carbs
37g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 277
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 12%
Saturated Fat 4g 22%
Cholesterol 88mg 29%
Sodium 1190mg 52%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 37g
Vitamin C 26mg 132%
Calcium 335mg 26%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 777mg 17%

* 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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