Baked Chicken and Zucchini

Ingredients

  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 5 medium zucchini, sliced
  • 4 medium tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh basil

Directions

  1. In a shallow bowl, beat egg, water, 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper. Set aside 2 tablespoons bread crumbs. Place the remaining crumbs in a large resealable plastic bag. Dip chicken in egg mixture, then place in bag and shake to coat.
  2. In a skillet, cook chicken in 2 tablespoons oil for 2-3 minutes on each side or until golden brown; remove and set aside. In the same skillet, saute zucchini in remaining oil until crisp-tender; drain. Transfer to a greased 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking dish.
  3. Sprinkle the reserved bread crumbs over the zucchini. Top with tomato slices; sprinkle with 2/3 cup mozzarella cheese, basil and remaining salt. Top with chicken. Cover and bake at 400 degrees F for 25 minutes. Uncover; sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake 10 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.
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12 Responses to Baked Chicken and Zucchini

  1. Jenny says:

    Yum! Will be making this one

  2. Joy says:

    OMG this sounds good. I may pick this stuff up today for supper tonight.

  3. Sue says:

    That sounds delicious! Toby even took chicken out for supper tonight!

  4. Joy says:

    We really liked it. I’d do something different with the chicken though. It was hard to cut and eat together because the chicken kept sliding off. I may cut it in chunks or maybe small strips. I also used twice as much cheese. I bought the low fat, skim milk cheese. YUMMY! We also have enough left for another meal. Thanks Nikki. I just love tomatoes hot.

    • Sue says:

      We also liked it. Toby cut the chicken in half to thin it out. (So, he made a top and bottom, not 2 sides. does that make sense?!) I would cut it into strips next time though. The breading was good, but like Joy said, it’s pretty putsy. I would also not cook the zucchini before hand b/c ours ended up pretty soagy and I prefer a little crunch to my veggies. We also added more cheese b/c cheese is yummy 🙂 It was good and the kids liked it so I’m sure we’ll make it again.

      • Nikki says:

        Good to know! Now that you, Guinea pigs have tried it, I know what to do when I make it! LOL I’ll also have to do only half tomatoes. I love them hot too!

  5. loveanddust says:

    This looks delicious! I’ve actually just started cooking zucchini and it’s phenomenal. Thanks for the recipe!!

    Jenny
    loveanddust.com

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