Lean and Green Chicken Parmesan

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Mar 15, 2021 | Jump to Instructions

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A classic Italian dish, this Chicken Parmesan is absolutely amazing! Coupled with some light zucchini noodles and you have a hearty dish that's on plan, great tasting and a true family pleaser! 

Do you love to dine on
Italian
food every day? Make this lean and green
Chicken Parmesan
recipe and you will have made a
Italian
meal that is both delicious and on plan!

 

Difficulty
Easy
Servings
4
Cooking Time
20 minutes
Prep Time
10 minutes

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Lean & Green Chicken Parmesan Ingredients

  • 1.75 lbs Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast
  • 1/2 cup Almond Flour
  • 2 tbsp Large Flake Nutritional Yeast
  • 2 tsp Large Flake Nutritional Yeast
  • 1/2 tsp Salt Divided (optional)*
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 (15oz.) can Petite Diced Tomatoes
  • 1/2 tsp Dried Oregano
  • 2 small Garlic Cloves Minced
  • 2 stalk Scallions Chopped
  • 2 medium Zucchini Spiraled

Lean & Green Chicken Parmesan Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400*F.
  2. Combine the almond flour and (2tbsp+2tsp together) of large flake nutritional yeast in a medium-sized bowl. Season chicken breast with salt (optional) and pepper, and then coat both sides with almond mixture.
  3. Bake the chicken for 12 to 15 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 165*F. Once cooked, remove the chicken from the oven and set aside to rest.
  4. While the chicken is baking, combine tomatoes, oregano, garlic, and scallions in a pot and simmer on low for 15 to 20 minutes.
  5. Zucchinis (1 lb. total), cut, sliced, or "spiralized" into noodle-like strands (should yield about 4 cups zucchini noodles). Steam zucchini "noodles" in a steamer basket over boiling water on stovetop until tender.
  6. Serve zucchini "noodles" with marinara and chicken.

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This looks delicious 

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