You don’t have to be a pro in the kitchen to squeeze this tasty chicken recipe into a busy schedule. This easy, reliable recipe yields gloriously tender baked chicken accompanied by a host of colorful veggies. Warm, chewy chicken nests on a bed of juicy tomatoes, rich squash, and bold zucchini slices. The veggie-meat creation is then dressed up with a few savory spices and garnishes and baked to mouthwatering perfection.
As a plus, the recipe delivers a great source of fiber and protein, which will keep you satisfied without overeating. You can whip up this entire chicken and veggies recipe with just one dish – and one dish means minimal cleanup and a stress-free dinner!
Yields: 4 servings | Calories: 362 | Total Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 185mg | Sodium: 586mg | Carbohydrates: 18g | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Protein: 37g | SmartPoints: 8
- 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 1 medium zucchini, sliced into quarters
- 1 yellow squash, sliced into quarters
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
- 1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
- 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves, optional 1 teaspoon dried
- 2 cloves garlic, sliced
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher or sea salt, divided
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, divided
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Rinse chicken breasts and pat dry. Sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Dip chicken breasts in eggs. Allow excess egg to drip off. Place an even layer of parmesan on a plate.
- Press breasts into parmesan on each side, until coated.
- Toss zucchini, squash, garlic, and cherry tomatoes, and thyme in olive oil and spread on the bottom of a 13 x 9-inch baking dish. Top with chicken breasts.
- Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until chicken is done and reaches 165 degrees. Serve chicken on the side or over the top of vegetables.
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