WHAT?! Healthy Chicken Parm?! This is a thing?
Also yes. I’m on that Vegetable noodle thing again. Because its awesome, and Zucchini is highly underrated.
You could make this chicken parm and put it over pasta, rice, other veggies or just eat it as is. Whatever floats your boat. Also, I recommend making a bunch of the ‘breading’ mixture and save it for later. The first time you make it the coating can take some time to make as you have to ground everything up. So if you are able to prep this ahead of time it will save you a bunch of extra steps on the day that you actually make it.
For the Marinara sauce, there are a ton of different options. Making your own is probably the best option as you can truly control what you put in it. However, unless you take the time to do this ahead of time, it does take some time. My favorite option is to buy it… buyer alert! CHECK THE INGREDIENT LIST. Store bought Marinara Sauce can have all kind of additives and sugars, and stabilizers etc added to it. Stuff that you do not need to have in your food. The one that I have found that I like the best is the Kirkland Marinara sauce. You buy it at Costco in bundles of 3, for something like $13 (don’t quote me on that one, I couldn’t find it on their website to verify), and it is all ingredients that you can pronounce with no added sugars.
So try this one out!
Chicken Parm with Zucchini Noodles
1 cup Kirkland Marinara Sauce (or homemade)
2 diced carrots
2 stalks diced celery
1/2 small yellow onion, sliced
Premade Zucchini noodles or 4 Zucchinis run through a zoodle maker
Grated Parm Cheese (or other type of cheese to top, picture shows crumbled goat cheese)
Follow directions for chicken via link above for breading and cooking the chicken.
In a medium sauce pan, sautee carrots, celery and onion in tbsp of oil of your choice. Once slightly softened, add marinara sauce. Cook until heated through. Add salt and pepper (or hot sauce) to taste if desired.
Boil a large pot of salted water. Once boiled, add zucchini. Cook until al-dente, but not too soft.
Serve chicken on top of the zoodles, cover with marinara sauce.