Chicken Parmesan Stuffed Zucchini

Saturday, March 18, 2017
When it comes to zucchini in the summertime, I can never have enough recipes for this wondrous vegetable.

It's so good for you and tastes great.


From sweet to savory cooking, zucchini is one of those versatile vegetables that taste great any way you cook it.


Whether it's in a stew, fried, in baked goods like zucchini bread, you always are in for a special treat.


One more thing to add to that list, leftovers are great utilizing zucchini.


Stuffed zucchini with leftover rotisserie chicken or chicken cutlets and any store-bought brands when you're in a hurry will make a quick one-pan meal.


Scroll down and check out this fabulous idea for making one more meal adding to the list because Chicken Parmesan Stuffed zucchini is a fabulous find!





This is stuffed zucchini with a chicken and tomato sauce baked






Always Looking for Economical Meals?



I am one of those moms who was brought up not to waste food, not ever.


Not only was it a sin because people were starving and we needed to be grateful, but we didn't have a lot of money growing up.


Mom would get creative with leftovers and luckily I took after her for that.


I am as frugal and always trying something new.


Trial and error is a good thing sometimes, as this dish was a big hit for all of us.




This is stuffed zucchini with a chicken and tomato sauce baked




Ingredients You Will Need


  • fresh zucchini
  • crushed tomatoes
  • chopped basil, parsley
  • leftover roasted or rotisserie chicken off the bone or any kind of cooked chicken around 2 cups
  • mozzarella cheese
  • Parmesan cheese grated
  • salt, pepper to taste
  • granulated garlic
  • olive oil
  • oregano
  • white wine Pino Grigio is what I use





these a chicken breaded called cutlets baked in a roasting pan


Tips


  • You can really use any cooked meats IE pepperoni, cooked sausage, cooked boneless pork and steak
  • Unbreaded cutlets or rotisserie chicken will save more calories
  • For those who are nonmeat eaters, add ricotta cheese to stuff
  • Use the insides of the zucchini for bread and cakes or omelets





these are chicken cutlets ready to fry. They are coated in bread crumbs on raw chicken boneless breasts




Zucchini Benefits



Zucchini contains zero fat and is high in water and fiber.


Zucchini is not only low in fat and sodium but high in fiber and potassium so it's good for you heart and circulation.


It also contains significant amounts of vitamins B6, riboflavin, folate, C, and K, and minerals, like manganese.


The summer squash also contains antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agents, so what's better than that kind of reason to eat it!


Zucchini is surprisingly healthy and packed with nutrients and helps towards including improving digestion, helps to lose weight, lowers blood sugar levels, slows down aging, and really deserves a place on your plates!


So, add zucchini to your diets!


Of course, this recipe has calories, less healthy benefits than just eating plain zucchini.

The addition the cheese and proteins for weight loss are less beneficial, but zucchini is a healthy alternative for many casseroles, plan to enjoy this dish in moderation!

You can totally make this healthy by eliminating the breaded chicken, just baked boneless breast, and less cheese or none at all.


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This is stuffed zucchini with a chicken and tomato sauce baked

Chicken Parmesan Stuffed Zucchini Recipe

prep time: 10 Mcook time: 30 Mtotal time: 40 M
I love leftover chicken. No matter what kind it is, cutlets, rotisserie or baked in the oven, just use it for making another meal! Here is a stuffed zucchini parmesan with chicken in one pan.

ingredients:

  • 6 zucchini sliced lengthwise and hollowed out
  • (save the insides for zucchini bread)
  • 1 - 28 ounce can crushed tomatoes or 1 and a half pounds of fresh plum tomato put through
  • food processor to crush
  • fresh chopped basil, parsley (around 1 tablespoon each)
  • leftover roasted or rotisserie chicken off the bone or any kind of cooked chicken around 2 cups
  • Optional: instead of chicken use ricotta cheese mixed with mozzarella, 1 beaten egg, and grated cheese
  • shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Parmesan cheese grated
  • salt, pepper to taste
  • granulated garlic
  • olive oil
  • oregano dried if you like it
  • 1 cup white wine Pino Grigio is what I use

instructions:

How to cook Chicken Parmesan Stuffed Zucchini Recipe

  1. Tip: if you have breaded leftover chicken cutlets or use store-bought they work great also. We use the roasted to cut calories without the bread on it.
  2. Grease a 13 x9 deep baking pan with cooking spray. Fill all the hollowed-out squash with some roasted chicken. Pour the tomatoes over the whole pan evenly. Generously sprinkle shredded mozzarella over the top and grated cheese.
  3. Sprinkle with granulated garlic, herbs and drizzle olive oil over the top lightly.
  4. Bake the stuffed squash covered for 1/2 hour. Remove cover and bake until soft and cheese is browned and bubbling, around an hour on 400 degrees preheated the oven.
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This is stuffed zucchini with a chicken and tomato sauce baked

3 comments

  1. What a great idea for leftover chicken! My mouth is watering just thinking about this!!!

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  2. I love it! I've been seeing a lot of chicken recipes lately and I couldn't be more thrilled. I love cooking chicken because it's such a versatile meat. Thank you for this! :D

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  3. Cooking for just the two of us, I usually have half a chicken left over many times. This is a nice way to use it.

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