Baked Chicken Zucchini Tomato Casserole

Saturday, August 8, 2020
For those that say you never have enough chicken recipes, this Baked Chicken Zucchini Tomato Casserole will be a nice addition to your collection.

This chicken is fork-tender on a bed of zucchini and tomatoes with a melted cheese that is addicting for a second helping!

I just love one-pan meals that already include side dishes, one pan, one meal voila done!

What can be easier?

The best part about this recipe, you can mix and match any vegetable or meats.

I will give you several alternative suggestions.

This recipe just happens to be one of the most popular summer recipes I make and most asked for.

One more great cooking method is besides baking this it can be made in a slow cooker and I will provide those instructions also.

If you love easy one-pan meals don't forget to check out my Pork Cacciatore and My 15 Other Favorite One-Pan Meals.

Scroll down to the bottom for this delicious printable easy recipe.

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This is a one pan chicken casserole with zucchini and ricotta with tomato

Easy Chicken Recipes

Don't you just love a great chicken recipe that looks, gourmet?

This one is so simple, and turns out to taste like it's 5-star restaurant-quality!

I love all the gooey cheese through the zucchini and tomatoes and the whole meal is bursting with fresh summer flavors!

The chicken can even be made the night and layered, then you just have to pop it in the oven just before dinner time and it will take around 25 minutes to bake!

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Ingredients You Will Need

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  • Chicken Breast sliced 1/2 inch thick
  • Freshly Minced Garlic
  • Sliced Zucchini
  • Whole Tomatoes drained, remove any skins and  squeeze into a bowl leaving small chunks
  • Whole Milk Ricotta Cheese
  • Freshly Chopped Italian Parsley
  • Egg
  • A Handful of Fresh Basil
  • Shredded Mozzarella
  • Pecorino Romano Cheese
  • Olive Oil and Canola blended oil or other cooking oil
  • Pinot Grigio White Wine or Chicken Broth
  • Seasoning Flour for Chicken
  • flour
  • granulated garlic powder
  • salt and pepper
  • Italian seasoning

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Tool You Will Need

  1. 13 x 9 Casserole Dish
  2. Sharp Knife
  3. Cutting Board

this is a casserole pan with chicken topped with cheeses tomato and zucchini

Meat Suggestions:

(use any boneless meats in place of chicken)

  • Cube Steaks
  • Pork Steaks
  • Sirloin Steak
  • Venison Steaks
  • Turkey Filets
  • White Fish of any kind
  • Veal Filets
  • Turkey Burgers
  • Ground Sirloin Burgers

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Other Vegetable Additions:

  • Artichoke Hearts
  • Yellow Squash
  • Tri-Colored Bell Peppers
  • Broccoli or Cauliflower Florets
  • Green Beans
  • Baby Whole Potatoes
  • Whole Baby Onions
  • Sliced Sweet Potatoes

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Cooking the Chicken

The flour seasoning seals in the juices and coats the chicken to thicken this recipe.

If you prefer to omit the coating for dietary purposes, try using an almond or coconut flour in its place.

I have even used ground almonds for coating the chicken dipped in egg whites first.

this is fried chicken in a large fry pan

Easy Step By Step:

  1. Slice, coat and saute chicken
  2. Layer the casserole with zucchini, ricotta, herbs, spices and tomatoes
  3. Sprinkle with cheese
  4. Add the wine or chicken broth
  5. Bake

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Baked Italian Chicken Wings

Beer Baked Chicken

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If you love One-Pan Meals, this casserole is super tasty and easy to make.

Everyone in our home loves this casserole and the best part is everything is all in one tasty bite.

Let me know how you like this recipe in the comments I would love to hear from you!

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Author: Claudia Lamascolo
Baked Chicken Zucchini Tomato Casserole

Baked Chicken Zucchini Tomato Casserole

Prep time: 20 MCook time: 25 MTotal time: 45 M
If you want a chicken dish worthy for serving guests and wowing the family, this is it! This Italian cuisine style chicken is baked with fresh tomato, ricotta cheese and zucchini and outstanding in flavors.


  • 4 Boneless Chicken Breast sliced 1/2 thick
  • 4 cloves of minced Garlic
  • 2 medium-sized Sliced Zucchini
  • 1 28 ounces can of Whole Tomatoes drained remove any skins and squeeze into a bowl leaving small chunks
  • 15 ounces of Whole Milk Ricotta Cheese
  • 2 tablespoons of more Freshly Chopped Italian Parsley
  • 1 Egg
  • A Handful of Fresh Basil
  • 2 cups Shredded Mozzarella
  • 1/2 cup Pecorino Romano Cheese
  • Olive Oil and Canola blended oil or other cooking oil
  • 1/4 cup Pinot Grigio White Wine or chicken broth
  • Seasoned Flour for Chicken
  • 1 cup flour
  • Note:(you can substitute almond flour, coconut flour or any kinds of ground seeds or nuts, however, you will need to dip the chicken in beaten egg whites first)
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning


  1. Grease a 13 x 9 baking casserole pan.
  2. Mix the ricotta in a bowl with the egg, salt pepper to taste adding 2 tablespoons freshly chopped Italian parsley. Set aside.
  3. Slice the zucchini and blot dry with paper towels
  4. Chop the tomatoes and place in a bowl.
  5. Cut the boneless chicken into 1/2 inch thick filets or rounds.
  6. Shake into the flour mixture.
  7. Saute on both sides around 3 minutes on medium-high heat.
  8. Start with zucchini slice on the bottom of the grease prepared pan.
  9. Add dollops of ricotta on top, then the chopped tomatoes, and sprinkle tomatoes with minced garlic.
  10. Place the sauteed chicken on top.
  11. Sprinkle with both kinds of cheese and fresh chopped basil.
  12. Pour around 1/2 cup wine on the bottom of the casserole dish.
  13. Bake at 350 degrees for around 20 - 25 minutes or when zucchini is softened (depending on thickness, it's usually perfect at 25 minutes).
  14. For Slow Cooker Instructions:
  15. Saute the chicken on both sides. Drain.
  16. Oil spray the slow cooker.
  17. Pour the wine on the bottom.
  18. Layer the zucchini, ricotta, tomatoes, garlic, herbs, and spices.
  19. Top with chicken and mozzarella.
  20. Set the slow cooker to high for 2 hours checking at 1 1/2 hours for the softness of zucchini.
  21. Cook it longer if necessary.
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  1. Very fresh, flavourful and moreish with just a few simple everyday ingredients. I love it!

  2. It looks delicious and your plated presentation is very nice. Now I'm headed to check out your other one pan meals.

  3. This sounds delicious and I have almost all these ingredients already! Pinned.

  4. Your awesome recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday,498! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us and hope to see you again soon!
    Miz Helen


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