Topping chicken with zucchini and nutty Parmesan cheese may sound odd, but it somehow keeps the meat moist and incredibly tender in the oven. Plus, it’ll get your entire family eating more greens. When it comes to sides, our chefs chose silky mashed potatoes and green beans. After all, you can’t go wrong with the classics.
/ serving 4 people
/ serving 4 people
2% Reduced Fat Milk(ContainsMilk)
Wash and dry all produce. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Place the potatoes into a medium pot with a pinch of salt and enough water to cover them by 2 inches. Bring to a boil and cook 15-20 minutes, until fork-tender. Using a box grater, grate the zucchini and place into the center of a kitchen towel. Gather the corners of the towel, and squeeze over a bowl to remove excess moisture. Put the zucchini in another bowl and toss with the Parmesan cheese. Season generously with salt and pepper.
Season the chicken on both sides with salt and pepper. Drizzle each chicken breast on all sides with 1 teaspoon olive oil. Place onto a baking sheet. Top each chicken breast with a thick layer of the zucchini mixture. Bake about 15 minutes, until just cooked through. During the last 2 minutes of cooking, turn broiler to high and broil about 2 minutes, until golden brown and crispy on top.
Trim the ends off the green beans. With about 3 minutes left to go on the potatoes, add the green beans to the boiling water. Cook about 3 minutes, until crisp-tender. Remove the green beans with a slotted spoon.
Drain the potatoes, and return them to the same pot. With a fork or potato masher, mash the potatoes with ¼ cup milk (we sent more) and 2 Tablespoons butter, until very smooth. Season generously with salt and pepper.
Plate and serve: Cut the lemon into wedges. Serve the zucchini-and-Parmesan-crusted chicken alongside the green beans and mashed potatoes. Squeeze a lemon wedge over and enjoy!