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CHICKEN ZUCCHINI BAKE : Low-Carb & Veggie Delight!

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Craving the irresistible flavors of lasagna without the hefty carbs? Look no further than this protein-boosted, veggie-loaded Chicken Zucchini Bake!

This easy one-pan wonder delivers all the lasagna goodness you love with significantly fewer carbs and more protein and vegetables. Ready in under an hour, it’s a perfect weeknight meal that’s flexible and customizable to your preferences.

Highlights:

  • Low-Carb Twist: Enjoy lasagna flavors with a significantly reduced carb count, perfect for low-carb diets.
  • Packed with Protein: Boasts 47g of protein per serving thanks to chicken, cottage cheese, and mozzarella.
  • Loaded with Veggies: Zucchini and mushrooms add flavor, fiber, and nutrients.
  • Easy & Customizable: Ready in under an hour and easily adapts to different veggies and proteins.
  • One-Pan Wonder: Simplify cleanup with minimal dishes.
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CHICKEN ZUCCHINI BAKE

chicken zucchini bake


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  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x

Description

Craving lasagna flavors but watching your carbs and waistline? This One-Pan Protein-Packed Chicken Zucchini Bake is your answer!


Ingredients

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Cheese Mixture:

  • 12 oz shredded mozzarella cheese (3 cups)
  • 1 cup drained cottage cheese
  • 4 chopped scallions (



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  • 2 beaten eggs
  • 2 tsp Italian herb blend
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Veggie & Protein Layer:

  • 2 tbsp olive oil (or butter)
  • 1.5 lbs cubed chicken breasts, seasoned
  • 24 oz thickly sliced mushrooms
  • 2 medium zucchini, sliced into halfmoons
  • 2 tbsp grated parmesan cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat & Prep: Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). Lightly grease a 9×13 inch baking dish.
  2. Cheese Mixture: In a large bowl, combine mozzarella, cottage cheese, scallions, eggs, herbs, salt, and pepper. Set aside.
  3. Cook Veggies & Protein: Heat olive oil in a large skillet. Sauté zucchini and mushrooms for a few minutes, then add chicken and cook until golden (about 5 minutes). Drain any excess liquid.



  4. Assemble & Bake: Transfer cooked veggies and chicken to the cheese mixture and toss to combine. Spread evenly in the baking dish and top with parmesan cheese. Bake for 30-40 minutes, or until golden brown and bubbly.
  5. Rest & Enjoy: Let stand for 5-10 minutes before slicing and serving.

Notes

  • Substitute chicken with ground turkey, sausage, or lentils for a vegetarian option.
  • Use different vegetables like peppers, eggplant, or spinach.
  • Add a layer of marinara sauce for extra flavor and moisture.
  • Top with fresh herbs like basil or parsley for garnish.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Category: diner
  • Cuisine: American, Italian

Nutrition

  • Calories: 442
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