Summer Chicken Parmesan

Yum! A nice alternative to this classic that really is summery.

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 1 ounce white whole-wheat flour (about 1/4 cup)
1 large egg, lightly beaten
2/3 cup plain whole-wheat breadcrumbs (I subbed regular)
4 (4-oz.) chicken breast cutlets
5/8 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
Cooking spray
3 ounces part-skim mozzarella cheese, shredded (about 3/4 cup)
1 1/2 cups chopped zucchini (about 1 medium)
1 1/2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil

Preheat broiler with oven rack in middle position. Place flour, egg, and breadcrumbs in separate shallow dishes. Sprinkle chicken with 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper. Dredge chicken in flour; dip in egg, and dredge in breadcrumbs.

Heat 1 1/2 teaspoons oil in a large skillet over medium-high. Add 2 cutlets; cook 1 minute on each side. Place on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Repeat procedure with 1 1/2 teaspoons oil and remaining cutlets.

Top cutlets with cheese; broil 1 1/2 minutes. Note: this took me longer than the recommended time so I would either cook more in the pan or be careful the cheese doesn’t burn if you have to broil for longer. Heat remaining oil in skillet. Add zucchini; sauté 1 minute. Add remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt, tomatoes, and garlic; sauté 4 minutes. Serve with chicken, and top with basil.


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