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Grilled Chicken Parmesan

February 24, 2016

This is one of my favorite weeknight meals. Grilled chicken, tomato sauce bursting with fresh vegetables, and parmesan cheese. It doesn’t really get much better.

Oh! And it’s good for you, too. I like that about it as well. Serve it up with a green salad and you’ve got yourself a pretty nice dinner if you ask me. 

This is actually a little bit of a recipe re-do except the first time I handed out the recipe it was just for the sauce. In the last post I talked about how this was my favorite way to eat it, but I didn’t show you! Plus my photography has gotten a wee bit better since then. 

Okay… a lot better. I’ve had a lot of practice since then. 

This sauce is also good piled on top of some spaghetti (or spaghetti squash if we are still trying to be extra good). 

This dinner is packed with flavor, and loaded with vegetables! It's a healthy weeknight meal that will become a staple in your household.

So, recently I made a list of 100 recipes that I have always wanted to try. A culinary bucket list, if you will. Yesterday I tried my hand at one of the first things on my bucket list. 

Let’s just say it didn’t go so hot. 

I tried to make some blueberry bagels. The recipe seemed simple enough and I’m a fan of those delicious little breakfast circles. 

I don’t really know what happened, but they’ll definitely be making the list as a kitchen fail for the year. 

Oh well, hopefully next time will go better. I hate wasting beautiful blueberries! 

Sometimes, crap just happens. Except for if you’re Famous Julie. She’s good at everything. 

This dinner is packed with flavor, and loaded with vegetables! It's a healthy weeknight meal that will become a staple in your household.

Grilled Chicken Parmesan
This dinner is packed with flavor, and loaded with vegetables! It's a healthy weeknight meal that will become a staple in your household.
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For the Grilled Chicken
  1. 1 lb. chicken breasts
  2. Salt and pepper
For the Tomato Sauce
  1. 1 tablespoon olive oil
  2. 1 small zucchini, scrubbed and diced
  3. 1 onion, diced
  4. 2 cloves garlic, minced
  5. 1 (8 oz.) can tomato sauce
  6. 2-3 (15 oz.) cans diced tomatoes
  7. 1 teaspoon basil
  8. 1 teaspoon oregano
  9. 1 teaspoon salt
  10. Parmesan Cheese
For the Grilled Chicken
  1. Turn grill onto medium heat. Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper and grill until no longer pink in the middle and the juices run clear.
For the Tomato Sauce
  1. In a large frying pan over medium heat sauté zucchini, onion and garlic in olive oil. Add the remaining ingredients and stir together. Bring to a boil and simmer for 20 minutes.
  2. Pile on top of grilled chicken breasts and top with parmesan cheese (the more the better, I say!)
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This dinner is packed with flavor, and loaded with vegetables! It's a healthy weeknight meal that will become a staple in your household.

In fact… She’s so good at everything, I should make her do some more stuff for me. 

 

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9 Comments

  • Reply Emme February 24, 2016 at 10:24 pm

    I’ve never had grilled chicken parm! That’s a much healthier version than the fried/breaded I am used to (which I had for dinner last night!). I love your idea of a recipe bucket list! Sorry the bagels didn’t work out 🙁

    • Reply taythurston February 24, 2016 at 10:47 pm

      Haha we can’t win ’em all right? Thanks for stopping by!

  • Reply Debi at Life Currents February 24, 2016 at 10:35 pm

    This chicken parm looks fabulous! It’s one of my husband’s favorite dinners, so I have to make it for him!

  • Reply Lisa @ garlicandzest.com February 24, 2016 at 10:36 pm

    This looks so good — and I’m so hungry! Love that the chicken is grilled instead of breaded!

    • Reply taythurston February 24, 2016 at 10:47 pm

      Thank you!

  • Reply michele February 25, 2016 at 12:43 am

    Im on a new eating plan… this chicken parm works in that plan…. can I tell you how excited that makes me?? and ps…. your photos are fantastic!!

    • Reply taythurston February 26, 2016 at 10:59 pm

      Oh, Michele you made my heart so happy with that comment. Thank you so much! Good luck on your new eating plan! This will definitely make it a little easier 🙂

  • Reply Immaculate February 25, 2016 at 1:28 pm

    I just love everything about this- the grill chicken and toppings-So Deliciously Healthy ! Pinning!!!

    • Reply taythurston February 26, 2016 at 10:59 pm

      Immaculate, thank you so much! It’s definitely a favorite at my house. 🙂

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