I picked up a huge zucchini this weekend at the Farmer's Market and I mean HUGE! After thinking on it a bit, I decided to make a Zucchini with chicken Parmesan.
I started with a homemade red sauce.
Ingredients for red sauce:
1 can of 28 oz plum tomatoes
1/8 cup of olive oil
Pinch of kosher salt
Pinch of crushed red pepper flakes
2 small chopped sweet onions
3 cloves of chopped garlic
1 tsp sugarHeat the olive of in a pan. Once hot, add the onions, garlic, crushed pepper flakes and salt. Cook for about 7 minutes until the onions are translucent then add the can of tomatoes and the sugar. I broke up my tomatoes with a potato smasher but a spoon will do as well. Let this simmer for a good 30 minutes.
Next I rounded up my supplies to fry my zucchini:
1 cup AP flour
1 cup Crushed Italian bread crumbs
2 tsp heavy cream or milk
Ingredients for chicken burger:
2 chicken breast
Pinch of salt
Pinch of pepper
Pinch of Italian seasoningNext I took two chicken breast and ground them up in my Food Processor. I added a pinch of Italian seasoning, salt and pepper and browned the meat in a pan.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees at this time.
Ingredients for Parmesan:
Red tomato sauce
Fried Zucchini slices
1 cup of mozzarella cheese
Several slices of Provolone cheese
1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese1 cup torn fresh Basil
I used a 8X8 pan. I laid down the red sauce first, then a layer of basil, then the zucchini slices, followed by the crumbled chicken, then slices of Provolone cheese, followed by the Parmesan cheese and finally the Mozzarella cheese. Rinse and repeat until the pan is full. I did 2 full layers and my pan was full. Toss it into the preheated oven.
Bake for 30 minutes and remove. Let it rest for about 5 minutes because it is HOT! Serve with bread, a salad and ENJOY!