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Pretzel-crusted chicken with creamy lemon zoodles only tastes decadent

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You won't miss the pasta with this zucchini noodle dish you can eat without the guilt

When the thought of another breaded chicken cutlet for dinner leaves you wanting to poke your eyes out of boredom, take a look in the pantry for that half-open bag of pretzels and say hello to a much more exciting chicken dinner.

Use a rolling pin, throw some of those pretzels in a plastic bag and crush 'em up. The salty crunch is the perfect chicken coating (it's best to eat these immediately as the pretzels will soften up in the fridge as leftovers) and when served on top of creamy (healthy!) zucchini noodles, it's a pretty well-balanced dinner everyone will love.

You won't miss the pasta with this zucchini noodle dish you can eat without the guilt
Image: Gina Matsoukas/SheKnows

Pretzel crusted chicken over creamy lemon Greek yogurt noodles recipe

Serves 4

Prep time: 15 minutes | Cook time: 15 minutes | Total time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound chicken breast
  • 2 cups crushed pretzels
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 large zucchini, spiralized or peeled with a julienne peeler into noodles
  • 4 ounces plain Greek yogurt
  • Juice of 1/2 a lemon

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F, line a baking sheet with tin foil and grease with baking spray.
  2. Season chicken with salt and pepper.
  3. Place the flour on a plate, beaten eggs in a shallow bowl and pretzels on another plate.
  4. Dredge the chicken in the flour, then dip in the eggs, coat with pretzels and place on baking sheet.
  5. Spray the tops of the chicken breasts with cooking spray and place in oven for about 15 minutes until cooked through.
  6. Meanwhile, toss the zucchini noodles with the Greek yogurt, lemon and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  7. Serve the chicken on top of the zucchini noodles.

More zoodle recipes

Zucchini noodle carbonara
Vegan quinoa meatballs with fresh zucchini noodles
Cauliflower feta meatballs and spicy harissa tomato zucchini noodles

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