Oven-Baked Cheesy Chicken with Garlic Bread & Zucchini
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Oven-Baked Cheesy Chicken

with Garlic Bread & Zucchini

40 MIN
4 Servings
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Chefs! We're bringing you a series of recipes designed with ease of cooking and cleanup in mind, but without sacrificing the incredible flavors you've come to expect from a classic Blue Apron meal. For this decadent dish, you'll smother chicken breasts in melty cheese and a savory tomato sauce, then roast zucchini and garlic bread in the oven simultaneously.
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Oven-Baked Cheesy Chicken with Garlic Bread & Zucchini
Title
  • 4 Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • 1 8-Oz Can Tomato Sauce
  • 2 Sandwich Rolls
  • 1 clove Garlic
  • 2 Zucchini
  • 2 oz Butter
  • 2 oz Fontina Cheese
  • 2 oz Smoked Gouda Cheese
  • ¼ cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 1½ tsps Calabrian Chile Paste
  • 2 oz Sliced Roasted Red Peppers
  • 1 Tbsp Italian Seasoning (Whole Dried Basil, Sage, Oregano, Savory, Rosemary, Thyme & Marjoram)
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Prepare the ingredients
1 Prepare the ingredients

Preheat the oven to 450°F. Wash and dry the zucchini. Cut into 1/2-inch thick rounds. Grate the fontina and gouda on the large side of a box grater; combine in a bowl. Halve the rolls. Peel 1 clove of garlic; using a zester or the small side of a box grater, finely grate into a paste.

Start the chicken
2 Start the chicken

In a bowl, combine the tomato sauce, Italian seasoning, and as much of the chile paste as you'd like, depending on how spicy you'd like the dish to be; season with salt and pepper. Pat the chicken dry with paper towels. Season with salt and pepper on both sides. Transfer to a baking dish. Evenly top with peppers (tearing into bite-sized pieces before adding) and prepared tomato sauce. Bake 16 minutes. Leaving the oven on, remove from the oven.

Start the zucchini
3 Start the zucchini

Place the zucchini rounds on a sheet pan. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Toss to coat. Arrange in an even layer. Roast 12 minutes. Leaving the oven on, remove from the oven. 

Finish the zucchini & make the garlic bread
4 Finish the zucchini & make the garlic bread

Meanwhile, melt the butter in a bowl in the microwave (or melt in a small pot on the stove, then transfer to a bowl). Add the garlic paste; season with salt and pepper. Stir to combine. Carefully move the partially roasted zucchini to one side of the sheet pan, then place the halved rolls on the other side. Evenly top the rolls with the garlic butter and half the parmesan. Evenly top the zucchini with the remaining parmesan. Return to the oven and roast 5 to 7 minutes, or until the rolls are lightly browned and crispy and the zucchini is tender when pierced with a fork. Remove from the oven. Carefully transfer the garlic bread to a cutting board; halve on an angle. 

Finish the chicken & serve your dish
5 Finish the chicken & serve your dish
  • Evenly topped the partially baked chicken with the grated cheeses. Bake 4 to 6 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and the chicken is cooked through.* If desired, turn your oven to the broil function; broil 2 to 4 minutes, or until the cheese is golden brown (watching carefully so it doesn’t burn). Remove from the oven. Let stand at least 2 minutes before serving. Serve the finished chicken with the roasted zucchini and garlic bread. Enjoy!

  • *The USDA recommends a minimum safe cooking temperature of 165°F for chicken.

Tips from Home Chefs

Prepare the ingredients
1 Prepare the ingredients

Preheat the oven to 450°F. Wash and dry the zucchini. Cut into 1/2-inch thick rounds. Grate the fontina and gouda on the large side of a box grater; combine in a bowl. Halve the rolls. Peel 1 clove of garlic; using a zester or the small side of a box grater, finely grate into a paste.

2 Start the chicken

In a bowl, combine the tomato sauce, Italian seasoning, and as much of the chile paste as you'd like, depending on how spicy you'd like the dish to be; season with salt and pepper. Pat the chicken dry with paper towels. Season with salt and pepper on both sides. Transfer to a baking dish. Evenly top with peppers (tearing into bite-sized pieces before adding) and prepared tomato sauce. Bake 16 minutes. Leaving the oven on, remove from the oven.

Start the chicken
Start the zucchini
3 Start the zucchini

Place the zucchini rounds on a sheet pan. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Toss to coat. Arrange in an even layer. Roast 12 minutes. Leaving the oven on, remove from the oven. 

4 Finish the zucchini & make the garlic bread

Meanwhile, melt the butter in a bowl in the microwave (or melt in a small pot on the stove, then transfer to a bowl). Add the garlic paste; season with salt and pepper. Stir to combine. Carefully move the partially roasted zucchini to one side of the sheet pan, then place the halved rolls on the other side. Evenly top the rolls with the garlic butter and half the parmesan. Evenly top the zucchini with the remaining parmesan. Return to the oven and roast 5 to 7 minutes, or until the rolls are lightly browned and crispy and the zucchini is tender when pierced with a fork. Remove from the oven. Carefully transfer the garlic bread to a cutting board; halve on an angle. 

Finish the zucchini & make the garlic bread
Finish the chicken & serve your dish
5 Finish the chicken & serve your dish
  • Evenly topped the partially baked chicken with the grated cheeses. Bake 4 to 6 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and the chicken is cooked through.* If desired, turn your oven to the broil function; broil 2 to 4 minutes, or until the cheese is golden brown (watching carefully so it doesn’t burn). Remove from the oven. Let stand at least 2 minutes before serving. Serve the finished chicken with the roasted zucchini and garlic bread. Enjoy!

  • *The USDA recommends a minimum safe cooking temperature of 165°F for chicken.
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