One Pan Garlic Parmesan Chicken and Zucchini

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ONE PAN Simple Garlic Parmesan Chicken with Zucchini and the BEST 3-ingredient chicken sauce

A delicious garlic parmesan chicken dinner with zucchini made on one pan! And the best 3-ingredient sauce to coat or dip the chicken in!ONE PAN Simple Garlic Parmesan Chicken with Zucchini and the BEST 3-ingredient chicken sauce

I’m not too sure why I’m all over the summer/warm weather recipes right now because it has been crazy weather lately here in Utah. I should be sharing about 10 more soup recipes and 1-2 more hot cocoa ones.

We went with our friends to the Thanksgiving Point Gardens’ famous tulip festival last week and were completely stormed out. It was drizzling rain so we decided to venture out a bit but right when made it to the middle of the gardens we got caught in a crazy hailstorm. Bentley was put in my friend’s stroller and Grey was clinging on to me as we ran for cover. We made it to a covered concession stand and just watched as tons and tons of hail shot down.

ONE PAN Simple Garlic Parmesan Chicken with Zucchini and the BEST 3-ingredient chicken sauceAs we were running for cover, Grey was pretty upset about the hail hitting him. He kept yelling at it to stop and when it didn’t listen to him he was begging me to ask it to stop. You know, because I have magical weather-changing abilities and all ??

His hailstorm injuries ended up to be nothing a good sized bag of popcorn couldn’t fix as we huddled under the concession stand.

And then I went home and cooked zucchini with chicken and pretended it was summer-time. Because what else do you do in a crazy hail/snow/RIDICULOUS-weather-in-May storm?!
ONE PAN Simple Garlic Parmesan Chicken with Zucchini and the BEST 3-ingredient chicken sauce

I’ve definitely been having a moment with one pan chicken + veggie dinners and this is far from the last one I’ll be sharing. Plan on at least 3 more in the coming weeks that I’ve been experimenting with! (Hint: one has an easy balsamic glaze and is to.die.for)

This one pan lemon parmesan chicken + asparagus has been such a big hit (with my family and with all of you!) that I’ve been dying to share another twist on one pan chicken veggie dinners.

And this one is geared towards summer eating with ZUCCHINI. And perhaps the yummiest sauce you might ever eat. That happens to only be 3 ingredients. ? And 3 simple ingredients at that: coleslaw dressing, yellow mustard, & honey BBQ sauce. Truth: amazing things happen when you mix those three ingredients together.

ONE PAN Simple Garlic Parmesan Chicken with Zucchini and the BEST 3-ingredient chicken sauceThe rest of the recipe mimics the ease of the sauce: few ingredients + simple. The chicken gets a light breading in a Parmesan cheese (use freshly grated for WOW) + Panko + herb mixture and then baked.

Remove it about halfway and add the zucchinis (or another vegetable that will cook in about 10-15 minutes) with their own Parmesan + herb mixture. Return to the oven and before you know it — mega delicious dinner is ready to be served!
ONE PAN Simple Garlic Parmesan Chicken with Zucchini and the BEST 3-ingredient chicken sauce

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One Pan Garlic Parmesan Chicken and Zucchini

4.6 from 10 votes
ONE PAN Parmesan Garlic Chicken with Zucchini
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One Pan Garlic Parmesan Chicken and Zucchini

ONE PAN Parmesan Garlic Chicken with Zucchini
4.6 from 10 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 -6
Author Chelsea



  • 1 and 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken tenders or breasts
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • Seasoned salt and pepper
  • 3/4 cup panko*
  • 1 and 1/4 cups Parmesan cheese separated
  • 1 and 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder separated
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning separated
  • 1/3 cup + 2 tablespoons olive oil separated
  • 1/2 - 1 tablespoon full minced garlic
  • 2-3 small zucchinis
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil optional


  • 1/2 cup prepared coleslaw dressing
  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
  • 3 tablespoons honey BBQ sauce


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a large sheet pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Grab three bowls. Add the flour to one bowl with about a 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Stir.
  • Combine panko, 1 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, dried parsley, &1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning. Stir.
  • In the final bowl, add 1/3 cup olive oil with 1/2 to 1 full tablespoon garlic (depending on desired strength of garlic flavor.) Stir.
  • Slice chicken breasts to the size of tenders (about 1 and 1/4th inch strips) or use chicken tenders.
  • Coat in flour mixture, dredge in the olive oil mixture, and then heavily coat in the Parmesan panko mixture.
  • Place on prepared sheet pan. Use any remaining Parmesan panko mixture and press into the tenders.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes and remove.
  • Flip the tenders to the other side.
  • Meanwhile, slice the zucchinis into small quarters as seen in the photos (or video above recipe).
  • Toss the zucchini with the remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil. Combine the remaining 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, remaining 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder, remaining 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning, and dried basil if desired. Add a pinch of seasoned salt and pepper.
  • Place the zucchini pieces around the chicken pieces on the pan. Top the zucchinis with the Parmesan and herb mixture.
  • Return to the oven and bake for another 10-15 minutes or until the internal temperature of the chicken has reached 165 degrees F.
  • Meanwhile, whisk together the 3 sauce ingredients.
  • Remove the meal from the oven and serve with a side-dish of the sauce (or cover the chicken in the sauce, but only cover what will get immediately eaten as to not make the chicken soggy)


Recipe Notes

*Panko is generally used in Japanese cooking and it can be found in the grocery store in the Asian foods aisle.

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      1. 5 stars
        Thank you! I made this tonight and it was a hit. My husband is usually weary of squash of any variety but he ate most of it himself! Also, big fans on the chick fil a sauce.

        1. You are so welcome! 🙂 That is fantastic to hear! SO glad this dish was well enjoyed. Thanks for coming back and sharing Layne! 🙂

  1. 5 stars
    Yikes about the hail! Glad you found cover!
    This dish looks amazing, I can’t wait for the weather to finally get warm (no hail/snow, please!) and to harvest some zucchinis… I’ll definitely be making this!

  2. Love love love one pan dinners, especially when they look as delicious as this one! And what a perfect way to combat the crazy weather. This looks great!

  3. 5 stars
    A miracle happened at dinner tonight, everyone loved it! This was a huge hit with both my kids and my picky husband. They asked where I got the receipe and after a said a blog my 9 year old son said get more receives from that blog! ? Thanks for yummy new dinner in our rotation.

    1. YAY!! 🙂 That is the BEST to hear that! I’m so thrilled it was a hit with everyone 🙂

  4. 4 stars
    This was one of the best, tastiest dishes I’ve made! I served mine over pasta and sauce. Thanks!

    1. I’m so thrilled you enjoyed this so much Nicole! 🙂 Thank you so much for the comment!

  5. 2 stars
    I just wanted to say when I made this the chicken was not crispy. I followed the recipe. I don’t know what went wrong. It tasted good, just kind of mushy . I feel like it’s a lot of olive oil.

    1. Hmm we’ve never had the chicken be mushy. Did you separate the olive oil and only use 1/3 cup? Also did you use Panko? If you try this again, you can try to shake the chicken off after dredging it in olive oil and try putting it under the broiler for a few minutes to really crisp it up.

  6. 5 stars
    I made this last night and it was delicious, left overs went to my husband for lunch the next day! Would defiantly recommend this recipe!

  7. 5 stars
    I am very excited to make this recipe tonight I was innitally planning on making the garlic parm such and chicken tenderloins in a seperate dishes but once I seen this all in one pan and read the recipe I was stoked to try it out!!

  8. 5 stars
    Excellent recipe! Chicken came out yummy & crispy & the zucchini was perfectly cooked and not mushy. I almost didn’t make the sauce as it sounded odd, but so glad I did, it was excellent! I doubled the recipe as I’m feeding 2 adults & 2 teenagers and am so glad I did as both my teens loved it as well and came back for seconds. Great time of year to make this as our garden is overflowing with zucchini:)

    1. Ahh i’m so happy to hear this Julie! I couldn’t agree more, we’ve been making this a ton lately as our zucchini’s are out of control! Haha! Thanks! 🙂

  9. 5 stars
    This was DELICIOUS! I had to use the broiler for a few extra minutes at the end to crisp up the outside of the chicken. I also seasoned the chicken a little with salt & pepper before I coated it. Everyone loved it- Will be making this again for sure! The dipping sauce was AMAZING. Thanks for sharing!!

  10. 5 stars
    A very tasty and easy to make recipe! I had every ingredient in the kitchen except for the cole slaw dressing which I was able to make from scratch. I added some sliced up crookneck squash to the zucchini. Can’t wait to try another of your recipes!

  11. Hi Chelsea! With a busy household, I am always looking for recipes I can prep the night before so they’re ready (for my husband) to pop into the oven or onto the stovetop when he gets home with the littles. Could we do that with this recipe? Which of your recipes might you recommend??

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