Balsamic Chicken Pasta Bake with Zucchini Noodles

recipe image


  • ½ cup balsamic vinegar

  • 1 (28 ounce) can no-salt-added diced tomatoes, drained

  • ½ teaspoon Italian seasoning

  • 1 ¼ pounds chicken cutlets

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • teaspoon ground pepper

  • 4 ounces whole-wheat spaghetti

  • 4 cups zucchini noodles (12 oz.)

  • 4 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced

  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Coat a 9×13-inch baking dish with cooking spray. Bring a large pot of water to a boil.

  2. Bring vinegar to a boil in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to maintain a lively simmer; cook until reduced by half, 8 to 10 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, add tomatoes and Italian seasoning to the prepared baking dish; stir to combine. Nestle chicken into the tomatoes; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake for 10 minutes.

  4. While the chicken bakes, cook spaghetti according to package directions. Drain and return to the pot. Off the heat, add zucchini noodles and stir quickly. Cover and keep warm until ready to serve.

  5. Remove the pan of chicken from the oven; increase oven temperature to 450 degrees F. Top the chicken with mozzarella slices. Bake until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest part of the chicken registers 165 degrees F and the cheese has melted, 8 to 10 minutes.

  6. Divide the spaghetti and zucchini noodles among 4 plates. Top with the chicken mixture. Drizzle with the balsamic reduction and sprinkle with basil.

Originally appeared: Diabetic Living Magazine, Fall 2020

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

394 Calories
11g Fat
33g Carbs
39g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe
Serving Size
3 oz. chicken + 1 1/2 cups spaghetti-zucchini mixture + 1 Tbsp. balsamic reduction + 1/4 cup basil
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate
Dietary Fiber
Total Sugars
Total Fat
Saturated Fat

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

Powered by the ESHA Research Database © 2018, ESHA Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Read More

About Author

Leave a Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

error: Alert: Content selection unauthorized by Mondial!!