Healthy comfort food? Yes, please. When you’re craving something crispy and fried, rather than dining out, DIY. This Skillet Lemon Parmesan Chicken Zucchini and Squash is such a delicious and simple dinner! The perfect summer meal and worthy of your dinner rotation!
What you will need
1 1/2 pounds fresh zucchini cut into bite-sized rounds
2-3 whole boneless skinless chicken breast halves cut into bite-sized pieces
2-3 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 cup chicken broth
2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup fresh Italian parsley flat leaf, chopped
1/4 cup parmesan cheese freshly grated
Heat olive oil in a large skillet and bring to medium-high heat. Add chicken to hot pan and leave undisturbed for a minute or two until they have a chance to really brown and caramelize.
Sprinkle salt and pepper over chicken and continue to cook, stir-frying a few minutes longer until cooked through. Remove chicken from pan and set aside.
Place zucchini in the pan, adding an additional tablespoon of oil if needed. Stirfry until the zucchini is just barely tender and has a bit of color.
Pour chicken broth into the pan and us the back of a spatula to scrape up any browned bits from the bottom. Bring to a simmer and let cook over medium-low until the liquid has reduced by about half.
Stir chicken, parsley, lemon juice, and parmesan into the zucchini. Toss to coat in the cooking liquid and serve over pasta, rice, couscous or quinoa.
Serving: 1serving | Calories: 122kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 913mg | Potassium: 511mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 705IU | Vitamin C: 42.5mg | Calcium: 110mg | Iron: 1mg
Healthy Chicken Tender Dipping Sauces
Ditch the standard ranch dressing and stir up one of these healthy chicken tender dipping sauces. (Or pair these healthy chicken tenders with one of these mash-up sauces you’ll want to slather on just about everything.)
- Homemade Honey Mustard = 1/4 cup Dijon mustard + 1 teaspoon honey
- Kicked-Up Ketchup = 1/4 cup ketchup + pinch chili powder
- Zesty Sour Cream = 1/2 cup low-fat sour cream + fresh lime + fresh cilantro
- Spiced Mayo = 1/2 cup low-fat mayo + 1 teaspoon dried dill + 1 teaspoon garlic powder