Lemon-Thyme Chicken with Sauteed Zucchini

Megan Todd


I believe I've mentioned that chicken is the most popular meat in our home. And sometimes my brain just can't be creative on it's own and I need a little push to help me along, especially when I need a meal in a hurry. This recipe is adapted from health.com. It's quick, easy, & tasty!
Of course the first thing I do is look at ingredients, Do I have them? Any allergens? And what can I do to change that? Depending on the answers, determines whether I deter from the recipe and adapt it to suite our tastes.
Even with the changes I made.. This dish was fabulous!! So I just had to share!

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15 Min


15 Min


Stove Top


3 large
chicken breasts, (filet for 6 pieces) & tenderize
1/4 tsp
fresh ground sea salt
1/4 tsp
fresh ground black pepper
1 large
lemon zest, grated
1 1/2 Tbsp
thyme, dried
1 Tbsp
extra virgin olive oil
juice of one lemon
3 medium
zucchini, julienned

Directions Step-By-Step

Prepare chicken. Remove excess fat, filet, and tenderize with a meat tenderizer.
Place the lemon zest and thyme in a small bowl and toss to mix well.
Sprinkle the chicken with salt and pepper on both sides.
Sprinkle half the lemon-thyme mixture evenly onto one side of each chicken breast.
Heat the oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the chicken, herb side down about 4 minutes. While cooking, sprinkle the remaining lemon-thyme mixture over other side of chicken. Turn and pour half the fresh juice from lemon over chicken & finish cooking until chicken is golden & cooked through. About 4 minutes.
When chicken is done, remove from pan. Place on plate, cover to keep warm.

Saute zucchini with remaining lemon juice, fresh cracked salt & pepper to taste, in the same skillet used for the chicken over medium heat. Stir frequently, until golden and tender. About 5 minutes.
Plate zucchini, & place Chicken over-top. Serve with a crisp romaine salad.

Makes a delicious, light lunch or dinner.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken, Vegetables
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Asian
Dietary Needs: Low Fat, Kosher, Low Sodium, Low Carb
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy