Lemon-Thyme Chicken with Sauteed Zucchini

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Megan Todd

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@Megan213

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!

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
6
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
15 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

  • 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

How to Make Lemon-Thyme Chicken with Sauteed Zucchini

Step-by-Step

  1. Prepare chicken. Remove excess fat, filet, and tenderize with a meat tenderizer.
  2. Place the lemon zest and thyme in a small bowl and toss to mix well.
  3. Sprinkle the chicken with salt and pepper on both sides.
    Sprinkle half the lemon-thyme mixture evenly onto one side of each chicken breast.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Plate zucchini, & place Chicken over-top. Serve with a crisp romaine salad.

    Makes a delicious, light lunch or dinner.

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About Lemon-Thyme Chicken with Sauteed Zucchini

Course/Dish: Chicken Vegetables
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Asian



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