Garlic Chicken with Zesty Zucchini
By Emily Thevis, RD LDN
Zucchini, or summer squash, can be cooked in many different ways. It is easy to prepare, and can take on a variety of flavors. This vegetable is also a good source of folate, an important B vitamin. Deficiencies of this can lead to anemia or neural tube defects in pregnancy. So throw this recipe together for a healthful, colorful summer dinner.
|1 pound||chicken breast|
|1 ½ cups||zucchini, sliced|
|2 tablespoons||extra virgin olive oil|
|2 tablespoons||Parmesan cheese, grated|
|2 cloves||garlic, chopped|
Method of Preparation/Instructions
1. Mix chicken with 1 tablespoon olive oil and garlic. Toss to coat.
2. Cook chicken over medium heat for 5-7 minutes, or until cooked through. Remove from skillet.
3. Heat 1 tablespoon oil and cook zucchini until tender, about 5 minutes. Add chicken back in.
4. Toss mixture with Parmesan cheese and serve.
Yield and Servings
Yield: 4 servings
Serving Size: ¾ cup
Calories 250, Protein 23 g, Carbohydrates 2 g, Total fat 18 g, Cholesterol 2 mg, Sodium 47 mg, Sugars 1 g, Fiber 0 g