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Easy, Healthy Recipe For Feta Chicken With Zucchini

Fast & Easy Dinner: Feta Chicken With Zucchini


In the heat of Summer, I usually crave a fresh and light meal that's simple to prepare. This one combines chicken, feta, and zucchini for a tasty dinner that takes under an hour to make. If you're looking for a healthy way to spruce up a basic chicken breast, this is a great dish to whip up. I recommend serving it on a bed of whole wheat pasta, or on a mixed green salad with a simple balsamic dressing. For the fit-friendly recipe, read more.

Feta Chicken With Zucchini

Feta Chicken With Zucchini

Easy, Healthy Recipe for Feta Chicken With Zucchini 2010-08-16 14:52:53

Ingredients

  1. 2 tablespoons olive oil
  2. 1 lemon
  3. 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 1 1/2 pounds)
  4. 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  5. 2 medium zucchini
  6. 1/4 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves, chopped
  7. 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  8. 1/3 cup (about 2 ounces) crumbled feta cheese

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 400°. Drizzle 1/2 tablespoon of the oil in a roasting pan. Remove the zest from the lemon in thin strips; set aside. Thinly slice the lemon. Place half the slices in the pan.
  2. Rinse the chicken and pat it dry with paper towels. Place it on top of the lemon slices and season with 1/8 teaspoon of the salt.
  3. Slice each zucchini in half lengthwise, then slice each half into 1/4-inch-thick half-moons. In a bowl, combine the zucchini, parsley, pepper, and the remaining oil, lemon slices, and salt; toss. Spread the zucchini mixture around the chicken and sprinkle the Feta over the top.
  4. Roast until the chicken is cooked through, 20 to 25 minutes. Transfer it to a cutting board and cut each piece into thirds. Divide the chicken, zucchini mixture, and lemons among individual plates and sprinkle with the zest.

Serves 4.

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