September 23, 2023

This fast and light-weight skillet lemon parmesan rooster and zucchini is improbable! So scrumptious, the brilliant lemon and deeper savory flavors are good!

Let me kindly introduce you to the meal I might day-after-day for the remainder of without end and nonetheless be left wishing I had it on the menu plan once more. (And ridiculously simple!)

Top down view of nonstick skillet with chicken, zucchini, parsley and parmesan.

Suggestions for Skillet Success

This recipe depends on a number of issues for optimum taste.

The primary is browning the rooster and zucchini in a sizzling skillet so that they develop that stunning golden coloration (and taste!).

To do that, warmth the oil till rippling and sizzling after which add the rooster in a single layer. Ensure that to pat the rooster dry! It helps the rooster to sizzle and sear as an alternative of steam in liquid.

Let the rooster cook dinner WITHOUT STIRRING till golden. Flip and cook dinner on the opposite facet.

Golden brown chicken in skillet.

You’ll do the identical factor with the zucchini! The one distinction is you possibly can cook dinner the zucchini for much less time than the rooster.

The zucchini is sort of scrumptious cooked till simply al dente. Say no to mushy zucchini!

Golden cooked zucchini pieces in skillet.

Layers of Taste

As soon as the rooster and zucchini have goldened as much as perfection, stir in:

  • recent lemon juice
  • a bit of sprint of soy sauce (or a gluten-free different)
  • dried basil and a tiny little bit of dried oregano

Crank the warmth up and let the components sizzle till the liquid thickens barely.

Squeezing lemon through citrus press.

On the very finish, sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and recent basil or parsley (non-obligatory however ultra-delish).

And don’t neglect to pattern a bit of style and add extra salt and pepper, if wanted!

This skillet lemon parmesan rooster and zucchini meal is so, so easy, however as tasty as a meal that takes hours!

I might actually eat it day-after-day.

Wooden spoon with zucchini, chicken and parmesan cheese.

Low Carb Skillet Meal

Whereas this recipe is of course low carb, once I make it for dinner for the household, I normally alter the carb eco-system and serve it alongside jasmine or brown rice or typically flatbread.

For the previous couple of weeks, I’ve been making giant batches of this and consuming the leftovers for lunch all week with cottage cheese and cherry tomatoes on the facet. (And sure, I eat the leftovers chilly straight from the fridge as a result of I’m a monster like that. 😂)

You possibly can simply range the protein (use floor meat or shrimp, and many others) in addition to the veggies (yellow squash, broccoli, and many others). It’s easy, quick, and wonderful!

Chicken, zucchini and parmesan cheese on white plate.

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Skillet with chicken, zucchini, parmesan and wooden spoon.

Skillet Lemon Parmesan Hen and Zucchini

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 ½ kilos boneless rooster breast or thighs
  • Salt, pepper, and garlic powder
  • 3 small zucchini (about 1 pound whole)
  • 2 tablespoons recent lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • ¼ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • Recent parsley or basil, chopped (non-obligatory)
  • Pat the rooster dry and minimize into bite-size items. Toss with a pair pinches of salt, pepper and garlic powder. Chop the zucchini (discarding finish with the stem) into 1/2-inch items. Put aside.

  • Warmth the oil in a 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium warmth till sizzling and rippling. Add the rooster items in a single layer. Allow them to cook dinner WITHOUT STIRRING for 2-3 minutes till golden on one facet. Flip and cook dinner for one more 2-3 minutes till cooked by means of. Take away to a plate reserving as a lot oil/liquid within the pan as doable.

  • Return the skillet to medium warmth and add the zucchini in a single layer. Once more, let the zucchini cook dinner WITHOUT STIRRING (to maximise that golden coloration) for 1-2 minutes. Flip or stir and proceed cooking for one more minute or two till the zucchini is tender (however not mushy – do not over cook dinner).

  • Add the rooster again to the skillet and add the lemon juice, soy sauce, basil, and oregano. Stir to mix.

  • Improve the warmth to medium excessive and cook dinner till scorching and the liquid thickens only a bit, 1-2 minutes.

  • Sprinkle with parmesan cheese and recent herbs, if utilizing. Season to style with extra salt and pepper, if wanted.

Serving: 1 serving, Energy: 196kcal, Carbohydrates: 3g, Protein: 28g, Fats: 8g, Saturated Fats: 2g, Ldl cholesterol: 78mg, Sodium: 438mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 2g

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