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Zucchini and Chicken Salad

A relaxing meal made without turning on the oven (although you do use the stove) is just right for a warm summer night.

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  • Servings: 4
Zucchini and Chicken Salad

Source: Everyday Food, July/August 2003


  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 1/4 pounds zucchini, thinly sliced
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 bunch (about 8 ounces) spinach, chopped
  • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together 1/4 cup oil and lemon juice; season with salt and pepper. Add zucchini; toss to coat, and let marinate while cooking chicken.

  2. In a large nonstick skillet, heat remaining tablespoon oil over medium. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Cook chicken until golden brown and opaque throughout, about 7 minutes per side. Remove from skillet, and slice thinly.

  3. Toss chicken with zucchini mixture, spinach, onion, pecans, Parmesan, and mint. Serve.

Cook's Notes

This recipe can also be made using leftover or store-bought roasted chicken.


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