A relaxing meal made without turning on the oven (although you do use the stove) is just right for a warm summer night.
Source: Everyday Food, July/August 2003
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Yield Serves 4
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
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.
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.
Toss chicken with zucchini mixture, spinach, onion, pecans, Parmesan, and mint. Serve.
This recipe can also be made using leftover or store-bought roasted chicken.