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Garlic Chicken and Zucchini

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Garlic Chicken and Zucchini
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This garlic butter chicken - #chicken #recipe #eatwell101 - 
 Perfect for a quick and easy weeknight dinner. Garlic butter chicken is delicious with its side of zucchini cooked straight in the same pan for easy cleanup. You'll 
 ❤️ the flavors!

Garlic Chicken Recipe – Need a fast and easy 15-minute chicken dinner? This comforting garlic chicken breast recipe is definitely what you need. It’s made in one skillet for less cleanup: chicken breasts are rubbed with spices and pan-seared in oil and butter for a crisp-tender result, then tossed with sautéed zucchini in a luscious butter sauce. Paleo, low carb, and keto-friendly – a winner chicken breast recipe for dinner. Enjoy!

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Ingredients list for the Garlic Chicken Recipe

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Garlic chicken recipe

Forget dry chicken breasts with this easy chicken breast recipe for dinner! Boneless chicken breasts are marinated with a mix of spices before being grilled until tender and served with sauteed lemon zucchini. A winner chicken breast recipe for dinnertime. You will love the punch of flavors!

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Directions

1. To make the garlic butter chicken breasts: Place the chicken breasts on a shallow plate. Rub olive oil on the chicken breasts.

2. In a small bowl add the garlic powder, onion powder, cumin, thyme, turmeric, fennel, ginger, paprika, salt, and pepper (you can also use this chicken dry rub or the 21 salute seasoning blend from Trader’s Joe). Rub the spices thoroughly on each side of the chicken breasts.

3. Heat 1 tablespoon oil and 1 tablespoon butter in a skillet over medium-low heat and cook chicken breast on both sides, until internal temperature reads 165ºF (74ºC) on an instant-read thermometer, approx. 15 minutes total. Remove chicken breasts to a plate and keep warm.

4. Add the diced zucchini to the same pan and season with salt, pepper, and red chili pepper flakes (if using), add a bit of oil if necessary. Saute zucchini for 3-4 minutes over medium-low, then deglaze with chicken stock and a splash of lemon juice. Add remaining 1 tablespoon butter. Cook zucchini with the sauce for 3-4 minutes, stirring from time to time, until the sauce has reduced a bit and zucchini are tender.

5. Push sauteed zucchini on the side and add the cooked chicken back to the pan to reheat a little and coat with the butter sauce. Serve the chicken and sauteed zucchini garnished with lemon slices, and fresh chopped parsley. Enjoy! ❤️ 

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Tips for the garlic butter chicken recipe

  • You might want to pound your chicken cutlets to an even thickness so that they cook evenly and are more tender.
  • Let chicken breasts get a good sear for 5 minutes before touching and turning. Constantly moving the chicken around will prevent forming a nice golden crust that keeps moisture inside.

What to serve with the garlic butter chicken and zucchini?

The sauteed chicken breasts with zucchini are a complete meal on their own, but if you’re extra hungry, you can always serve garlic butter chicken and zucchini on top of cauliflower rice or a salad to keep everything low-carb; or rice, bulgur, pasta, etc…

How to keep the garlic butter chicken leftovers?

You can keep the garlic butter chicken leftovers for 2 days in an airtight container in your refrigerator. Reheat on the stovetop or microwave, with a few drops of water to loosen the sauce.

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