Look no further for a super delicious, delightfully easy weeknight meal ready in about 20 minutes. This recipe for Sauteed Chicken Breast with Zucchini Medley builds huge flavor in no time flat. As an added bonus, it can be served family style, as individual servings or you can serve it as a warm appetizer. Who knew one recipe could be so versatile? Stick with me to find out how to make it.
This Sauteed Chicken Breast recipe is gluten free, paleo, low carb and a family favorite.
LEARN TO MAKE SAUTEED CHICKEN BREAST FOR DINNER
With so many different recipes out there for sauteed chicken breast, it is hard to pick one to use. Well, I hope that you use this one. I've made this recipe probably a hundred times between the cooking school (part of our Simply Saute series) and for my family.
Everyone loves the flavors in this recipe. It's as if the zucchini, onions, shallots and garlic are each trying to outdo one another to help build layers of flavor.
I like cooking this recipe so much, I created a Skillshare Class on just how to make it in your own kitchen. Check it out. You'll learn the 4 secrets to the perfect saute and lots of other cool stuff. Doesn't hurt to take a look...right?
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HOW TO SAUTE ZUCCHINI
Okay... so I'm going to give away one of the secrets to making the most delicious sauteed zucchini. Here's the scoop. If you're sauteing a protein first (like pork, chicken or lamb), make sure you cook the protein first. Provided there isn't too much fond (the browned bits stuck to the bottom of the pan), add the zucchini in with the fond.
The zucchini acts like a sponge, completely soaking up all the flavor from the pan. Then, as it caramelizes during the saute process it develops even more flavor. It is just outrageously tasty.
Make sure when you saute zucchini to have enough fat in the pan and adequate salt too. The zucchini will not soften without enough fat and will retain its moisture without salt.
HOW TO SAUTE CHICKEN BREAST CUTLETS
- Step 1: Season the chicken with salt and pepper.
- Step 2: Make sure that your pan is hot before adding the cooking fat.
- Step 3: When the oil shimmers, add the chicken and cook until browned.
- Step 4: Flip and cook until browned. Test for doneness and enjoy hot.
Quick Cooking Tip: Adding the fat to a cold pan and then heating could change the flavor characteristics of the oil or fat. Additionally, it is important to add your ingredients to a hot pan... particularly if you are using stainless steel. Adding cold chicken to a cold stainless steel pan will result in your chicken sticking all over the place.
YUMMY SAUTEED CHICKEN BREASTS WITH VEGETABLES:
Every time I look at the pictures for this recipe, my mouth starts watering. It is just that good. What makes it even more appetizing is how fast it is ready. Just a couple minutes of prep time, one pan and about twenty minutes gets you a protein and fresh vegetable packed dinner. Even for the busiest family that is time well spent.
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What You Get In My Class:
- Over 40 minutes of teaching, all about the Secrets to Saute!
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- BONUS: 25 flavor profile combinations to create your own sauteed masterpiece!
However you make it, I hope you enjoy this sauteed chicken breast recipe. Happy eating.
Nutrition information is supplied by NutriFox and are based on estimates only.