logo
g Text Version
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Career
Computers
Education
Family
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
Money
News & Politics
Relationships
Religion & Spirituality
Sports
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies

dailyclick
Bored? Games!
Nutrition
Postcards
Take a Quiz
Rate My Photo

new
Action Movies
Bible Basics
Houseplants
Romance Movies
Creativity
Family Travel
Southwest USA


dailyclick
All times in EST

Full Schedule
g
g Quick Cooking Site

BellaOnline's Quick Cooking Editor

g

Chicken and Zucchini Salad Recipe


If you’re looking for a 30 minute end-of-summer meal that doesn’t heat up the kitchen and requires minimal cooking, this Chicken and Zucchini Salad is perfect. It’s versatile, too, since you can grill the chicken, sauté it in a skillet, use leftover chicken, or use the meat from a rotisserie chicken. You can even leave the chicken out entirely and substitute shrimp.
””
End of summer means trying to find new ways to use zucchini from the garden. Mint is just as prolific, if not more so; I use it extensively as a garnish on desserts, to line baskets to fill with fruit, and in our favorite summer beverage, Tart and Sweet Mint Cooler, but mint also adds a nice flavor when chopped and added to salads. Grape tomatoes add color and sweetness; you can also use chopped tomatoes from the garden.

Thinly sliced zucchini takes on a new personality when briefly marinated in vinaigrette; you’ll love the change from cooked zucchini dishes. Chicken and Zucchini Salad is delicious and will become a quick and easy family favorite.

Chicken & Zucchini Salad


8 Servings

Dressing:

2 tablespoons red onions, chopped
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
2 teaspoons spicy brown mustard
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 cup vegetable oil

2 pounds zucchini, very thinly sliced
1 cup grape tomatoes, halved lengthwise
1/4 cup fresh mint, (loosely packed) coarsely chopped

1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast halves, (about 4)
seasoning salt, such as lemon pepper (your favorite), to taste
2 tablespoons vegetable oil

4 cups gourmet salad mix
1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1/3 cup walnut(s), coarsely broken

  1. Dressing: In blender container process the 2 tablespoons red onion and the vinegar until the onion is finely chopped.

  2. Add the mustard, sugar, salt, and pepper and process until well-mixed.
  3. Turn the blender on low and gradually pour in the oil

  4. Continue blending until the dressing is thickened.

  5. Mix the zucchini, tomatoes, and mint in a large bowl

  6. Add 1/2 cup of the dressing and toss to mix.

  7. Let the zucchini mixture marinate while preparing the chicken.

  8. Cut off any fat or veins from the chicken breasts; sprinkle with seasoning salt.

  9. Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet

  10. Add the chicken breasts and sauté over medium heat until just cooked through.

  11. Remove from heat, slice thinly, and add to the zucchini mixture.

  12. Add the remaining ingredients and toss, using more dressing as needed.

  13. Serve immediately.


Amount Per Serving
Calories 375 Calories from Fat 247
Percent Total Calories From: Fat 66% Protein 27% Carb. 7%

Nutrient Amount per Serving
Total Fat 27 g
Saturated Fat 5 g
Cholesterol 62 mg
Sodium 485 mg
Total Carbohydrate 7 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Sugars 0 g
Protein 25 g

Vitamin A 14% Vitamin C 32% Calcium 0% Iron 9%


Add Chicken+and+Zucchini+Salad+Recipe to Twitter Add Chicken+and+Zucchini+Salad+Recipe to Facebook Add Chicken+and+Zucchini+Salad+Recipe to MySpace Add Chicken+and+Zucchini+Salad+Recipe to Del.icio.us Digg Chicken+and+Zucchini+Salad+Recipe Add Chicken+and+Zucchini+Salad+Recipe to Yahoo My Web Add Chicken+and+Zucchini+Salad+Recipe to Google Bookmarks Add Chicken+and+Zucchini+Salad+Recipe to Stumbleupon Add Chicken+and+Zucchini+Salad+Recipe to Reddit




Quick & Easy Zucchini Recipes
RSS
Related Articles
Editor's Picks Articles
Top Ten Articles
Previous Features
Site Map


For FREE email updates, subscribe to the Quick Cooking Newsletter


Past Issues


print
Printer Friendly
bookmark
Bookmark
tell friend
Tell a Friend
forum
Forum
email
Email Editor


Content copyright © 2014 by Karen Hancock. All rights reserved.
This content was written by Karen Hancock. If you wish to use this content in any manner, you need written permission. Contact Karen Hancock for details.

g


g features
Dressed Up Hummus Recipe

Spur of the Moment Potato & Zucchini Bake Recipe

Easy Cheezy Stovetop Zucchini Recipe

Archives | Site Map

forum
Forum
email
Contact

Past Issues
memberscenter


vote
Poetry
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
Less than Monthly



BellaOnline on Facebook
g


| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2014 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.


BellaOnline Editor