If it's a quick dinner that you're after, look no further than this effortless recipe for chicken and zucchini -- it's a main course and side dish all in one!
You roast the chicken and zucchini together in one pan and season it with feta cheese, lemon, and parsley. Serve it over brown rice or couscous and you've got yourself a complete meal.
Can everything please be this easy?
Feta Chicken and Zucchini from Real Simple
- Olive oil
- 2 lemons
- 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 2 medium zucchini
- 1/4 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves, chopped
- 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/3 cup (about 2 ounces) crumbled feta
Remove the peel/zest from the lemons in thin strips. Thinly slice the lemons. Place half the slices in a roasting pan drizzled with olive oil.
Place chicken breasts on top of the lemon slices and season with salt.
Slice each zucchini in half lengthwise, then slice each half into 1/4-inch-thick half-moons. In a bowl, combine the zucchini, parsley, pepper, and the remaining oil, lemon slices, and salt; toss. Spread the zucchini mixture around the chicken and sprinkle the feta over the top.
Roast at 400 until the chicken is cooked through -- about 25-35 minutes. Sprinkle with zest.
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