Skillet Lemon Parmesan Rooster and Zucchini

This fast and light-weight skillet lemon parmesan hen and zucchini is improbable! So scrumptious, the brilliant lemon and deeper savory flavors are good!

Let me kindly introduce you to the meal I might each day for the remainder of without end and nonetheless be left wishing I had it on the menu plan once more. (And ridiculously straightforward!)

Top down view of nonstick skillet with chicken, zucchini, parsley and parmesan.

Suggestions for Skillet Success

This recipe depends on a number of issues for optimum taste.

The primary is browning the hen and zucchini in a scorching skillet so that they develop that stunning golden coloration (and taste!).

To do that, warmth the oil till rippling and scorching after which add the hen in a single layer. Make sure that to pat the hen dry! It helps the hen to sizzle and sear as a substitute of steam in liquid.

Let the hen cook dinner WITHOUT STIRRING till golden. Flip and cook dinner on the opposite aspect.

Golden brown chicken in skillet.

You’ll do the identical factor with the zucchini! The one distinction is you may cook dinner the zucchini for much less time than the hen.

The zucchini is sort of scrumptious cooked till simply al dente. Say no to mushy zucchini!

Golden cooked zucchini pieces in skillet.

Layers of Taste

As soon as the hen and zucchini have goldened as much as perfection, stir in:

  • recent lemon juice
  • a bit of sprint of soy sauce (or a gluten-free different)
  • dried basil and a tiny little bit of dried oregano

Crank the warmth up and let the substances sizzle till the liquid thickens barely.

Squeezing lemon through citrus press.

On the very finish, sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and recent basil or parsley (elective however ultra-delish).

And don’t overlook to pattern a bit of style and add extra salt and pepper, if wanted!

This skillet lemon parmesan hen and zucchini meal is so, so easy, however as tasty as a meal that takes hours!

I might actually eat it each day.

Wooden spoon with zucchini, chicken and parmesan cheese.

Low Carb Skillet Meal

Whereas this recipe is of course low carb, once I make it for dinner for the household, I often alter the carb eco-system and serve it alongside jasmine or brown rice or typically flatbread.

For the previous few weeks, I’ve been making giant batches of this and consuming the leftovers for lunch all week with cottage cheese and cherry tomatoes on the aspect. (And sure, I eat the leftovers chilly straight from the fridge as a result of I’m a monster like that. ????)

You might simply differ the protein (use floor meat or shrimp, and so on) in addition to the veggies (yellow squash, broccoli, and so on). It’s easy, quick, and superb!

Chicken, zucchini and parmesan cheese on white plate.

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Skillet with chicken, zucchini, parmesan and wooden spoon.

Skillet Lemon Parmesan Rooster and Zucchini

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 ½ kilos boneless hen breast or thighs
  • Salt, pepper, and garlic powder
  • 3 small zucchini (about 1 pound complete)
  • 2 tablespoons recent lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • ¼ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • Recent parsley or basil, chopped (elective)
  • Pat the hen dry and lower into bite-size items. Toss with a pair pinches of salt, pepper and garlic powder. Chop the zucchini (discarding finish with the stem) into 1/2-inch items. Put aside.

  • Warmth the oil in a 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium warmth till scorching and rippling. Add the hen items in a single layer. Allow them to cook dinner WITHOUT STIRRING for 2-3 minutes till golden on one aspect. Flip and cook dinner for one more 2-3 minutes till cooked by. Take away to a plate reserving as a lot oil/liquid within the pan as attainable.

  • Return the skillet to medium warmth and add the zucchini in a single layer. Once more, let the zucchini cook dinner WITHOUT STIRRING (to maximise that golden coloration) for 1-2 minutes. Flip or stir and proceed cooking for one more minute or two till the zucchini is tender (however not mushy – do not over cook dinner).

  • Add the hen again to the skillet and add the lemon juice, soy sauce, basil, and oregano. Stir to mix.

  • Enhance the warmth to medium excessive and cook dinner till scorching and the liquid thickens only a bit, 1-2 minutes.

  • Sprinkle with parmesan cheese and recent herbs, if utilizing. Season to style with extra salt and pepper, if wanted.

Serving: 1 serving, Energy: 196kcal, Carbohydrates: 3g, Protein: 28g, Fats: 8g, Saturated Fats: 2g, Ldl cholesterol: 78mg, Sodium: 438mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 2g

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