Chicken with Summer Vegetables

Chicken with Summer Vegetables Recipe
Photo: Kate Sears; Styling: Gerri Williams for James Reps

 

Recipe Time

Prep: 12 Minutes
Cook: 15 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 358
Fat 16 g
Satfat 5 g
Protein 48 g
Carbohydrate 5 g
Fiber 2 g
Cholesterol 130 mg
Sodium 437 mg

Ingredients

4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, 6 to 8 oz. each
Salt and pepper
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth
1 medium zucchini, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1 yellow squash, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
16 cherry tomatoes, halved
1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme

Preparation

1. Place chicken breasts between 2 pieces of waxed paper and pound to an even 1/2-inch thickness with a meat mallet (or use a rolling pin). Trim any excess fat or ragged edges. Season both sides with salt and pepper.

2. Melt butter with oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. When foam subsides, cook chicken until browned and cooked through but still slightly springy to the touch, 3 to 4 minutes on each side. Transfer to a plate and cover loosely with foil.

3. Pour off all but 1 Tbsp. fat from skillet. Add broth, increase heat to high and boil, stirring to pick up any browned bits on bottom of skillet, until slightly reduced, about 2 minutes. Add zucchini and squash; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring often, until softened, about 3 minutes. Stir in tomatoes and thyme. Cook just until tomatoes are warmed through, about 2 minutes. Season with additional salt and pepper, if desired.

4. Using a sharp knife, cut chicken into thick slices on a diagonal. Serve warm with a spoonful of vegetables on the side.

August 2013
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