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Sautéed Chicken and Zucchini with Parsley-Chervil Pan Sauce

Photo: John Autry; Styling: Cindy Barr
Total time 40 mins
Yield 4 servings (serving size: 1 chicken breast half, 1 1/2 tablespoons sauce, and 1/2 cup zucchini)

Ingredients

  • 4 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 1/2 teaspoons chilled butter, divided
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 3 cups (3/4-inch-thick) slices zucchini (about 2 medium)
  • 1/2 cup fat-free, lower-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried chervil
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

Nutrition Information

  • calories 276
  • fat 12.6 g
  • satfat 5.4 g
  • monofat 4.6 g
  • polyfat 1.4 g
  • protein 35.9 g
  • carbohydrate 3.8 g
  • fiber 1.3 g
  • cholesterol 110 mg
  • iron 1.7 mg
  • sodium 479 mg
  • calcium 39 mg

How to Make It

  1. Sprinkle chicken with 1/4 teaspoon salt and black pepper. Heat 1 teaspoon butter and oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook 4 minutes on each side or until done. Remove from pan; keep warm.

  2. Add zucchini and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt to pan; cook 2 minutes on each side or until crisp-tender. Remove from pan; keep warm.

  3. Melt 1 teaspoon butter in pan, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Add broth and chervil; bring to a boil. Cook 3 minutes or until reduced to 1/4 cup. Remove from heat; stir in remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons butter, lemon juice, and parsley. Serve chicken with sauce and zucchini.