Cheesy Chicken with Zucchini, Spinach and Squash is the perfect chicken dinner featuring garden vegetables for a weeknight meal.
Course Main Course
Keyword Cheesy Chicken with Zucchini
Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 20minutes
Total Time 30minutes
Author Ali Randall
2boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1/2cupPanko bread crumbs
Kosher salt & pepper
Chop the squash and zucchini into bit sized pieces. Set aside.
Dredge each chicken breast in flour or use bread crumbs. Season with salt and pepper. Over medium heat on the stovetop, heat the olive oil and 1 tablespoon of butter and sauté each chicken breast for 5 minutes a side. Remove the chicken to a platter.
While the pan is hot, add the vegetables and saute until the spinach begins to wilt and the zucchini and squash soften. Transfer to the platter with the chicken.
Next melt the remaining butter in the hot pan and add the 2 tablespoons of flour and stir for a minute until well incorporated. Then add the milk until creamy to create a roux. Add the cheese and stir to melt. Add more milk in small amounts if necessary to thin the cheese sauce to your preference. Simmer slowly on the stovetop.
Add the chicken and vegetables back to the pan and serve with plenty of the sauce.
This recipe was originally published May 31, 2015.