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Easy Cheesy Chicken with Zucchini, Spinach and Squash

Serve up this easy cheesy chicken with zucchini and spinach using garden vegetables in under 30 minutes. Everyone will love it! 
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Cheesy Chicken with Zucchini, Chicken with Zucchini and Spinach
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2
Author Ali Randall


  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • 1/2 cup squash, sliced
  • 1/2 cup zucchini, sliced
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • Kosher salt & black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1.5 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese


  • 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 for a couple of minutes and sauté each chicken breast for 5 minutes a side or until the chicken registers 165 degrees on a digital thermometer. Remove the chicken to a platter.
  • While the pan is hot, add the vegetables and sauté 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 stove top.
  • Add the chicken and squash and spinach mixture back to the pan and serve with plenty of the sauce.


This recipe was originally published May 31, 2015.