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Cheesy Chicken with Zucchini, Spinach and Squash

Cheesy Chicken with Zucchini, Spinach and Squash is the perfect chicken dinner featuring garden vegetables for a weeknight meal.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Cheesy Chicken with Zucchini
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 & 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 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.