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One-Pot Feta Chicken with Squash and Zucchini

chicken recipe with zucchini, squash and feta cheesePennie can be found sharing at The Accidental Blogger, a space where she opens up about some of the things that interest her most – like travel, cooking, canning, jewelry and writing. This recipe was originally featured there.

It’s a delight that during the summer, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) boxes are often filled with squash and zucchini. With that I find myself looking for new ways to prepare these delicious veggies.

But do not fear – because I absolutely don’t mind! Squash and zucchini are both, versatile and tasty.

This one-pot main dish might help you find something new to do with your next batch.

This is a process, not a written-in-stone recipe. Don’t run to the grocery to buy what you don’t have for this! Use a different cheese, a different herb. Heck! Use a thick pork chop if you don’t have chicken breasts!

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (patted dry, lightly seasoned, lightly pounded, and slit open to create a cavity)
  • 1 c. feta cheese
  • 2-4 tbsp fresh chopped oregano and/or thyme
  • 1 tbsp grated onion OR 3 tbsp chopped green onion
  • 2 tbsp chopped sweet pepper (I used pimiento)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 zucchini and/or squash, sliced
  • ½ c. white wine
  • 1 tbsp honey

Process

  • Prepare the chicken breasts: pat dry, season (I used herbs, no salt), pound, and split.
  • Blend the cheese with the herbs, onion, and pepper.
  • Stuff the cheese mixture in the cavity of the chicken.
  • Heat oil in pan.
  • Brown stuffed chicken on both sides (2-3 minutes each side)
  • Add squash and zucchini, sauté between the chicken for about 3 minutes.
  • Add wine and stir to dissolve brown bits.
  • Drizzle honey over chicken and vegetables.
  • Cover and lower heat.
  • Allow chicken and vegetables to cook for about 10 minutes.

Use the juices to make a gravy or as a broth to cook rice. Can’t you just smell the flavors combining? I hope you’ll give this recipe a try. Enjoy it! And be sure to let me know how it turns out.

© Copyright Pennie Nichols. All Rights Reserved. 2016

Pennie Nichols

    I have long been an editor, writer for hire, and textbook author. I wrote my way into a freelance career and suddenly I’m here, with socks covered in the bothersome burrs of freelancers and middle-aged women. I am not weary of writing. Every day is a new opportunity to define, invent, and discover myself through words. Words are the tools that help me dig deep into my experiences and relationships, the energy that draws me out into light and understanding. Through sharing my experiences and words, I hope to connect, to share a little light.

    Kelly

    Thursday 19th of May 2016

    This sounds delicious! Pinning. Thanks for sharing!

    Pennie Nichols

    Thursday 19th of May 2016

    Thanks for reading.

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