Crispy Pan-Seared Chicken and Zucchini With Olives and Lemon
Crispy Pan-Seared Chicken and Zucchini With Olives and Lemon
  • prep: 40 min
  • cook: 40 min
  • total: 1 hr 20 min
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  • Summary

    This recipe will amaze the zucchini-averse and anyone who thinks they’ve had zukes every which way. Crosshatching and salting the zucchini for 10 minutes before cooking removes excess moisture and lets the seasoning penetrate all the way through. Next, a hard sear in the fat left over from cooking chicken thighs keeps them crisp-tender. Douse them with a lemony garlic oil studded with olives and chiles, and you’ll love zucchini forever.

    Ingredients

    • 3 small zucchini or summer squash (about 1 lb.)
    • 1 1/2 tsp. kosher salt, divided
    • 7 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil, divided
    • 4 skin-on, boneless chicken thighs (if unavailable, remove bones from skin-on, bone-in thighs with kitchen shears)
    • 1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
    • 3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
    • 1 Fresno chile, thinly sliced
    • 1/4 cup Castelvetrano olives, smashed, pits removed, torn
    • 1 Tbsp. oregano leaves
    • 1 tsp. finely grated lemon zest
    • Lemon wedges (for serving)

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 2
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 485 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 50 g 76.24%
    • Saturated Fat: 7 g 35%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 2 mg 0.53%
    • Sodium: 1447 mg 60.28%
    • Calcium: 61 mg 6.06%
    • Potassium: 619 mg 17.67%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 1 mg 7.81%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 9 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 3 g 13.24%
    • Sugar: 5 g
    • Protein: 3 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 4 g
    • Vitamin A 9.62%
    • Vitamin C 66.47%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat10
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables2
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total2 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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