Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Balsamic Chicken and Zucchini with Angel Hair - Recipe

I was very pleased to see five little zucchinis in my garden, and especially happy that overnight they hadn't grown to the size of fireplace logs. I had great plans for those first zucchinis, and they didn't disappoint me.

NOTE: This is a previously-scheduled blog post. I hope to get back to blogging and caught up on reading all of your blogs in the next week. Some of our family have been with us for the past week, so it's been pretty busy around here.

Balsamic Chicken and Zucchini with Angel Hair - Recipe

3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, diced
2 cloves of garlic, minced

1 large onion, sliced
1-2 red bell peppers (I used Carmens)
3-5 small, young zucchinis
Fresh mushrooms, or canned and drained
1 can black olives
1 small can green chili peppers
Balsamic vinegar
Sea salt
Grated Parmesan cheese

Angel hair (Cook according to package directions while you're preparing the recipe below.) When done, drain angel hair and stir in a teaspoon or so of olive oil to keep it from sticking. Set aside.

In a large skillet, saute the chicken in a couple tablespoons of peanut or corn oil (it browns better than when I use olive oil). Remove chicken to a large plate.

In same large skillet, saute onions and peppers in a couple tablespoons of olive oil. You're ready to add the zucchini chunks when the onions and peppers have cooked down just a little.

Add 1 can drained mushrooms or fresh sliced mushrooms.
Add 1 can black olives, drained (You may need two. It depends on how many olives you're going to snitch before this project is done.)
Add 1 can green chilis.

Add about 3 T. (or more) Balsamic vinegar to the skillet. Stir in sauteed chicken.

Turn burner to low and cook until zucchini is just tender with a bit of crunch remaining.

Serve chicken/zucchini recipe over bed of angel hair pasta. This can be made gluten-free by simply using Tinkyada (gluten-free) pasta.

Sprinkle Parmesan cheese over top.

There's no such thing as too many olives!

This post is linked to: Making the World Cuter Mondays and Something I Whipped Up Monday and  Motivate Me Monday and Making Monday Marvelous and Made from Scratch Tuesday and Delectable Tuesday and Anything Related Tuesday and Take a Look Tuesday and Tasty Tuesday  and Tasty Tuesday and  Tempt My Tummy Tuesdays  and Wandering Wednesday and What's Cookin' Wednesday and We Did it Wednesday and Thrilling Thursday and Lisa's Gluten-Free Blog and Favorite Things Friday and I'm Lovin' it Friday and It's a Hodgepodge Friday  and Fat Camp Friday and Fun With Food Friday



Unknown said...

Mmmm.... what's not to love about this dish? Balsamic chicken... zucchini.. pasta!! Yes, I'll have two helpings, please!

Katharine said...

This looks wonderful! I have zucchini that need to be used! I stumbled here by accident, I'm so glad I did...I'm looking forward to following along...

Mary said...

This sounds delicious. I make a salad very similar to this and you are making me crave it now!

Heide at ApronHistory said...

LOL! I totaly agree with you, there is no such thing as too mnay olives!!

Empty Nester said...

That looks great! And low in calories, I'm assuming?

laurie said...

I love those black olives on top! what a great dish!

Andrea the Kitchen Witch said...

Yum!! I have zucchini from the garden and this would be delicious I'm sure! Thanks for the idea - I love the vinegar addition, what great flavors! Enjoy your family visit :)

Anonymous said...

This is Denise. Sounds very yummy.

Jean | Delightful Repast said...

That looks delicious! But if I try a new recipe this week, it's going to be potato peel pie! I see from the faves listed on your profile, that we have many in common, including The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.

Carla from The River said...

Looks Yummy! I will give it a try when we get back. I am sure my garden has gone crazy!Looking forward to getting back to my garden and flowers. I love to travel, but it is always nice to get back home too.
Bobby Jean was well. We spent a few days in Great Falls. Jeremy helped her set up her new computer and Cranberry Morning is what comes up first as she turns it on. :-)

Susan at www.ugogrrl.com said...

love this - looks so fresh and yummy!

I have also read The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. Loved it!

Cranberry Morning said...

Jean already knows this, but for those of you who liked I think you might like the Masterpiece Theater movie, Island at War. The story takes place on the fictitious island of St. Gregory (representing the Channel Islands) during the WWII German occupation. It's a great movie!

Cranberry Morning said...

How did that disappear?? I meant, for those of you who liked the book, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society... (see above comment)


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